Great Places to Live
Affordable towns near Boston for would-be home buyers. By David Valdes Greenwood
What began as an artist’s living space has become a bona fide housing phenomenon. By Mike Miliard
Check out Liquid for the latest on home bars, New England wineries, breweries and distilleries, the low-carb craze and more.
Little did Tamara Wieder know when she attended her first massive pro-choice march
on Washington, in 1989, that she'd have to be back at it again 15 years later.
Dan Atkinson says the pro-choice rally in Washington, although non-partisan by design, at times resembled a massive Kerry rally.
Harvey A. Silverglate and Carl Takei report that a host of restrictions on the public's access to government information, introduced by a dangerously secretive Bush administration, is smothering American freedoms day by day.
Bob Woodward's Plan of Attack is indeed the jewel in a crown of books exposing the Bush administration's obsession with going to war in Iraq, Dan Kennedy says. But will it - will any of them - change voters' minds?
When the San Francisco Chronicle published a map of the city's literary universe last year, there was one notable omission: Chelsea native and writer Michelle Tea. Camille Dodero profiles her.
In "Out There," Chris Wright wonders about too much, too soon.
In "Urban Buy," Julie Suratt says Boston's crop of candy stores is too good to miss
In the Phoenix editorial, Three cheers for Maura Hennigan. Plus, Mitt Romney is coming unhinged.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Jay Severin’s Muslim moment
CHECKS AND BALANCES IN GUANTÁNAMO
Could the gulag’s future hang on a real-estate deal?
Chaos and this year’s conventions
MUSICAL CHAIRS AT CITY HALL
Nancy Lo gets a new job
William Steig explained (sort of)
In Arts News, The new seasons for the American Repertory Theatre, Gloucester Stage and Stoneham Theatre
In Galleries and Museums, Xtreme Architecture at MIT, Democracy in Action at Art Interactive
In Classical, The Cantata Singers, plus Italian fare
In Theater, The composer of Falsettos turns elegiac
In Performance, Boston Lyric Opera takes off in 2004-2005
In State of the Art, Kaiju Big Battel builds a new beast
Plan your week:
Ted Drozdowski talks with Mission of Burma, who are about to release their first album in more than 20 years.
Sean Richardson says Tesla and Brides of Destruction resuscitate hard rock.
Brett Milano says the spirit of punk rock lives in Patti Smith.
Lloyd Schwartz on New works at the BSO and the New England String Ensemble, Emmanuel Music's Harbison series, and Triple Helix play for Amnesty International.
Live reviews of: Urge Overkill and Götterdämmerung
Also, short reviews of:
THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2003
A Perfect Circle
THEN AND NOW: 1964-2004
BEETHOVEN/SCHUMANN PIANO WORKS
THE 1950s MOZART RECORDINGS
...and Roadtripping: Sonic Youth supports their new Sonic Nurse, plus Sebadoh and J Mascis in Northampton and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough reviews the Independent Film Festival of Boston.
Gerald Peary says Jean-Luc Godard remains a mystery.
Also, short reviews of:
JE CHANTERAI POUR TOI/I’LL SING FOR YOU
LAWS OF ATTRACTION
MAN ON FIRE
THE MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP
Carolyn Clay watches Suzan-Lori Parks strut her Pulitzer stuff.
Sally Cragin says The MOMologues is baby food for thought.
Iris Fanger on the Actors' Shakespeare Project.
Jeffrey Gantz on Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice; George Balanchine at Harvard.
Jon Garelick on Rachel Cohen's American century.
HOTDOTS: MONDAY 3 9:00 (44) Martin Luther: Driven to Defiance and The Reluctant Revolutionary. If you think you're conflicted about being pissed off at the Catholic Church, consider how Luther felt as he plotted the Reformation.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Amelia’s Trattoria
Cheap Eats : Dong Khanh
Noshing and Sipping : Bear Pond Farm pesto
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue