NEWS & FEATURES
David Bernstein takes everyday products, matches up their parent companies' political donations, and returns with a note of caution: watch what you buy. This one's a must-read.
Markus Young moved to this country from Germany when he was three years old. Now, courtesy of tougher immigration laws, he could be deported under the Patriot Act. Deirdre Fulton has the details.
Mark Jurkowitz looks at legacy of Jim Romanesko.
Mike Miliard talks to Jimmy Reject about punk rock, beer consumption, mental breakdowns, and how he some how came out on the other side to write about it all.
Dan Savage on sex.
In the Phoenix editorial: Bush lies, they die: thoughts on Iraq, its bad constitution, and a cowardly press.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
CASEY SHEEHAN One of 1873 regulars
GREEN REPORT CARD Bay State needs extra help
THE RIGHT TO GROW A second chance for medical marijuana?
SPECIAL ELECTION Four pols, $500,000, one winner
WAYNE&WAX The Boston jerk
PARKING DEPARTMENT Sign language
MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN The sponge is back
FALLING GOLIATHS Warner plans to ditch CDs for e-label concept
QUOTES + NUMBERS Painkiller a Killer
In Theater, Carmen to heat up the ART
In Galleries and Museums, the many collections of Bill Koch at the MFA.
Matt Ashare talks to System of a Down, and finds there's more to them than just the anti-establishment politics they're so closely associated with.
Richard C. Walls checks out the latest Ramones retrospective, which takes its best shot at summing up their legacy
Tony Ware catches Maxïmo Park on the heels of their Mercury Prize nomination.
In Cellars By Starlight, Will Spitz laments his missed opportunity to catch local punks A Wilhelm Scream at the Warped Tour.
Ted Drozdowski has the skinny on bluesman Paul Oscher and Nashville songwriter Rodney Crowell.
In Out: Elisabeth Donnelly checks out Spoon, Specific Heats and the Ron Wood show.
In Circuits, our newest look at the local scene, David Day dishes on Unlocked Groove, Satellite Records and Wayne Marshall.
In Download: Matt Ashare celebrates fifteen years of Merge Records.
Live reviews of:
The Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond and the Click Five
Also, short reviews of:
DIPLOMATS MORE THAN MUSIC
SHOOTER JENNINGS PUT THE O BACK IN COUNTRY
KOUFAX HARD TIMES ARE IN FASHION
MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
TURIN BRAKES JACKINABOX
Chris Fujiwara is impressed by Jia Zhangke’s The World.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary talks to Wong Kar-Wai on 2046 and looks at Bertolucci's The Conformist.
Also, short reviews of:
BOMB THE SYSTEM
THE BROTHERS GRIMM
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Carolyn Clay on Souvenir and Bus Stop.
Clif Garboden on Ansel Adams at the MFA
Clea Simon on John Crawford's Iraq memoir The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell.
Chris Nelson is horrendously addicted to HBO. His latest drug of choice is Rome, which debuts this Sunday. Plus FX's Over There.
HOTDOTS: The PBS pledge drive comes to a merciful end.
by Clif Garboden
Dining Out Robert Nadeau on Middlesex.
On the Cheap Greenhills Irish Bakery.
Hot Plate: Twists on tuna.
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Guide To Summer
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005