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Table of contents for week of June 20, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
Pat Purcell's Herald may be headed in a tabloid direction, says Dan Kennedy, but if it saves the paper's hide, it will keep this a two-newspaper town. And that's good for Boston.
There is liberal bias in the media, says David Brudnoy, but it shows up more as cultural favoritism in the entertainment industry than as slanted coverage of politics or foreign policy.
It's time the right-wing media started telling the truth instead of acting like babies when they're called to account. Veteran comedian and political satirist Al Franken is on the job, says Scott Vogel.
Mark Bazer talks with Northampton author Elinor Lipman, a bona fide writing-class success story.
In the Phoenix editorial we say that it's time to hold Bush's feet to the fire on Iraq.
In "Out There," Rebecca Wieder says "Don't yuck my yum."
Nina MacLaughlin heralds the coming of the Boston Tattoo Convention in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
PRIVACY : Breaking the Internet copyright impasse
WEDDING DAYS : Canada legalizes same-sex marriage
PM MESSAGE : The Blair pitch project
STORY TIME : Michelle Tea’s art of memoir
TRAVELERS’ CHECK : Thanks, but no thanks
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Remembering Gregory Peck, and more
In Galleries and Museums, the Peabody Essex Museum reopens
In Performance, Saigon Water Puppets are on the way
Plan your week:
State of the art
Ted Drozdowski hears the Dead return to a diversifying field of like-minded bands.
In Cellars by starlight, Brett Milano heralds the Shods' and Gail Greenwood's resurfacing.
Carly Carioli on Gravy Train and Hawnay Troof.
Lloyd Schwartz on Boston Early Music Festival's delightful Conradi and Les Arts Florissant's stunning Rameau.
Also live reviews of Evan Dando at the Middle East, the Real Kids and Jake Brennan at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and Randy Weston at the Strand.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Guster : KEEP IT TOGETHER
Drive-By Truckers : DECORATION DAY
Clem Snide : SOFT SPOT
Lisa Germano : LULLABY FOR THE LIQUID PIG
The Apes : ODDEYESEE
Mull Historical Society : US
Kenne Highland & His Vatican Sex Kittens : BE MORE FLAMBOYANT!
Peter Keough says Ang Lee's The Hulk is too big for its britches.
Chris Fujiwara on Fifties propaganda that's all too timely at the HFA.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary says P.O.V. returns with provocative documentaries
Also, short reviews of:
SEÑORITA EXTRAVIADA/MISSING YOUNG WOMAN
THE BREAD, MY SWEET
DUMB AND DUMBERER
ALEX & EMMA
Liza Weisstuch sees the Molasses Tank do Ionesco.
Iris Fanger says Little Moon struggles to be full.
Carolyn Clay says Denham is more interesting than James.
Carolyn Clay takes a Ruthless! trip to summer camp.
Marcia B. Siegel on Jody Weber's elusive art.
John Freeman on James Wood's prickly debut novel.
Joyce Millman watches Sex and the City take Manhattan again, while Mr. Big goes Roman in Caesar.
Hotdots : Saturday, 8:00 (7) Child Stars: Then and Now. Malcolm-Jamal Warner (of Cosby fame) interviews a group of TV child stars who didn't turn into junkies
Dining Out: Penang
On the Cheap : Sound Bites
Noshing & Sipping : Ezekiel 4:9 bread
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