Table of contents for week of December 19, 2003|
NEWS & FEATURES
Wrongfully convicted of one of the most notorious murders in Boston's history, former drug dealer Shawn Drumgold thought he'd spend the rest of his life in prison. After 15 years behind bars, he has emerged into a very different world. Where does he go from here? Chris Wright finds out.
Only time will tell how, or if, Saddam Hussein's capture will affect the Iraqi insurgency. Meanwhile, finds Dan Kennedy, the nine Democratic presidential hopefuls must figure out how to challenge a triumphant Bush in 2004 without appearing to wish for hard times.
Peter Kadzis offers thoughts on the dictator's capture and the present danger of terrorism.
It looks like Wesley Clark is vaulting into the number-two spot by attracting more and more voters - both centrists and traditional liberals, Adam Reilly reports. Can the candidate bind the two wings of his party together and make a machine that can really fly?
In the Phoenix editorial: We're all pleased about the capture of Saddam Hussein, but what about the real threat - Osama bin Laden?
Back in the day, the poet Robert Lowell held the most popular office hours in all of Cambridge. Lloyd Schwartz looks back.
Far from being a "confessional" poet, says Tom Sleigh, Robert Lowell saw autobiography - his own story along with those of his ancestors, his family, and his friends - as grist for his rendering of history's shifting music.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson sings the foreskin follies.
In "Urban Buy," Brian E. O'Neill helps you deck your halls.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Rubén González, 1919-2003
Kennedy School goes soft over Hardball
The Grolier’s SOS
Who was Robert Bartley?
CAUGHT ON FILM
The Saddam show
RNC2K figure faces new complaint on police tactics
Charges dropped against UMass professor
In Arts News, What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
With '80s parties, billiards and ice-cold swims, there's something for everyone
In State of the Art, A right (wing) jolly good holiday at the Zeitgeist
Plan your week:
Brett Milano on Apollo Sunshine, Din, and the Loud Family.
Ted Drozdowski watches The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966 and Blues Story.
Josh Kun listens to Eminem rap on the grave of Tupac Shakur.
Matt Ashare on The Rolling Stones and Coldplay on DVD.
Sean Richardson says ZZ are back on Top.
Lloyd Schwartz hears Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Peter Serkin melt the ice.
Live reviews of: The FNX Alter-nativity bash, and Seal's naked pop
Also, short reviews of:
hOMe FOR THE HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS REMIXED
GENUINE HOUSEROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS
Steve Lukather & Friends
THE VERY BEST OF SHERYL CROW
GOOD OLD BOYS
Alban Berg Quartett
MOZART: CHAMBER MUSIC
...and Roadtripping: Cave In's major label bid caves in, Beyond the Embrace remains beyond the public's embrace, and more
Peter Keough says The Lord of the Rings 3 rings truer.
Peter Keough says there's only Julia Roberts behind Mona Lisa Smile.
Gerald Peary says it was a serious year in film.
Also, short reviews of:
LES INVASIONS BARBARES/THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS
STUCK ON YOU
Carolyn Clay hears Trinity sing a new Christmas Carol.
Jeffrey Gantz follows The Christmas Revels to Scotland.
Marcia B. Siegel attends A Dancer's Christmas at Boston College.
Christopher Millis on Gregory Gillespie's deceptive art.
John H. Summers on Laura Kipnis's anti-monogamy polemic.
Clea Simon plows through Neal Pollack's history of rock.
HOTDOTS: SATURDAY 20 6:00 (2) The Mystery of the Three Kings. Uh… they were really tenors? Who were those turbaned men? What kinds of names are Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar? Where did they get the myrrh? All is explained here.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Brother Jimmy's BBQ
On the Cheap : Sweet Touch Café
Noshing & Sipping : Mike's Pastry Yule Logs
Fall Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue