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Table of contents for week of February 21, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

The anti-European invective coming from the Bush administration, not to mention the American media, is drowning out what European leaders really think of the US drive toward war with Iraq, says Richard Byrne.

Portland police open their doors to Jeff Inglis and students of their profession

A mentally limited teen was put away for 17 years under Kansas's harsh sodomy laws. If the Supreme Court hears his case, says Michael Bronski, it could blow the lid off archaic sex laws across the land.

Now that every seventh-grader in the state has an iBook, what do they do with them? Academically, the state appears to be going in the right direction, but the risk of major health problems is being ignored. Josh Rogers reports.

Who'll tend to you if you're hurt at a protest or demonstration? Just ask your friendly neighborhood anarchist street medic, says Michael Blanding.

Seth Gitell reports on how our military leaders are planning for the worst-case scenario in Iraq.

In "Politics and other Mistakes," Al Diamon makes a liquor store run.



Plus, this just in:

THE REAR GUARD : New Yorkís attempt to limit protest backfires as doves flock through Manhattan
ANTIWAR MOVEMENT : London, Rome, Portland



Letters to the editor
Postcard from Wells
Too much information
Crossword


MUSIC

Matt Ashare peeks into the wacky worlds of Michael Jackson and Ozzy Osbourne.

Sean Richardson on American Hi-Fi and the Dubnicks.

Franklin Soults on t.A.T.u.'s titillation of the masses.

Howard Tate is back, says Ted Drozdowksi, and he's on a mission.

Banning Eyre on the mysterious ways of Stella Chiweshe.

Also, short reviews of:
Eleni Mandell : COUNTRY FOR TRUE LOVERS
Beth Boucher : MESS YOU UP
Phil Aiken : DONíT LOOK DOWN
Clarence Bucaro : SWEET CORN
50 Cent : GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'
Kinski : AIRS ABOVE YOUR STATION
Nada Surf : LET GO


FILM

Beth Brogan watches Ben Levine's new documentary, which looks at Maine's invisible French culture.

Also, short reviews of:
DARK BLUE
GODS AND GENERALS
THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE
OLD SCHOOL


THEATER

Jeff Inglis says to deal with Pvt. Wars, then look further afield.

DANCE

Tanya Whiton takes a short trip through Portlandís dance scene.

ART

Chris Thompson talks shop with SlopArt.

Beth Brogan gets in touch with an online group comes together to get crafty

BOOKS

Peter Keough on T.C. Boyle's frontier counterculture.

FOOD

Jill Strauss travels to Blood's Hammock Groves in Delray Beach, Florida and wonders if maybe Cowboy Bush could use a Ponderosa.

SPECIALS

Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue