NEWS & FEATURES
The Phoenix presents its "Pot Issue,", which includes 13 things to do in Boston when you're high, the government's $4 billion-a-year habit, medical marijuana in Massachusetts, a guide to this weekend's Freedom Rally and more..
Meanwhile, Deirdre Fulton reports from Cape Edwards where Katrina refugees are finding a safe haven.
Mark Jurkowitz attempts to diffuse some of the controversy surrounding the new chair of the Nieman Foundation, Bob Giles.
Will Tom Reilly drive a wedge between state Democrats? Adam Reilly considers.
Dan Savage on sex.
In the Phoenix editorial: Unanswered questions remain in the Victoria Snelgrove case.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
FREEDOM WATCH The DOJ’s shopping trip pays off
CASEY DESMOND Teenage Bentmen goes pop
GAY MARRIAGE Forces look toward 2008
THERE’S STILL A WAR GOIN’ ON Camp Casey on the Charles
SURVIVING GRADY Red and Denton come clean
MONKEY SEE Curious George fights the Nazis
QUOTES + NUMBERS Displaced
Plus more web-exclusive stories from New Orleans.
In Theater, On the Twentieth Century gets revived.
In Galleries and Museums, Sol LeWitt and Paula Robison at the Gardner, Art Show Down on CCTV.
The Phoenix is sponsoring a new Bostonian musical showcase: NEST, or the Northeast Sticks Together. Our staff makes its picks for the best of the fest.
Ted Drozdowski offers his tribute to the late, legendary R. L. Burnside.
Tony Ware checks out Four Tet.
Jeff Miller talks to The Greenhornes, The White Stripes' opener.
In Cellars By Starlight, Chris Nelson checks out nmpreign and Heathen Shame.
In Giant Steps, Jon Garelick checks out Danilo Pérez and Aruán Ortiz.
In Out: Will Spitz on Foam 'N' Mesh and Paul Westerberg.
In Circuits, David Day on the connection between the Notwist and Boy In Static.
In Notes, Sarah Tomlinson has the skinny on one of the many Hurricane Katrina benefits around town.
In Download: Carly Carioli can't help but feel a little wolfish as he rounds up some lupine bands.
Live reviews of:
Idlewild and the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Kingston, RI
Also, short reviews of:
BEST OF THE BEATLES (DVD)
JASON MRAZ MR. A–Z
PINK FLOYD LONDON 1966/1967
PREFUSE 73 READS THE BOOKS E.P.
RICHARD THOMPSON FRONT PARLOUR BALLADS
Peter Keough reviews three films about on-the-job troubles: Lord of War, Just Like Heaven and Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse Chinoise.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary takes in the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Also, short reviews of:
KING OF THE CORNER
MARGARET CHO: ASSASSIN
THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS
Lloyd Schwartz on Carmen at the ART.
Liza Weisstuch on Urinetown at the Lyric Stage.
Marcia B. Siegel checks out Cavalia and the end of Dance Collective.
Christopher Millis on new exhibits showcasing Craig Stockwell, Yizhak Elyashiv, and Ken Beck’s objects of desire.
Sam Pfeiffle on The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas by Davy Rothbart.
HOTDOTS: TUESDAY 19 | 9:00  MY NAME IS EARL | Jason Lee stars as a loser trying (unsuccessfully) to win. Can this gimmick be sustained? At least somebody's trying something different. | Until 9:30 pm.
by Clif Garboden
Dining Out Robert Nadeau on Stella.
On the Cheap Chow Thai Cafe.
Hot Plate: Hamersley’s Bistro’s souffléd lemon custard.
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Guide To Summer
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005