Table of contents for week of April 23, 2004
One person's trash is another's treasure. Tim Lenhert takes an inside look at pawnshops in Rhode Island.
Dan Kennedy investigates the loopholes and problems in the campaign finance world of soft money.
Jason Vest takes a hard look at Iraq after viewing a CPA memo. Story includes full text of the redacted memo.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: It’s Starr time
Out There: Dogged pursuits
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Snoozeville
Plus, this just in:
CIANCIWATCH : Decision possibly imminent in Buddy’s appeal
ATHLETIC SUPPORT : RISD hockey mascot gives rise to controversy
HUMAN RIGHTS: Brown grads shine a light on human trafficking
Astrology: Moon Signs
While a new music group is coming up in the world with a new dvd, an old movie biz is leaving the world. Bob Gulla talks with Mastamindz and Larry Gemma, co-owner of Castle Cinema.
Chris Conti gets up close and personal with MFDoom.
Sebadoh reincarnated. Matt Ashare talks with Lou Barlow about reuniting with Jason Loewenstein.
Bob Bell says goodbye to Porky Cohen after a long successful career of playing music.
Brett Milano says Little Steven's Underground Garage show is " the only place where you can hear from a raving music fan with a good sense of history."
Also, short reviews of:
Charlie Musselwhite: SANCTUARY
Luomo : THE PRESENT LOVER
Cypress Hill : TILL DEATH DO US PART
Jolie Holland : ESCONDIDA
Armin Van Buuren: A STATE OF TRANCE 2004
Deerhoof: MILK MAN
Strike Anywhere : EXIT ENGLISH
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: Girl power
Peter Keough says, "The questions The Return raises may be unanswerable, its meaning irresolvable, but its depictions of the pathology and the desperate love of that basic political and social unit, the family, are wrenchingly acute and familiar."
This week's trailers:
13 GOING ON 30
Bill Rodriguez says, "Book of Days becomes an evocative reminder of the need to look behind façades."
Worth the Trip:
Joan Rivers Broke and Alone at the Wilbur Theatre
Black Power! Six Short Plays from the ’60s at the Boston Center for the Arts
Menopause the Musical on at the Stuart Street Playhouse
Worth the Trip:
John O’Reilly, Gerry Bergstein, Randall Sellers, and Toshio Iezumi, at Newbury Galleries.
Johnette Rodriguez talks with best selling author Jodi Picoult about her new book, My Sister's Keeper.
As Shakespeare's 440th birthday approaches, publishers celebrate with handbooks and songbooks. Jeffrey Gantz brushes up on his Shakespearean knowledge with the Essential Shakespeare Handbook and learns Shakespearean melodies with Shakespeare's Songbook.
Hot dots: WEDNESDAY 28 8:00 (2) Mark Russell Comedy Special. The funniest guy in Buffalo returns to public television to prove that people in Buffalo just aren't very funny.
Bill Rodriguez leaves Dylan's with a satisfied tummy and new friends.
The Best 2002