Table of contents for week of July 30, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
Complete DNC daily coverage from a decidedly Phoenix perspective.
George W. Bush is a uniter, all right: the Democrats are more unified than they've been in generations. Now, says Dan Kennedy, comes the hard part.
Margaret Doris views the convention from the protesters' cage.
Not that the Democrats have taken the Jewish vote for granted, but this time around they're deploying their biggest political stars to tout Kerry's staunch support for Israel and other issues dear to American Jews, such as reducing US dependence on Middle Eastern oil. David S. Bernstein reports.
Adam Reilly interviews the Great Spoiler.
Adam Reilly introduces you to two of the nicest people you'd ever want to know, Deke and Christine Henderson. They're ferrying Reggie the Registration Rig across the land to sign up voters for the Republican Party, and their reasons for supporting George W. Bush may surprise you.
She never expected it, but Azar Nafisi's memoir about clandestinely teaching forbidden works of Western literature to women in Iran has become a bestseller and a critical success. Tamara Wieder talks with her about it.
In "Out There," Chris Wright meets the parents.
In "Urban Buy," Kerry Lynch goes sneaking around - in style.
In the Phoenix editorial: we comment on the DNC's protest pen and the 9/11 Commission's report.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
ON THE STUMP
Boston’s other mayor speaks out
In Arts News, Reports of the Bosstones' Warped Tour dates have been greatly exaggerated, plus a new space for jazz and more
In Classical, Carlos Kleiber
In State of the Art, The Lord of the Rings takes to the museums
Plan your week:
Matt Ashare hears Wilco drift farther from their alt-country roots on A Ghost Is Born.
Sean Richardson sees Fear Factory and Machine Head get their own tours rolling.
Christopher Blagg on Neil and Tim Finn - together again.
Ted Drozdowski hears Dave Alvin head back to his roots, as always.
Jon Garelick on Maria Schneider's good news, and Mose in Marblehead.
Live reviews of: The Hives and Sahara Hotnights and Fountains of Wayne.
Also, short reviews of:
LIVE AT BONNAROO
IN WITH THE OLD
STONE, STEEL & BRIGHT LIGHTS
ELEMENTS OF LIFE
Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi
IN THE MIRROR OF THE SKY
...and Roadtripping: Loretta Lynn plays New Hampshire, plus the dance event of the summer and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Carly Carioli watches Metallica spill their guts on the big screen.
Peter Keough says The Manchurian Candidate has no platform.
Also, short reviews of:
THE CLAY BIRD
HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE
A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD
KAENA: THE PROPHECY
MARÍA, LLENA ERES DE GRACIA/MARÍA FULL OF GRACE
Carolyn Clay sees Israel Horovitz contemplate Compromise.
Liza Weisstuch watches the Karamazovs juggle objects and philosophy.
Steve Vineberg says A Clockwork Orange is a bad apple.
Carolyn Clay says Africa meets Disney in The Lion King.
Marcia B. Siegel weighs in on The Lion King as dance.
Susannah Mandel on interpreting The Matrix.
Joyce Millman surrenders to the soap of Nip/Tuck.
HOTDOTS: WEDNESDAY 4 8:00 (2) Secrets of the Dead: Amazon Warrior Women. PBS isn't exactly the place you'd expect to be invited to learn about 'beautiful, bloodthirsty, female warriors.' That would more likely be a topic for an Army training film.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: Grotto
On the Cheap: Felipe's Taqueria
Noshing and Sipping: Sprecher Hefe Weiss and Ravin’ Red Soda
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue