Table of contents for week of March 13, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
With Eric Alterman's new book, the counterattack against those who charge liberal media bias is finally gaining momentum; Dan Kennedy says that's none too soon, now that Neanderthal Michael Savage has made the leap from radio to TV.
Richard Byrne finds that the pending war in Iraq has handed anti-globalization protesters an unlikely ally in the peace movement: pro-globalization business leaders.
Mitt Romney's next budget victim is state legal services. Not only is such a move deeply unjust, it's also fiscally unwise. Kristen Lombardi shows why.
According to a number of former high-level government officials, the pending war in Iraq is about oil, and it's grounded in a geopolitical strategy conceived in the 1970s. Robert Dreyfuss explains.
In its 28-year history, the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival has built an almost alarmingly devoted following. Chris Wright reports from the field.
In the Phoenix editorial, we weigh in on the responses to the West Warwick fire, explaining how ill-considered regulations and lawsuits will not make nightclubs safer
In "Out There," Chris Wright fears fear itself.
Genevieve Rajewski throws an Oscar party in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
CREATIVE PROTEST : Send the pope to Baghdad!
CLASS NOTES : Illin’ at Harvard
UPDATE : New Lydon series debuts this Sunday
TALKING POLITICS : The new McCain meets the real deal
STICKER SHOCK : Jehlen sponsors budget forum
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR : Drumming up support
TECHNOLOGY : Bringing Emerson (and others) back to life
TRAGICALLY DECK : Robert Lanham redefines ‘hip’
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Youssou N'Dour cancels North American tour, Boston Ballet looks ahead, and more
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins on Dutch and Flemish drawings at the Fogg, plus new drawings in JP.
David Weininger hears Berio’s Sinfonia sounds, plus Peter Serkin and the Brandenburg Ensemble, and the Belcea Quartet in Classical.
In Theater, Liza Weisstuch finds unbeautiful America.
In Performance, Iris Fanger has a phenomenon explained; plus José Mateo.
Plan your week:
State of the art
Carly Carioli says Cave In's major-label debut is a meal in itself.
Ted Drozdowski listens to Cooder and Galbán stretch out.
Tony Ware welcomes turntablist Kid Koala and his new graphic novel to town.
Matt Ashare says Lou Barlow is putting all his eggs in the Folk Implosion basket.
Jon Garelick says Ben Schwendener and Marc Rossi excel in Living Geometry.
Lloyd Schwartz heralds the world premiere of John Harbison's Requiem at the BSO.
Also, live reviews of Gunter Hampel Trio at the Zeitgeist Gallery, Ellis Marsalis & Sons at Symphony Hall, and Hall & Oates at the Orpheum.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Steve Turre : ONE4J
Dave Douglas : FREAK IN
Symphony X : THE ODYSSEY
Sigur Rós : ( )
Calexico : FEAST OF WIRE
Echoboy : GIRAFFE
Juliana Theory : LOVE
Revenge is fleet in Irréversible, says Peter Keough.
In Filmculture,Gerald Peary wonders, is Gaspar Noé's Irréversible inexcusable?.
Also, short reviews of:
AGENT CODY BANKS
Ŕ LA FOLIE . . . PAS DU TOUT/HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT
BETTY FISHER ETAUTRES HISTOIRES/ALIAS BETTY
A KALAHARI FAMILY:50 YEARS ON FILM
TEARS OF THE SUN
Carolyn Clay follows Rinde Eckert's road through perdition.
Carolyn Clay watches Nora Theatre Company revisit Pinter's Betrayal.
Iris Fanger says no one is exonerated in Coyote.
Marcia B. Siegel watches Musica Viva do Shirish Korde.
Christopher Millis says the 'Scholars' deliver the goods at the MFA.
William Corbett says Kevin Young earns his blues stripes.
Joyce Millman on My Big Fat Greek Life and Six Feet Under.
Hot Dots -- SUNDAY 7:00 (5) The Emperor's New Groove (movie). A somewhat out-of-control film in which Eartha Kitt turns David Spade into a llama and John Goodman tries to help him regain his humanity.
Dining Out: Quotes
On the Cheap : The Breakfast Club
Noshing & Sipping : Yellowtail shiraz
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue