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Table of contents for week of November 7, 2002
NEWS & FEATURES
Local Heroes: For our fifth annual Best issue, Seth Gitell and Kristen Lombardi chose two groups who are working to keep the promise of democratic life alive.
Sean Glennon reveals the extent to which some Pats fans can be real 'holes when their boys beat the host team far away from home.
Michael Bronski, a teacher of Jewish studies, comes out to his students as a Catholic - and explains his deep interest in Jewish culture.
Many writers have tried to limn Joan Didion's story. This time, Camille Dodero's objective is to let her tell it herself.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder interviews America Ferrera, who tackles independence, family, body issues, and other weighty subjects in her feature-film debut, Real Women Have Curves
In the Phoenix editorial, we say the Democrats must regroup.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell says that on Bloody Tuesday, the voters' message to political progressives was: Drop dead
In Out There, Kris Frieswick pits the supernatural against science.
Atticus Fisher explains the draw of comic books in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
LIBERAL NIGHTMARE : Bush finally wins a national election
LOOKING FOR THE SILVER LINING : Progressives get beat in Maine
THRILL OF VICTORY : Mitt’s people
GOING FOR THE GREEN : Stein won anyway
INDIE POLITICS : Barb wired
PARTY POOPERS : Let’s put ‘spoiler’ to rest
DEPT. OF OPTIMISM : Green candidate Lachelier makes a showing
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Novelist profiled and the Gardner Museum celebrates 100.
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins on Suara Welitoff, a video artist who wins the Maud Morgan Prize.
Jeffrey Gantz says the ‘other’ Mahler gets her due in Classical.
In Theater, Sally Cragin watches Reduced Shakespeare Company edit world literature
In Performance, ABT comes to Boston, but Iris Fanger tells us it's Giselle instead of Le Corsaire.
Plan your week:
Matt Ashare chronicles the continuing legacy of Nirvana, with the new anthology, Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters and Krist Novoselic's Eyes Adrift.
Tristram Lozow says the annual Dimock benefit is steppin' out.
In Frequencies, Josh Kun listens to MC Paul Barman jew-hop.
Tony Ware reviews new music by Amon Tobin, DJ Vadim and Mr. Scruff.
Robin Vaughan on Parker and Lily's Here Comes Winter.
In State of the art, Africa Kabisa celebrates 10 years on the air, and Banning Eyre is there.
In Cellars by Starlight, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery, and David Maxwell live the blues and Ted Drozdowski writes about it.
Also, live reviews of Karaugh Brown at Club Passim and André Previn and the BSO at Symphony Hall.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Diana Krall : LIVE IN PARIS
THEORY OF A DEADMAN
Guy Clark : THE DARK
Slum Village : TRINITY
The Damn Personals : STANDING STILL IN THE USA
Peter Mulvey : TEN THOUSAND MORNINGS
Rhett Miller : THE INSTIGATOR
Peter Keough checks identity at the 14th Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Keough also watches a muthafuckin' star be born in 8 Mile.
Also, short reviews of:
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES
THE WEIGHT OF WATER
Carolyn Clay says John C. Reilly anchors the Huntington's solid Marty, and Clay listens to Uhry tell the tale of Edgardo Mortara at Hartford Stage.
Ronan Noone clears the sexual-abuse air and Jeffrey Gantz breathes it in at the Sugan Theatre Company's production of The Lepers of Baile Baiste.
Laurence Fishburne's Riff Raff may talk tough, but Chris Fujiwara says it does little else.
Marcia B. Siegel on Monkeyhouse and "Rhythm at the Regent."
Clif Garboden sees things Charles Sheeler's way at the MFA, and sees some proofs of Ansel Adams's brillance at the Fitchburg Art Museum.
William Corbett salutes Kenneth Koch's poetry.
Hot Dots -- Sunday, 8:00 (44) King Kong (movie). The 1933 classic (we assume in fully restored glory) with Fay Wray in perpetual distress and Kong perpetually perplexed.
Dining Out : The Dogwood Café
On the Cheap : Spike’s Junkyard Dogs
Noshing & Sipping : Pie in the Sky pies
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue