Table of contents for week of February 18, 2005|
NEWS & FEATURES
Deirdre Fulton says that in the breast-augmentation wars, nothing less than women’s health, freedom, and empowerment is at stake.
Dan Kennedy on how the White House’s assault on the Freedom of Information Act enables torture, exposes media apathy, and hurts our ability to govern ourselves.
With an eye toward electability, Mitt Romney and Tom Reilly tackle stem-cell research and gay marriage. Adam Reilly reports.
Mike Miliard pays a visit to Burlington’s iRobot, a company that is revolutionizing robotics and positioning itself at the forefront of a new and potentially lucrative industry.
Gabriel Jeffrey's confessional GroupHug.us was an unexpected online success, and its strangest entries are now collected in a book. Tamara Wieder talks with the author and entrepreneur.
Attempts to stifle one professor’s notorious opinions showcase the hypocrisy of American academe. Harvey A. Silverglate and Dan Poulson on Ward Churchill's position.
In "Out There," Steve Almond gets out of jury duty without even trying.
In "Urban Buy," Darcy Scanlon reports on the new edge in cottage crafts.
Dan Savage on sex.
In the Phoenix editorial: Bush’s Social Security plan is a phony solution to a nonexistent problem.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Bush heats up the sex-ed wars
COME TO JESUS
Roe v. Wade v. greed
The awful Bluths
GOP exploits the marriage gap
Boston’s top cop faces a hard call
Welcome to machine-made love
In Theater, Actors change places in Topdog
In Classical, Auros Group for New Music, plus a French Invasion
In Galleries and Museums, Photos in Fitchburg, Blow Job in Boston, Indian 'Visions' in Worcester
In Sound Bites, Punk wasn't supposed to get better or wiser as it got older, but over the past two decades, certain products of Orange County have aged like the contents of Napa caskets.
At the Grammys, Matt Ashare sees Green Day give way to Ray's night.
Franklin Soults hears Nellie McKay, Rod Stewart, Bobby Darin, and Caetano Veloso bridge the ages
Akhnaten, plus Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the BSO, and Benjamin Zander’s Bruckner. Lloyd Schwartz gets around.
In Cellars By Starlight, Ted Drozdowski talks to guitarist Gary Hoey and songwriter Tom Hambridge.
In Giant Steps: Jason Moran takes his music out into the sun
In Out: Monoman auditions for INXS; the Information find Paradise.
Chris Rucker hears The Click Five, SXSW, and more.
Live reviews of: Cars tribute, Sage Francis,
and Jimmy Web
Also, short reviews of:
WELCOME TO THE NORTH
ARRIVED IN GOLD
UNIVERSAL UNITED HOUSE OF PRAYER
SURROUNDED BY SILENCE
High on Fire
BLESSED BLACK WINGS
...and Roadtripping: Ida at the MFA, plus Colin Meloy, the French Kicks, and much more
Brett Michel reviews the films of Hirokazu Koreeda
Peter Keough visits the ‘African Film Festival’ at the Museum of Fine Arts
In Film Culture: Gay German cinema before the Reich now on DVD
Also, short reviews of:
BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE
SON OF THE MASK
Steve Vineberg remembers Arthur Miller
Carolyn Clay says Trumbo revels in the art of the epistle
Bill Rodriguez says Trinity gives Molière the backstage treatment
Carolyn Clay watches Robert Lepage’s moon glow at the ART
Blue/Orange puts the squeeze on mental healthcare. Carolyn Clay analyzes
Marcia B. Siegel sees 'Dance Straight Up(!)' at Zero Arrow Theatre.
Christopher Millis says in the DeCordova’s multi-hued ‘Pretty Sweet,’ white is right; plus Lalla Essaydi in New York.
HOTDOTS: TUESDAY 22 9:00 (2) Frontline: A Company of Soldiers. Shot in the weeks following our presidential election, this report follows the US Army's 8th Cavalry Regiment in Baghdad. It's no John Ford movie.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out Symphony Sushi
Hot Plate Chez Henri’s veggie Cuban sandwich
On the Cheap: Beantown Dogs
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Liquid - Fall 2004
Education Section 2005
Best Music Poll 2004