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Table of contents for week of October 31, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

Although public fascination endures, Jim Taricani says organized crime in Rhode Island is a shadow of its former self.

Television's gay revolution, as embodied by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, seems to most to be a positive cultural step. But, as Gloria-Jean Masciarotte points out, even the queens are part of an all-boys club.

Even with the crushing loss to the Yankees in the ALCS, the 2003 Red Sox deserve kudos as a true band of brothers. By Chip Young.

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Old home week for the boho set

Out There: Playing the numbers

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Explain yourself

Editors' Picks


Plus, this just in:
ANNALS OF LABOR: Teamsters backed in Port of Providence scrap
ALTERNATIVE RADIO: Ferrara joins 103.7 FNX crew
THE CORNEL YOUNG JR. CASE: Will the trial reinforce the status quo?
AFTERWORD: Credit the Projo for still going long

Astrology: Moon Signs


MUSIC

Bob Gulla takes you on a guided tour of Providence's newest and best live music clubs.

Carly Carioli says Limp Bizkit might be the worst thing ever to happen to rock and roll. Their new album still sold a quarter of a million copies its first week.

On the other hand, Elliott Smith, one of the best things ever to happen to rock and roll, probably never sold a quarter of a million copies of anything. He took his own life last week. Matt Ashare looks at the career of this troubled genius.

Also, short reviews of:
LEIF OVE ANDSNES AND IAN BOSTRIDGE: SCHUBERT: PIANO SONATA IN D (D.850), NINE LIEDER
VARIOUS ARTISTS: THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THAILAND
EAST RIVER PIPE: GARBAGEHEADS ON ENDLESS STUN
MANDO DIAO: BRING ’EM IN
GAVIN DEGRAW: CHARIOT
SUPERJOINT RITUAL: A LETHAL DOSE OF AMERICAN HATRED
EDDY "THE CHIEF" CLEARWATER: ROCK ’N’ ROLL CITY

Go for a ride: Roadtripping


FILM

The Station Agent has drawn much attention for featuring a dwarf in the lead role, but even more attention for being a great film. Review by Peter Keough.

Also by Peter Keough, a review of Jane Campion's new erotic thriller, In the Cut.

This week's trailers:
BEYOND BORDERS
BROTHER BEAR
SCARY MOVIE 3

Worth the Trip: Charlotte Zwerin at the HFA. THEATER

New York-based playwright, director, and performance artist Marty Pottenger spent three years interviewing people about money, then drew on those interviews for a new play called Abundance. Johnette Rodriguez turns the tables and interviews Pottenger! How do you like them apples?

The Bruce Vilanch vehicle Hairspray, based on the John Waters film, rolls into Providence November 4. He talks with Bill Rodriguez. Worth the Trip:
Say Goodnight Gracie at the Wilbur Theatre.

ART

Bill Rodriguez says there’s a high spookiness quotient to Suspended Narratives, the sort that has to do with highly charged subconscious sources rather than that Halloween is approaching.

Worth the Trip: Rembrandt at the MFA

BOOKS

John Updike's early stories are now available on collected form, and Richard C. Walls read them all.

FOOD

Downcity is a bit more upscale than in the past, but not overbearing and certainly still friendly. By Bill Rodriguez.

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