Table of contents for week of January 2, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
Our intrepid soothsayer Chris Wright does his annual crystal-ball gazing. Ahhh ... see what's in store for 2004.
For progressives, a dark shadow is looming over 2004, and it's growing bigger and darker. Dan Kennedy explains.
All the signs point to the importance of religion in the next presidential campaign, says Adam Reilly. But Democrats have, until just recently, stayed resolutely secular. Is it too late for them to start with God talk?
Governor Mitt Romney has scads of commissions busily studying how to tackle the troubles ailing the Commonwealth. For that matter, so, too, has the legislature. So just what are these guys up to? David Bernstein finds out.
In "Out There," Steve Almond puts some dead words out to pasture.
In "Urban Buy," Brian E. O'Neill showcases some goods to help you stay on track in 2004
In the Phoenix editorial, we opine on the Geoghan panel, John Ashcroft's deadly obsession, and George W. Bush's popular front.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
THE GOOD FIGHT
Throw the book at ’em
What a character
Crappy New Year!
Teen homicides return to the Hub
An alternative theory of what causes it
DO THE RITE THING
Everything you need to know about same-sex marriage
Plan your week:
Ted Drozdowski on Josh Lederman y Los Diablos, Charlie Farren, and Johnny Cunningham.
Sean Richardson on Jay-Z's sayonara, The Black Album.
Franklin Bruno on free improv's electro-squads.
Banning Eyre on the revived music of Congo.
Ted Drozdowski on June Carter Cash's Wildwood Flower.
Matt Ashare looks forward to 'bonus' DVDs and plain ol' CDs in '04.
Jonathan Perry has the scoop on upcoming local discs.
Ed Hazell on Issi Rozen and Gilad Barkan.
Jon Garelick forecasts the jazz on tap in clubs and concerts.
Lloyd Schwartz looks forward to a busy classical music season.
Also, short reviews of:
IN TIME: THE BEST OF R.E.M., 1988-2003
FANFARE IN THE GARDEN: AN ESSENTIAL LOGIC COLLECTION
THE LONG ROAD HOME 1963-2003
GREETINGS FROM AREA CODE 207, VOLUME 4
...and Roadtripping: Jane's Addiction bail on their tour to go on vacation, Sevendust tours with Ill Niño, and more
Steve Vineberg revisits I vitelloni, Fellini's first masterpiece.
Gerald Peary wonders if Belleville will compete with Finding Nemo?
Peter Keough foresees film forget-me-nots for 2004.
Bill Rodriguez on Rachael Warren's chameleonic Songs.
Sally Cragin welcomes Urinetown to Boston.
Liza Weisstuch looks at the year ahead on Boston's winter stages.
Randi Hopkins sees Tahiti, Mexico, and beyond in Boston museums in '04.
William Corbett says The Library of America brings Ezra Pound home.
HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 4 8:00 (2) Nova: Mars: Dead or Alive. You probably didn't hear it land, but just today, our most sophisticated Mars rover ever touched down (if everything went as planned) on that Red Planet.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Thai Thai Kitchen
On the Cheap : Berkeley Perk Café
Noshing & Sipping : Homa Soy Nuts
Fall Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue