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Table of contents for week of October 17, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

In contrast to the image of a bloated workforce, some state departments have too few workers to do their jobs. Brian C. Jones explores the potential risk to the public.

Kristen Lombardi asks why the Bush administration seems so intent on denying medical marijuana to adults in extreme discomfort.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy's Summit of New England Governors met last weekend. The public wasn't invited. Camille Dodero takes us "Behind closed doors."

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Rush to judgment

Out There: Up in smoke

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Tender trap

Editors' Picks


Plus, this just in:
POLITICS: Critics raise concerns on voting technology
PRISON NATION: New effort seeks better results for ex-offenders
GLOBAL AFFAIRS: Activist cites harm of US policy in Colombia

Astrology: Moon Signs


MUSIC

Musical journeyman Richard Davies hooks up with Dave Auchenbach to seek the truth. By Bob Gulla.

Porgy and Bess comes to Providence. Johnette Rodriguez talks with the director, Elizabeth Graham.

"Pacifist" and "country singer" don't usually belong in the same sentence, but Steve Earle has always resisted easy classification. He talks with our Bill Kisliuk.

In Josh Kun's "States of mind," the Thrills and Los Tigres del Norte recall their separate Californias.

Also, short reviews of:
BEULAH: YOKO
CLAN OF XYMOX: FAREWELL
THE HANDSOME FAMILY: SINGING BONES
LEAVES: BREATHE
PUNK JAZZ: THE JACO PASTORIUS ANTHOLOGY
LOS STRAITJACKETS: SUPERSONIC GUITARS IN 3-D
ROSIE THOMAS: ONLY WITH LAUGHTER CAN YOU WIN

Go for a ride: Roadtripping


FILM

This week's trailers:
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD
RUNAWAY JURY

THEATER

It's like a game of Telephone: a Greek play by Sophocles, updated by French playwright Jean Anouilh and translated to English by Lewis Galantiere. Yet URI's production of Antigone comes through loud and clear, says Bill Rodriguez.

Also by Bill Rodriguez, NewGate’s Empty Plate convinces us there’s hope for humankind.

Worth the Trip:
Pictures of Patty Hearst at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre.

DANCE

Johnette Rodriguez says 73-year-old choreographer Paul Taylor is still making dance new.

TELEVISION

Hot dots: SATURDAY 7:30 (64) Baseball. World Series Game #1. The Florida Marlins open the Fall Classic at Boston or New York.

FOOD

Bill Rodriguez samples the endless banquet at Casa Brasil, and comes away more than satisfied..


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