Table of contents for week of October 1, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
In a city as expensive as Boston, where clubs need to fund their overhead, Camille Dodero finds avant-garde rock musicians are heading underground - literally - to perform in a loose network of house-basement shows.
Adam Reilly thinks Tom Finneran's efforts to spin his departure from the House Speakership as his own choice just don't carry water.
Dan Kennedy on how Dan Rather and CBS handed the right wing a gift of incalculable value by flubbing the story on Bush's National Guard service.
The criminal-case backlog swamping the Suffolk County DA's Office is so bad that a special Superior Court session has convened to hear homicide cases that have been languishing for years. That's a good thing, but it's not going to solve the underlying problems. David Bernstein reports.
Orchid Thief author and former Boston Phoenix writer Susan Orlean talks to Tamara Wieder about her latest hard-to-classify work.
In "Savage Love," Dan is spreading the word.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson reports on an awesome holiday.
In "Urban Buy," Nina Schwartz says it's a bling thing.
In the Phoenix editorial, It's time for Boston University to hold WBUR accountable to the public that supports it. Plus, thoughts on Finneran's departure.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
John S. Hall kicks Bush’s ...
Will Boston escape Tommy Thompson’s hammer?
Boston palace for the arts
WBUR imbroglio sparks more questions
Support for gay-marriage candidates
Meet the spoilers
In Galleries and Museums, Cerith Wyn Evans and John Coplans
In Classical, Dubravka Tomsic returns, plus a BSO program change and the Lydian Quartet
In Theater, Melinda Lopez inaugurates the Wimberly
In Performance, The Theater Offensive gears up for its annual festival
In State of the Art, A new arts space for Somerville?
Plan your week:
The Black Keys and half a dozen other picks for this weekend's NEMO festival, from Ted Drozdowski.
Sean Richardson hears the Von Bondies and Auf der Maur living out their own.
Mikael Wood sits down with Northern State, three white girls with a rap.
Franklin Bruno listens to Louis Jordan on DVD and Baby Dodds alone at the drums.
The Datsuns and the garage revival, as heard by Brett Milano.
Green Day take a big leap forward, Matt Ashare reports.
Michael Alan Goldberg talks to Supergrass as the band celebrates a decade of stargazing.
Also, short reviews of:
HELLO HONG KONG
WITHIN A MILE OF HOME
I SAW YOU COMING BACK TO ME
WHO’S GONNA GO YOUR CROOKED MILE?
LIVE: A FORTNIGHT IN FRANCE
LIVE IN TOKYO
...and Roadtripping: Flogging Molly tour with Street Dogs, plus metal legend Dio and more.
BY CARLY CARIOLI
A.S. Hamrah looks back at the silent film mastery of F.W. Murnau.
Gerald Peary plunges into Catherine Breillat's latest inferno of steamy sex, Anatomie de l'enfer.
Also, short reviews of:
THE YES MEN
GOING UPRIVER: THE LONG WAR OF JOHN KERRY
DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA/THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
TYING THE KNOT
Carolyn Clay says the new play Ballast puts a different spin on the Irish-American psyche.
Iris Fanger says Swing! don't (have to) mean a thing to entertain.
Christopher Mills is wowed by the photographic fantasies of Robert ParkeHarrison.
Nina MacLaughlin meets fresh and familiar characters in Barbara Sutton's debut collection of stories, The Send-Away Girl.
Joyce Millman says that Lost is the best para-normal series to hit television since Alias, but Cop Shop's not so great.
HOTDOTS: TUESDAY 5 9:00 (2, 7) Debates 2004: The Veeps Mouth Off. Gwen Ifill moderates this face-off in Cleveland between Democratic vice-presidential nominee John Edwards and would-be fascist despot and current VP Dick Cheney.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: Equator
Noshing and Sipping : Oktoberfest beers
On the Cheap: Sherman Café
Education Section 2004
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue