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Table of contents for week of April 10, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

As summer approaches, Cumberland County towns are scrambling to adopt mass gathering ordinances. Jess Kilby wonders if they will pass constitutional muster?

Tom Giampetruzzi examines the state of the transgendered community, where for those looking to make the switch, mental- and physical-health services can be hard to come by - just like cultural acceptance

Curious how the rebuilding of Iraq might go? Richard Byrne saws look at Afghanistan

And, Al Diamon

Plus, this just in:

GREENLIGHT UPDATE: It's a wrap
CRIME SCENE: Bands get burgled
MEDIA WATCH: RIP, Bangor Broadside
WASHINGTON WATCH: Maine senators to play key budget role this week
ANTIWAR MOVEMENT: Take me to your leader




Letters to the editor
Postcard from Wells
Crossword


MUSIC

In the Beat Report, Josh Rogers listens to the Pony's new album, ShiShiMuMu

Franklin Soults takes in Lucinda Williams' latest, World Without Tears

Sean Richardson on return of Linkin Park and the rise of Evanescence

Josh Kun ponders Freedom in who's name

According to Bill Kisliuk, lately Dar Williams' been getting a little of help from her friend.

Plus, Sibilance

Also, short reviews of:
Danny Tenaglia :CHOICE A COLLECTION OF CLASSICS
Charlene : SELF-TITLED
Kenny Brown : STINGRAY
The Orb : BACK TO MINE
Roseanne Cash : RULES OF TRAVEL
Mooney Suzuki : ELECTRIC SWEAT
Damien Jurado : WHERE SHALL YOU TAKE ME?


FILM

Tom Meek says in A Man Apart, Vin Diesel does what he does best: seethe

Also, short reviews of:
GHOST OF THE ABYSS


THEATER

Jeff Inglis remembers the life and times of theater painter Roland Borduas



ART

Chris Thompson surveys the 2003 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

BOOKS

John Freeman offers two books for reading in between the lines

William Corbett looks back on the poetry of World War II and Kenneth Rexroth.



FOOD

Jill Strauss looks at the restaurants that will reopen for the summer season.

SPECIALS

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