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Table of contents for week of April 02, 2004

You may not be able to tell, but spring is here and the Phoenix has the prescription for your cabin fever in our Outdoor Guide.

Secretary of State Matt Brown is a rising star on the Providence political scene, but his all-consuming ambition is generating critics even within his own party. Ian Donnis reports.

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Divorce, Blue Cross-style

Out There: Funny business

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Let it go

Editors' Picks


Plus, this just in:
BEHIND BARS: Advocates hit use of isolation at ACI
TALKING POLITICS: Day-care providers face hurdles after initial win
GENERIC NATION: Wal-Mart looms in Providence

Astrology: Moon Signs

MUSIC

Austin's South by Southwest festival has become the flashpoint for all the newest hipster trends. Bob Gulla is there.

Just in case you haven't gotten tired of MTV playing the video for "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" ad nauseum, even, it seems, during commercial breaks, now you can see The Darkness live in all their spandex-clad glory. Matt Ashare talks to the band.

Ten years later, Kurt Cobain's absence still leaves a gaping hole. Matt Ashare commemorates the troubled genius.

Also, short reviews of:
Elvis Presley: ULTIMATE GOSPEL
Susie Ibarra & Mark Dresser: TONE TIME
Rasputina: FRUSTRATION PLANTATION
Pilot to Gunner: GET SAVED
Fantômas: DEL̀RIUM C̉RDIA
Eagles of Death Metal: PEACE LOVE DEATH METAL
Bob Dylan: LIVE 1964: CONCERT At PHILHARMONIC HALL

Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: What a bunch of sell-outs

FILM

This week's trailers:
WALKING TALL
THE PRINCE & ME
HELLBOY
HOME ON THE RANGE
INTERMISSION

Worth the Trip:
"Yasujiro Ozu: A Centennial Celebration" at the Harvard Film Archive

THEATER

A new play about John Barrymore - appropriately entitled Barrymore - portrays the man as a court jester masking damage underneath. By Bill Rodriguez.

Bill Rodriguez says Dancing at Lughnasa deserves props for not portraying the Irish merely as a bunch of drunken step-dancers. Certainly, that stuff appears in the play, but it's so much more.

Worth the Trip:
Something in the Air at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

ART

America the beautiful is home to some truly awful hate crimes. Keith Morris's Within Our Gates: Human Sacrifice In the American Landscape juxtaposes the two. Bill Rodriguez tells us if it's successful.

TELEVISION

Joyce Millman watches two mid-season replacements on Fox, Wonderfalls and Cracking Up, and says they could not be further apart in terms of quality.

Hot dots: SUNDAY 4: 10:15 (44) The Cotton Club. Gregory Hines, Richard Gere, & Diane Lane highlight Francis Ford Coppola's 1984 period piece about Harlem jazz and mobsters in the 1930s. Lots of song and dance scenes make this longer but more memorable.

FOOD

Johnette Rodriguez says the early bird gets the worm at La Rosa.

SPECIALS

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