Table of contents for week of December 19, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island abuses the health system it should be protecting.
Finding Saddam leaves Democratic candidates searching for words.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: A real man
Out There: Making the cut
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Getting the business
Plus, this just in:
AS THE PROJO TURNS: Peace breaks out at the ProJo
CITY WATCH: Back and forth continues in power line dispute
TALKING POLITICS: Depenaís new role a smart move for Dems
Astrology: Moon Signs
Bob Gulla says a change in nightclubs doesn't mean a change in the the scene.
ZZ Top makes it to the top. By Sean Richardson.
Eminem brings Tupac to life through the mixing boards and raps with him, says Josh Kun.
Musicians flood the DVD market. Reviews by the Boston Phoenix staff.
Also, short reviews of:
VARIOUS ARTISTS: CASALS FESTIVALS AT PRADES: LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCES
RANDY NEWMAN : GOOD OLD BOYS
ALBAN BERG QUARTETT: MOZART: CHAMBER MUSIC
SHERYL CROW:THE VERY BEST OF SHERYL CROW
STEVE LUKATHER & FRIENDS: SANTA MENTAL
GENUINE HOUSEROCKINí CHRISTMAS
V/A: hOMe FOR THE HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS REMIXED
Go for a ride: Roadtripping
Peter Keough says The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, "is like watching a stunning video game without being able to play it."
Mona Lisa Smile is a "genial exercise in wish fulfillment and its inevitable punishment illustrated with spunky performances by some of the screenís brightest female talents," says Peter Keough.
This week's trailers:
STUCK ON YOU
" THE ANIMATION SHOW "
DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!
The musicians assembled for A Kwanzaa Song and Celebrations: An African Odyssey are stellar, with haunting voices, nuanced percussion, and an inescapably infectious spirit, says Johnette Rodriguez.
Worth the Trip:
Christmas Carol at the Cutler Majestic Theatre
The Christmas Revels At Sanders Theatre
Worth the Trip:
A Dancerís Christmas at Boston College.
Boston Balletís Nutcracker
Art! Art! Get your art here! The 23rd Annual Foundry Artists Holiday Sale comes to the Pawtucket Armory.
Worth the Trip: Gregory Gillespie at the Fogg Museum
Calling all music nerds! Have we got a book for you. Neal Pollack takes readers on a wacky tour of the spotty history of music in his book, Never Mind the Pollacks. By Clea Simon
Hot dots: Friday 10:00 (2) Christmas at Belmont. Actually, itís in Nashville. Brenda 'Rockiní Around the Christmas Tree' Lee hosts this down-home musical concert.
The Meritage brings the European bistro to Providence. By Bill Rodriguez.
The Best 2002