Table of contents for week of October 15, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
In their haste to sterilize the Combat Zone for the super-rich, city officials have turned their back on zoning laws, working-class interests, the arts community, and a coherent vision for the Theater District. Kristen Lombardi reports that it looks like curtains for the historic Gaiety Theatre, a vital link to Boston's cultural past.
Notoriously uncomfortable with having the microphones turned, Fresh Air host Terry Gross nevertheless agrees to sit down with Tamara Wieder and talk about her new book, her radio program, and her lifelong struggle to overcome shyness.
David Brudnoy says mainstream America won't take gay marriage seriously until popular culture begins showing us seriously thoughtful and grown-up gay characters.
Camille Dodero profiles free-spirited novelist Stephen Elliott, who spent a year on the campaign trail with the presidential candidates. He calls his new book, Looking Forward to It, "one voter's story."
In "Savage Love," Dan just says "No".
In "Out There," Alan Olifson wants to get out of touch.
In "Urban Buy," Nina Schwartz looks into the fake fur fad.
In the Phoenix editorial, Save the Gaiety - Why does Mayor Menino want to destroy this cultural landmark? Plus, the Bush administration's war against freedom of the press.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
What’s next for WBUR?
Re:generation Records opens
Let us now praise famous Manny
New Hampshire stymies student suffrage
RODNEY DANGERFIELD (1921-2004)
The story of his life
Vermonters get over the civil-union battle; can Bay Staters do the same?
In Galleries and Museums, Fabulous Histories' and Mona Hatoum; Tomoko Sawada at the Fogg
In Classical, Rethinking Maurizio Pollini, plus Boston Baroque's Julius Caesar
In Theater, A Broadway legend comes to town
In Performance, Boston Ballet's 'Balanchine Martins Balanchine'
In State of the Art, The Dwarves' latest tour de force
Plan your week:
On Real Gone, Ted Drozdowski hears the many sides of Tom Waits - nighthawk, bluesman, sentimental balladeer, and protest-song writer.
Brett Milano reviews Brian Wilson's Smile, the rebirth that was 30 years in the making.
Ted Drozdowski checks out new music from Skating Club and Myanna, as well as an underutilized music venue in Brookline.
Sean Richardson on how Lamb of God and Atreyu are tweaking the definition of metalcore.
Ed Hazell thinks this document of a "transitional" period in the musician's career is one Miles Davis box that's worth the money.
Live reviews of: PJ Harvey, Brad Mehldau and Presidents of the USA.
Also, short reviews of:
The Twilight Singers
SHE LOVES YOU
LET IT ENFOLD YOU
The Neville Brothers
WALKIN’ IN THE SHADOWS OF LIFE
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Samoa Wilson, with the Jim Kweskin Band
LIVE THE LIFE
...and Roadtripping: The Chinese Stars in Boston and Providence, plus Pretty Girls Make Graves open for Death Cab and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough heads into Matt Stone and Trey Parker's world of puppets and finds Team America tangled in its own lines.
Also, short reviews of:
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
AROUND THE BEND
THE FINAL CUT
SHALL WE DANCE?
S21: THE KHMER ROUGE DEATH MACHINE
Liza Weisstuch finds all's fair in Boston Theatre Works' production of Another American.
John Kuntz's Jasper Lake is not as tranquil as it seems. Carolyn Clay reports.
Jeffrey Gantz flies through the first act of the Bolshoi Ballet's Don Quixote but finds the second act more earthbound.
Marcia B. Siegel says the Bolshoi's rearranged Raymonda is a bit monotonous.
Jeffrey Gantz visits two deceptively simple exhibits at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Pucker Gallery.
Amy Finch on how Susan Orlean's curiosity enlivens just about every subject she touches in her new book.
Joyce Millman revels in PBS's latest skeleton-in-a-royal-closet drama, The Lost Prince, which opens Masterpiece Theatre's 34th season.
Dining Out: 33 Restaurant and Lounge in Boston
Hot Plate : Oleana’s spicy fideos and chickpeas with green chard
On the Cheap: Urban Gourmet
Education Section 2004
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue