Table of contents for week of January 7, 2005|
NEWS & FEATURES
The police department's own study suggests why some juries are reluctant to convict. By David S. Bernstein.
Nearly 20 years after Sister Helen Prejean witnessed the execution of Patrick Sonnier, the inspiration for her widely acclaimed memoir Dead Man Walking, she talks to Tamara Wieder about her ongoing battle with America's capital-punishment culture, and her latest book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions.
As bloggers attempt to diagnose White House ills, mainstream news outlets are getting a headache over how to cover questions about Bush's and Cheney's health. Plus, Barnicle's Herald stint sours; what the Slate sale means for online media; and Arthur Sulzberger changes his mind. Dan Kennedy reports.
Adam Reilly says there might not be much time for Sal DiMasi's famed huggable-guy persona this month as the new Speaker chooses his leadership team and starts shaking up the House. Plus, Clean Elections has become hot again, and another Boston House seat opens up.
In "Urban Buy," Christine Junge says, relax - just do it.
In "Out There," Rebecca Wieder goes a little bit country.
Dan Savage finds some things hard to swallow.
In the Phoenix editorial: Bush follows up his pathetic first response to tsunami relief with more missed opportunities. Plus, unwanted controversy for Israel; China reassesses; and how you can help.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Tsunami sushi bar wonders what’s in a name
Street musicians, one; Boston Police, zero
The right turns tight
Potheads hijack AARP?!?
In Performance, 'Dance Across the City' returns
In Theater, BTW and Jonathan Epstein ride The Tempest
In Classical, James Levine tackles Babbitt and Sibelius
In Galleries and Museums, 'Likeness' at the ICA, 'Pretty Sweet' at the DeCordova, 'Sets & Series' at the MFA
In Sound Bites, The Paris Combo make their Boston debut at the Somerville Theatre, Razorlight and the Features play the Middle East and the All-star acoustic rumba band Kekele visits Johnny D's
Jonathan Dixon spends a couple of days in the studio with baffled cult-hero composer Glenn Branca, 100 guitarists, and one beleaguered drummer.
Brett Milano says Fluttr and Specimen 37 prove prog-rock doesn't really suck.
Adam Bregman talks to Cowboy Jack Clement, who wrote songs or produced sessions for Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash and who's just put out his first solo CD since 1978.
Josh Kun finds Jewishness in jazz with Roscoe Chandler, "Abie the Fishman," Don Byron, and Steven Bernstein.
Franklin Soults checks out the geographical and Billboard chasm between Ludacris and Xzibit on their latest discs.
Ted Drozdowski listens as Ambrosia Parsley and Shivaree get political.
Chris Rucker gives us the latest word on Boston-area bands; Carly Carioli reports on indie rock at the MFA.
Also, short reviews of:
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
RUIN JONNY’S BAR MITZVAH
Alison Krauss and Union Station
LONELY RUNS BOTH WAYS
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Grip Weeds
GIANT ON THE BEACH
AUDIT IN PROGRESS
...and Roadtripping: Mission of Burma headline some gigs of their own, plus Defcon 4 and more.
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough says Nicole Kassell's debut is a lumbering effort.
Peter Keough takes aim at the documentary Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst.
Chris Fujiwara gets into the ring with Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby.
Gerald Peary talks with Kevin Bacon about taking on pedophilia in The Woodsman.
Also, short reviews of:
HOLY WATER-GATE: ABUSE COVER-UP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
IL CUORE ALTROVE/INCANTATO
Carolyn Clay admires the virtuosity and humanity of Pamela Gien's Syringa Tree.
Steve Vineberg says Larry Pine plays a beautiful Kreutzer Sonata at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
Steve Vineberg looks back at the career of the late stage and television actor Jerry Orbach.
Sally Cragin talks with Jonathan Epstein about his upcoming turn as Prospero in Boston Theatre Works' The Tempest.
Iris Fanger previews the return of 'Dance Across the City.'
Randi Hopkins previews two shows that offer artists' views of Andy Warhol, plus "Girls' Night Out," "Boys Life," and Damien Hirst.
Randi Hopkins talks to Linda Price-Sneddon about "Wonder Worlds" at Mass MoCA.
HOTDOTS: TUESDAY 11 8:00 (2) Nova: The Boldest Hoax. In 1912, everybody who was anybody was an Englishman, so it stood to reason that the Missing Link was a Brit as well. At least, that made it easier to accept the discovery of Sussex's Piltdown Man.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out Pierrot
Hot Plate : Audubon Circle’s tomato bisque and grilled cheese
On the Cheap: Café Anatolia
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Liquid - Fall 2004
Education Section 2004
Best Music Poll 2004