Table of contents for week of February 27, 2004
NEWS & FEATURES
As the ProJo turns. Ian Donnis applauds 175 years of journalistic integrity and watchdog reporting at the Providence Journal.
Ceremonies and parties vs arguments and protests. Michael Bronski discusses San Francisco's take on the quarrel over gay marriages that began in Massachusetts.
Could Cheney be in trouble? Dan Kennedy examines Halliburtonís alleged bribe of $180 million to the former government of Nigeria and the media's response.
Varsity Blues comes to life. Chip Young reviews the sporting scandals on and off the playing field.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: What has Don done?
Out There: Totaled recall
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Not making out
Plus, this just in:
PRISON OVERSIGHT : ACI commission cites heavy workload
TALKING POLITICS : Carcieri lends ammo to Democratic opponents
DRUG POLICY : Medical marijuana bill faces hazy outlook
Astrology: Moon Signs
Bob Gulla reviews the Chinese Stars' performance and checks up on an injured club owner.
Sean Richardson gives props to Trapt for being determined to focus on the music and not the fame.
Also, short reviews of:
PERÚ NEGRO: JOLGORIO
GRANT LEE PHILLIPS: VIRGINIA CREEPER
HEAD OF FEMUR: RINGODOM OR PROCTOR
V/A : MUSIC FROM QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY
V/A: SACRED STEEL
THE CRAMPS LIVE AT NAPA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: The kids are all bright
Peter Keough says Mel's Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ, is more about pornography than passion.
It only takes a glance at the silver screen for Peter Keough to make his predictions about this year's Oscars.
This week's trailers:
DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS
CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN
Worth the Trip:
Boston Marriage at Merrimack Repertory Theatre .
Bill Rodriguez takes a trip into the 'Conscience.'
Bill Rodriguez gives Bill Seaman a hand, a leg and some other body parts to demonstrate that "life and actions are interconnected - and that we don't have to be passive receivers of art."
Worth the Trip:
"Gauguin Tahiti" at the Museum of Fine Arts February 29 through June 20.
Nina MacLaughlin says Charles Rowan Beye's book, Odysseus: A Life, is a "compelling, creative, and psychologically revealing way to interpret Odysseusís life-long wariness and distrust."
Hot dots: Friday 27: 9:30 (2) Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor. Child-empowerment wonder Fred Rogers died a year ago today, and that's provoked a re-airing of this excellent Fred retrospective.
It only takes one word to sum up Salvation Café's atmosphere and spread, eclectic. By Bill Rodriguez.
The Best 2002