Table of contents for week of October 24, 2003|
NEWS & FEATURES
TALKING POLITICS - Coveting a DC win:
Washington, DC's successful bid to replace New Hampshire as the first to hold a presidential-nomination contest could turn its long quest for congressional representation into a national issue, David Bernstein reports. Meanwhile, the Dems are scrambling to make sense of it all.
Ironic, isn't it? President Bush seems to have learned something from the French after all: that all truth is subjective and facts are a scientific conceit. How else, asks Josh Marshall, to account for his politics of unverifiable assertion?
Which way is the wind blowing for the Atlantic Monthly - one of Boston's most venerable institutions - now that Michael Kelly is gone? Dan Kennedy finds out.
If you drive in Boston, says Marty Wolfand, you're familiar with the anxious drama that is trying to find a parking space - and one with a working meter, at that - in the city. But just what is the meter's history? And what is its future?
Chris Douglass first entered the kitchen at Icarus 20 years ago. Two decades later, the former South End storefront is one of the city's most respected restaurants. So why don't more people know Douglass's name? Tamara Wieder spotlights his work.
In the Phoenix editorial, we say that the pope is overrated.
In "Out There," Chris Wright wants a riot of his own.
In "Urban Buy," Christine Junge goes digging for China.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Megan Foster hits the streets
Election Day electioneering
Marriage debate heats up
For local TV newscasts, a new idea: Quality
Why does the FBI believe Flemmi?
In Arts News, Farewell to the Kendall Café, plus Saul Bellow at the BPL and more.
In Performance, Halloween all over.
In Galleries and Museums, Rembrandt rules at the MFA; open studios in Waltham.
In Classical, Finally celebrating Hector's birthday.
In State of the Art, Alice Cooper Eyes his rivals.
Plan your week:
Sean Richardson says the Strokes match Is This It with Room on Fire.
Matt Ashare plays ref for Westerberg vs. Grandpaboy.
Franklin Soults say Morrison and Grandpaboy try to stop the drift by looking homeward.
Bill Kisliuk heralds the return of rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson.
In "Giant Steps," Jon Garelick stands by the avant-garde's old guard
Lloyd Schwartz reviews the BSO's dark Debussy and Boston Baroque's lightweight Handel.
Live reviews of: Interpol at Avalon, Thomas Hampson at Jordan Hall and The Holly Harris Party at Johnny D's.
Also, short reviews of:
Rufus Wainwright WANT ONE
Jimmy Ryan LOST DIAMOND ANGEL
Wolfsheim CASTING SHADOWS
Ten Benson BENSON BURNER
The Rosebuds MAKE OUT
Bill Mallone PERFUME LETTER
The Bouncing Souls ANCHORS AWEIGH
...and Roadtripping: The Stills at the Paradise, the Thrills at Axis, Jam’n 94.5’s "Monster Jam" at the FleetCenter and more.
Short reviews of:
BOLA DE NIEVE
BRITISH ADVERTISING FILMS OF 2002
PIECES OF APRIL
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
Tennessee, we hardly knew ye, says Carolyn Clay.
Jon Garelick says Eddie Izzard is an unstoppable Sexie machine.
Marcia B. Siegel on Merce Cunningham at BAM, Rennie Harris at the Majestic.
Jeffrey Gantz sees the Boston Ballet looking to the past - and the future.
Christopher Millis says the ICA's 'Splat Boom Pow!' misses the mark.
John Freeman reviews J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello (Viking).
HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 26 11:30 (2) Fiesta in the Sky. The producers of this half-hour film about ballooning have taken hostages from among the families of WGBH executives and are ransoming them one at a time in exchange for the station's airing this show.
By Clif Garboden
Joyce Millman wonders if Karen Sisco and Tru Calling can live up to Alias and Buffy.
On the Cheap : Supreme Kitchen
Noshing & Sipping : Maria’s Pastry Shop ossi di morti
Fall Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue