Table of contents for the week of May 16, 2002
Adam Harmon provides a personal journey through the political minefields of the Middle East in his diary of an Israeli soldier.
The truth of the matter is that many in the Arab world want to see all Jews die. Guess what, says David Brudnoy, after the Jews go, Americans are next.
Nina Willdorf wonders if the fall of Martha Stewart's empire is upon us.
In the Phoenix editorial, from the House’s stale response to the budget crisis to the reactionary superior-court ruling on gay marriage, state government needs a fresh approach. How about biking to work?
In Don't Quote Me Dan Kennedy says that when it comes to cloning, medical advances need not lead to a Brave New World.
In Talking Politics by Seth Gitell, Bay State budget cuts promise hard choices and civic suffering. Nevertheless, State House pols continue to play fiscal games.
Celebrity dogs are enough for Rebecca Wieder in Out There.
Kate Cohen has the key to staying cool at home this summer in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
COMMUTING: One less car on the road
MONEY: Bradley helps Reich
Q&A: Food for comedy
ROAD TRIPPING: Rockin’ China
STYLE: The new new casual
BIG DIG BRIDGE: Opening day on the Zakim
Letters to the editor
Ted Drozdowski sees different sides of Tom Waits in Alice and Blood Money;
Franklin Soults says Lauryn Hill's new Unplugged is a breakthrough, all right - but it's also awful;
Soults also compares Elvis Costello's new When I Was Cruel to Costello's solid work in the '80s;
Sean Richardson on Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton, who have instrumental talent as well as pop instincts;
In Slanguistics Jon Caramanica on the screwed sounds of Big Moe;
Mike Miliard tunes in to The Life We Lead in State of the art;
In Cellars by starlight Carly Carioli gets the lowdown on Clint Conley's Consonant;
Also, live reviews of Joe Pernice and Warren Zanes upstairs at the Middle East, Anti-Pop Consortium downstairs at the Middle East, and Cornershop at the Paradise.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Dick Dale : SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
Melissa Ferrick : LISTEN HARD
Brendan Benson : LAPALCO
Imperial Teen : ON
My Morning Jacket : CHOCOLATE AND ICE
Barry Harris and Chris Cox : THUNDERPUSS
Dead Cat Bounce : LEGENDS OF THE NAR
On Star Wars, Episode II, Peter Keough asks, "is George Lucas the world’s worst filmmaker?", but Keough is considerably more kind to Hugh Grant's About a Boy;
Chris Fujiwara marvels at the genius of Tsai Ming-liang’s What Time Is It There?
Jeffrey Gantz surveys the MFA's collection of Van Gogh films.
In Film Culture by Gerald Peary, Martin Scorsese tours Italian cinema.
Also, short reviews of:
LAGAAN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA
THE MYSTIC MASSEUR
Iris Fanger praises Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing;
Liza Wiesstuch says love is on the rocks this spring with Hamartia Blues and Camille;
Marcia B. Siegel takes in the Martha Graham Company as controversy swirls around its "ownership."
Randi Hopkins sees the signs in "Lingo" at the Oni Gallery and "Laura Donaldson" at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
According to Julia Hanna, Atul Gawande dissects his profession in Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science;
Carolyn Clay says Michael Frayn explores some ancient mysteries in Spies.
Hot Dots -- Sunday, 8:00 (2) Nature: The Polar Bears of Churchill with Ewan McGregor. Tell us, Obi-Wan, how do they find each other in the snow?
Dining Out : Sister Sorel
On the Cheap : River Gods.
Noshing & Sipping : Oleana 3C Ale.
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
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