Table of contents for week of November 19, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
The US forces' victory in Fallujah was never really in any doubt - what's considerably less clear is exactly what they won. Dan Kennedy reports as press outlets from the New York Times to Al-Jazeera try to make sense of the battle for this troubled city.
Brian Jones says there's no time to waste sulking or running off to Canada - America's tattered liberal left needs to start knitting itself back together, and fast.
Righteous types have plenty to stew about these days: a recent novel, a new film, and an upcoming television show all feature the pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey. Peter Keough takes it all in.
Beer is more than a business - it's a craft, a hobby, a passion. It's social glue, a central part of the American experience. Mike Miliard profiles writer Ken Wells, who set out two years ago to explore just what that means.
"Official Harvard" was a no-show at the recent memorial for Dr. John Mack, a snub that Harvey Silverglate says only testified to the power of his brilliant and passionate unconventionality.
In "Savage Love," Dan Savage on sex and the occasional relationship.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson wishes his subconscious would tell him something important.
In "Urban Buy," Darcy Heitzke boots up.
In the Phoenix editorial, Why Senate Democrats must stop Alberto Gonzales. Plus, Dan Conley needs to look in the mirror, and the Big Dig is now officially a Republican boondoggle.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
DEPT. OF TERMINAL PATIENTS
DoubleTake dies after long, debilitating illness
Alberto Gonzales, the devil you don’t know
Lenny Kaye writes about moons, spoons, Junes, etc.
In Galleries and Museums, World AIDS Day at the MFA, plus the 2004 Maud Morgan winner
In Classical, The Venice Baroque Orchestra plays Vivaldi (?)
In Theater, No small actors in area Christmas Carols
In Performance, Boston Ballet unveils its Colonial Theatre production
Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing raises as many questions as it properly answers, while serving as companion piece to Smith's posthumous release, From a Basement on the Hill.
From radio director to band drummer to record-label CEO, Paul Buckley is a busy man. He finds time to talk to Jonathan Perry about Lunch Records' newest release, Four by Four: Volume 1.
Ted Drozdowski says Clinic stick to their art-damaged guns on Winchester Cathedral.
Brett Milano listens to Susan Cowsill's Just Believe It and hears a haunting solo debut that is an autobiography in disguise.
Jon Garelick checks in with Jane Monheit, Madeleine Peyroux, and jazz's hit parade.
Kurt B. Reighley discovers the softer side of Boston alternative rocker Thalia Zedek.
Chris Rucker and Will Spitz listen to the local music scene.
Levine plays Carter at the BSO and piano with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Emmanuel Music does Israel in Egypt. Lloyd Schwartz reports.
Richard Buell reviews Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman's Bank of America Celebrity Series recital.
Live reviews of: Juliette and the Licks, Mulatu Astatké with the Either/Orchestra and Don Byron Quartet.
Also, short reviews of:
EVERYTHING I’VE GOT IN MY POCKET
ALIVE AT LAST
Mix Master Mike
Suzzy and Maggie Roche
WHY THE LONG FACE
HANDBOOK FOR THE HOPELESS
...and Roadtripping: Taking Back Sunday's new lineup tours with Atreyu, plus 'Heavyweights of Hardcore' and more.
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Fifty-two years after the publication of his blockbuster studies into male and female sexual behavior, Dr. Alfred Kinsey can still shock an audience, Peter Keough says.
Gerald Peary offers his take on Atom Egoyan's Subtitles, and Cecil B. DeMille's Madam Satan.
Also, short reviews of:
THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE
SHORT CUT TO NIRVANA: KUMBH MELA
SEED OF CHUCKY
Carolyn Clay says art imitates controversy in THE New Repertory Theatre's Permanent Collection.
Sally Cragin delights in the feints, barbs, and anecdotes of the the Theatre Cooperative's The Value of Names.
Marcia B. Seigel watches Boston Conservatory Dance Theater's stab at performing without live music.
Christopher Millis finds little to enjoy in Boston University's unidentified photographed objects.
William Corbett delves into de Kooning: An American Master, a biography that will serve as a foundation for future examinations of Willem deKooning's art and life.
HOTDOTS: THURSDAY 25 9:00 a.m. (4) Thanksgiving Day Parades. Sure, they're boring and badly broadcast and overly commercial, but ain't that America? (Until noon.)
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: Umbria Ristorante
On the Cheap: Aceituna Café
Hot Plate: Rustic Kitchen’s butternut-squash mezzaluna
The Best 2004
Liquid - Fall 2004
Education Section 2004
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors