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Table of contents for week of April 3, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

Untitled Eric Anderson, with words and photos, profiles one family's battle with autism

David Valdes Greenwood attends last weekend's peace rally in Boston and finds the protest movement growing up. Also, looking ahead to this Saturday's protest in Portland.

Last week's attacks on Iraqi TV stations have human-rights and journalism advocates up in arms. Richard Byrne wonders if bombing propaganda outlets is a smart tactic - or a breach of the rules of war?

And, Al Diamon

Plus, this just in:

MEDIA WATCH: The war in campus
RIP: Robert Anderson (1943 - 2003)
MEDIA MELEE: Perle, Rivera, Arnett --- gone, gone, gone




Letters to the editor
Postcard from Pat
Crossword


MUSIC

In the Beat Report, Sam Pfeifle investigates the response of Portland musicians to the culture of conflict

Hua Hsu investigates the truth behind the tales of 50 Cent

Despite the looming sex-crimes accusations, Matt Ashare finds R Kelly standing his ground

Sean Richardson listens in as AFI and the Blood Brothers take their punk mainstream

Karan Iris Tucker experiences Mary Gauthier's songs of her self Lloyd Schwartz on the BLO's La Rondine

Plus, Sibilance

Also, short reviews of:
Gil Shaham/Jian Wang/Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic : BRAHMS: VIOLIN CONCERTO/DOUBLE CONCERTO
Catherine Irwin : CUT YOURSELF A SWITCH
The Notwist : NEON GOLDEN
Kaki King : EVERYONE LOVES YOU
Chris Whitley : HOTEL VAST HORIZON
Boy Sets Fire : TOMORROW CAME TODAY
The Kills : KEEP ON YOUR MEAN SIDE


FILM

Tom Meek on Phone Booth, A smashmouth spectacle that hangs on the staying power of its psychological suspense

Also, short reviews of:
WHAT A GIRL WANTS


THEATER

Jeff Inglis probes to Maine theater folks for the opinion on the war

Jeff Inglis on Lion Hunting at Munjoy Hill

DANCE

Jeffrey Gantz looks in as Boston Ballet lives the fantasies of Mr. B

ART

Chris Thompson on the art during the war

BOOKS

Mike Miliard on Tom Adelman's memoir of the '75 World Series



TELEVISION

Joyce Millman on Trading Spaces and What Not to Wear



FOOD

Kathy Gunst anticipates the fresh vegetables of spring

SPECIALS

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