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Table of contents for week of November 26, 2004

NEWS & FEATURES

Seth Mnookin's Hard News, a book on the New York Times, shows how an editor’s narcissism nearly destroyed the world’s greatest newspaper. By Dan Kennedy.

Joe Appel goes macro with Jessica Porter, author of The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics.

Plus, this just in:
STOMACH RUMBLINGS: Much is afoot in foodland
BUM RAP: Portrait of the Artest
ON TV: A troubling vision of Matthew Shepard
FAITHFUL FANS: Writing the Sox’ storybook ending

Politics and Other Mistakes
Bramhall Square
Letters to the editor
Savage Love
Crossword solution


MUSIC

Sam Pfeifle says Harpswell Sound’s debut full-length, Skylight, delivers on all their early promise.

Jeffrey Gantz dismantle's U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

Black is back -- Black Francis, that is. Matt Ashare chats with the Pixies frontman about the breakup and reunion of one of indie rock's most revered bands.

Korn and Marilyn Manson celebrate ten years of shock and awe. Some people might even still care. By Sean Richardson.

Phoenix (no relation) pack their bags for America. By Tony Ware.

Plus, Sibilance.

Also, short reviews of:
Eminem: ENCORE
Neko Case: THE TIGERS HAVE SPOKEN
Rilo Kiley: MORE ADVENTUROUS
They Might Be Giants: THE SPINE
David Thomas & Two Pale Boys: 18 MONKEYS ON A DEAD MAN’S CHEST
Camper Van Beethoven: NEW ROMAN TIMES
3 Inches of Blood: ADVANCE AND VANQUISH

FILM

Gary Susman says Oliver Stone's Alexander is only so-so.

Short reviews of:
BEING JULIA
CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS
ZELARY

THEATER

A Streetcar Named Desire boards at Seacoast Rep. Sadly, it's not the musical version, Oh, Streetcar!. By Megan Grumbling.

Worth the trip:
Johnny Guitar: The Musical at the Boston Center for the Arts
The Price at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

DANCE

Worth the trip:
The Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular at the Wang Center

ART

Maggie Knowles offers some brilliant holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list.

BOOKS

Philip Roth's The Plot Against America imagines an alternate timeline in which Hitler sympathizer Charles Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, among other things. By Jon Garelick.

Douglas Wolk introduces some comic fare from McSweeney's and Seth. No surname -- it's just "Seth."

FOOD

Andy King tries some thug talk, and some tacos, at El Camino.

SPECIALS

Best Music Poll 2004
The Best of 2003
Portland Band Guide










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