Table of contents for week of May 7, 2004
The little guy vs. big-box retailers. As stores like Wal-Mart vie for uncharted territory in Hopkinton, residents worry about the historic charm and small business owners worry about the competition. By Ian Donnis.
Dan Kennedy discusses the Kerry campaign and the battle ahead.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Dubya’s dangerously simplistic world
Out There: Bloom service
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Role models
Plus, this just in:
THE HAVE-NOTS: Spring remains a mean season for shutoffs
AS THE PROJO TURNS: Free parking offers a lift to the scribes
LITERARY LIFE: Codrescu warns against 'the inner terrorist'
Astrology: Moon Signs
Bob Gulla reminisces with the Schemers' frontman Mark Cutler. After twenty-something years they are putting out their first record.
Jon Garelick reports back from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Also, short reviews of:
Blondie: THE CURSE OF BLONDIE
The Cardigans: LONG GONE BEFORE DAYLIGHT
The Yale String Quartet: BEETHOVEN: THE LATE STRING QUARTETS, VOL. 2
In-grid: RENDEZ-VOUS: THE SOUND OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Local H: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO P.J. SOLES?
Jucifer: WAR BIRD EP
Gomez: SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: Unpolished Jewel
This week's trailers:
NEW YORK MINUTE
Worth the Trip:
"Von Sternberg: Dietrich and Beyond", Mondays at the Brattle Theatre through June 7.
"Pavel Jurácek: Czech New Wave Master Rediscovered" at the Museum of Fine Arts May 8 through 23.
Carolyn Clay reviews West Side Story at the Trinity Repertory Company.
Bill Rodriguez raves about David Mamet's oft-staged Oleanna as it ends its run.
Worth the Trip:
West Side Story at Trinity Repertory Company.
Scapin at the New Repertory Theatre .
Kimberly Akimbo by Boston Theatre Works at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
Will Brooker puts Alice and her wonderland under the microscope in his book, Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture. Reviewed by Michael Bronski.
Joyce Millman says goodbye to an era of television and good Friends.
Hot dots: THURSDAY 6: 8:00 (10) The End of Friends. A one-hour clip show followed by the finale, in which Jennifer Aniston goes to Paris to live with Baryshnikov. (Until 10 p.m.)
The East meets the West. Bill Rodriguez gets his meat and potatoes with a side of sushi at 10 Steak & Sushi.
The Best 2002