Table of contents for week of May 6, 2005|
NEWS & FEATURES
North America’s only independent music-video-game-development studio is flying under the radar in Central Square. Camille Dodero visits Harmonix.
The Office of Special Counsel exists to protect federal workers from job discrimination and whistle-blowing retaliation. David S. Bernstein examines how Scott Bloch turned it into a haven for gay-bashing and partisan politics.
Adam Reilly wonders why Governor Mitt Romney is getting involved in the nitty-gritty details of the Democratic-nomination fight between Tom Reilly and Deval Patrick
Anti-choice pharmacists opposed to all forms of artificial contraception are seeking the power to mess with women’s everyday lives. Deirdre Fulton investigates.
Filmmaker Paul Haggis and an ensemble of talent - including Matt Dillon - tackle issues of diversity in a post-9/11 world. Tamara Wieder speaks with them.
In "Out There," Steve Almond tells you how to survive the annual return home without (technically) murdering any of your relatives.
Dan Savage on sex.
In the Phoenix editorial: Mitt Romney’s embrace of capital punishment — and Tom Reilly’s craven response — show why progressives must remain vigilant
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Adding fuel to the creative economy’s engine
Poll shows increased support for equal marriage
Showing next Thursday: The Gaiety’s demise
Grab this paper, quick!
NOW AND THEN
Time travelers gather at MIT
In Theater, János Szász and the ART take on Eugene O’Neill
In Galleries and Museums, 'Getting Emotional' at the ICA, Jodie Manasevit in Worcester, and Alex MacLean at the Peabody Essex
Jon Garelick sums up his long weekend at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and related Crescent City events in Giant Steps.
Jonathan Perry talks with acclaimed singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards about her sophomore CD
Michael Alan Goldberg talks with Mary Gauthier about her major-label debut and touring with Willie Nelson
Kurt B. Reighly explains how things got better - if not easier - for Cazwell, a gay rapper from Worcester, after he moved to NYC
Matt Ashare sees The New York Dolls and Gang of Four return to rock.
In Cellars By Starlight: Edan's struggles with rap's relevance; the Perceptionists' new perceptions
In Out: Steer Roast, side of Apes; Jacque’s strange attractors
Chris Rucker has love for Downbeat 5 and Kimone; Lamont and Clickers call it quits
Live reviews of: Audioslave,
Louis XIV, and Joe Pernice
Also, short reviews of:
The Blue Van
THE ART OF ROLLING
The Mars Volta
FRANCES THE MUTE
BLACK SHEEP BOY
TALKING VOICE VS. SINGING VOICE
YOU SEE ME LAUGHIN’: THE LAST OF THE HILL COUNTRY BLUESMEN
Peter Keough reviews Kingdom of Heaven and talks with James Reston Jr. about his book Warriors of God.
Peter also checks in with the Boston Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival
Gerald Peary reports from Toronto's Hot Docs festival
Tom Meek weighs in on Crash
Also, short reviews of:
HOUSE OF WAX
LA MEGLIO GIOVENTÚ/THE BEST OF YOUTH
Carolyn Clay reviews August Wilson's Radio Golf at Yale, Take Me Out at SpeakEasy, and Into the Woods at New Repertory Theatre
Liza Weisstuch reviews Janet Kenney's My Heart and My Flesh.
Marcia B. Siegel reports on Fico Balet, Kinodance, and Elaine Summers.
Charlie Higson tries to extend the 007 franchise with SilverFin. Jeffrey Gantz reviews Higson's take on the young Bond.
HOTDOTS: SATURDAY 7 5:00 (7) Horse Racing. Live from Churchill Downs, the 131st running of the Kentucky Derby. The Bellamy Road who won the Wood Memorial can't lose. Whether that Bellamy Road will show up this afternoon is another matter.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out Pomodoro
On the Cheap Tropico Restaurant
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Hot Plate: Sabatino’s Italian Kitchen’s meatball sub
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Liquid - Fall 2004
Education Section 2005