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Table of contents for week of April 18, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
Democratic presidential hopefuls will be facing the first election drenched in foreign-policy issues in over 20 years, say Seth Gitell. Whom are they turning to for advice?
In its headlong rush to toss aside the United Nations, the Bush administration is asking Americans to scrap an interlocking global security system that has led the US away from the catastrophic wars of the past. Richard Byrne reports.
The war against Saddam has brought international news back to the front pages, says Dan Kennedy, but as the fighting ends, the media may tune out - just as the crucial phase of rebuilding Iraq begins.
Seven same-sex couples have sued for the right to marry in Massachusetts. Their case is now before the state's highest court, and Kristen Lombardi says the outcome could transform family law.
Only by anticipating the worst, says Wellesley professor Julie Norem, author of The Positive Power of Negative Thinking, can we be prepared to deal with it. Chris Wright talks with her in our weekly Q&A.
In the Phoenix editorial, we say no to Republican bullheadedness on taxes and free speech.
In "Out There," the party's not over, but Kris Frieswick is going to bed.
Jeffrey Klineman gets ready for barbeque season in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
FILM : The reel world
CITY HALL : A law for the birds
MEDIA : An embed’s tale from ‘the dark side’
DEMONSTRATIONS : A tale of two protests
MUSEUM PIECES : Theft of history
MISSING-PERSON REPORT : Where is Dr. Arjan Erkel?
CAMPUS LIFE : Mystery illness and mystery meat at BU
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, the Great Wide Way comes to Boston, and more
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins heralds the return of the Cyberarts Festival
David Weininger on Ben Zander, plus Longy Opera and Murray Perahia in Classical.
In Theater, Sally Cragin talks to the Bat Boy.
In Performance, Judith Jamison talks with Iris Fanger about Alvin Ailey week in Boston.
Plan your week:
State of the art
Joseph Patel says the White Stripes are living out their rock-and-roll fantasy.
Sean Richardson says Godsmack and Event aren't faceless anymore.
Matt Ashare heralds Evan Dando's slow and steady return.
Carly Carioli on Adult's 21st-century electro-pop.
Bill Kisliuk feels the heat of Michel Camilo's controlled blaze.
Ted Drozdowski hears Ben Harper move from reggae to gospel to Zulu jive.
Jeffrey Gantz hears H&H do Beethoven's Ninth.
Also, live reviews of David Murray and the Gwo-Ka Masters at the Copley Theatre , Thalia Zedek at the Middle East, and Spoon at the Middle East.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
THE USED : S/t
Brokeback : LOOKS AT THE BIRD
HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH : S/t
Mark Bacino : THE MILLION DOLLAR MILKSHAKE
Kenny Garrett : STANDARD OF LANGUAGE
The Spaceshots : OFFENSE/DEFENSE EP
Zehetmair Quartett : SCHUMANN: STRING QUARTETS Nos. 1 and 3
Peter Keough on Better Luck Tomorrow and Raising Victor Vargas.
Steve Vineberg on Henri-Georges Clouzot's Quai des Orfèvres.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary sees Lynne Ramsay as an ingenuous auteur.
Also, short reviews of:
HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES
A MIGHTY WIND
The Phoenix arts staff goes the distance with the fifth annual Boston Theater Marathon.
Ellen Pfeifer watches Malcolm X meet Dr. Martin Luther King.
Christopher Millis says 'The Space Between' comes out on top at the Davis Museum.
Clea Simon on Robert Hough's fictional life of Mabel Stark.
Robin Dougherty welcomes Dennis Potter's musical masterpiece to DVD.
Hot Dots -- THURSDAY 17 8:00 (2) Nature: Condition Black. That's a surfing term for "Get out of the water now!"
Dining Out: Aegean Restaurant
On the Cheap : Passport: A Taste of Europe
Noshing & Sipping : Bomboa cocktails
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2003 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue