Table of contents for week of December 12, 2003|
NEWS & FEATURES
SPECIAL SECTION - A Guide to the Season
Genevieve Rajewski says it's Christmas in July, Hanukkah in October, and Kwanzaa all year round.
Lisa Weisstuch says forget the Gap; this year, give a gift certificate for something more personal.
Genevieve Rajewski offers tactics to handle guerrilla gifters.
Genevieve Rajewski prescribes these gifts to beat the holiday blues.
Ruth Tobias with a guide to the richest, heaviest dishes in Boston, Portland, and Providence.
Nina Maclaughlin finds a stretch of Mass Ave that brings the world - and its worldly goods - to Cambridge.
Mike Miliard gives the weird comedy of graphic art.
Dan Kennedy says liberal radio is finally gearing up to take on Rush, O'Reilly, and the rest of the conservative talk juggernaut - in theory.
She may be among the most articulate, reasonable, and charming Democratic presidential candidates in the race, but Carol Moseley Braun doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning. So why's she running? Adam Reilly reports.
It may be sort of funny to see Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie down on the farm. But The Simple Life really is down on farms, says Max Alexander, along with real food production and the rural way of life. Gross!
Digital-cable station XY.tv is poised to target the X and Y generations with a 24-hour line-up of mainstream pop videos and "real-life" programming. Camille Dodero tunes in.
Hollywood has come calling for author Andre Dubus III. Tamara Wieder talks with him about it.
In "Out There," Steve Almond says "Oops - I broke up with Britney."
In "Urban Buy," Genevieve Rajewski is seeing sled.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Gore ó and Koppel ó boost Dean at debate
Clark larks on MTV
Boomerangs bounces back
Itís not the mayorís party
The inequality of civil union
WAR ON DRUGS
In Arts News, Peter Keough sits on the jury at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, plus Phish's 20th-anniversary show and more
In Galleries and Museums, Boston highlights
a few of our favorite things
In Classical, Adventures in non-holiday music
In State of the Art, The Trachtenburgs turn family night into rock and roll fun
Plan your week:
Ted Drozdowski watches George Howard and Kitty Brazelton show how it's done.
The Phoenix arts staff revel in this year's holiday windfall on DVD.
Christopher John Treacy on Howie Day's backing band.
Sean Richardson says there's not much that's bigger than John Mayer.
Jon Garelick welcomes Wynton Marsalis's All Rise to Boston.
Also, short reviews of:
REMIXED & REVISITED EP
EL DIABLO SUELTO
The Autumn Rhythm
CASALS FESTIVALS AT PRADES: LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCES
...and Roadtripping: Hillary Duff #1 on the Billboard chart, Simon and Garfunkel at the FleetCenter and more
Chris Fujiwara on Czech horror and fantasy at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Gerald Peary watches a new Ripley film on the small screen.
Also, short reviews of:
LOVE DONíT COST A THING
PRISONER OF PARADISE
SOMETHINGíS GOTTA GIVE
Carolyn Clay says Snow in June is a multicultural treat.
Iris Fanger says Monticel' is inconsistent but compelling.
Jeffrey Gantz says Boston Ballet's Nutcracker isn't really new, but it's still good.
Jon Garelick plumbs Frederick Barthelme's deep surfaces.
HOTDOTS: TUESDAY 16 8:00 (2) Nova: Wright Brothers' Flying Machine. Exactly 100 years ago tomorrow, Orville and Wilbur took to the air for 12 seconds and managed to travel 120 feet. No snacks were served.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Figlia
On the Cheap : People's Republik
Noshing & Sipping : Cidre Dupont
Fall Arts Guide
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