Table of contents for week of June 18, 2004
Check out the Boston Phoenix 2004 Guide to Summer, our complete overview of seasonal fun.
It's a gamble. Narragansetts' casino opponents and supporters debate the impact the casino will have on Providence's economy.
Dennis Kucinich is still pushing along with hopes of pushing the Democratic party to the left when the convention opens in July. By Adam Reilly.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Shady arms
Out There: Music to my years
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Sticky parting
Savage Love: Shock therapy
Plus, this just in:
UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES: More good money after bad
ANNALS OF LABOR: PRISD dispute obscures broader union gains
BUDDY MOVIE: Mamet faces challenge in Cianci movie
Astrology: Moon Signs
Bob Gulla says, The Chinese Stars' album, A Rare Sensation, is "designed to put you in some kind of miracle groove that'll make you lose your mind if they go on long enough."
Ted Drozdowski says goodbye to Ray Charles.
Also, short reviews of:
Diana Krall: THE GIRL IN THE OTHER ROOM
Devendra Banhart: REJOICING IN THE HANDS
Pedro the Lion: ACHILLES HEEL
Hayden: ELK-LAKE SERENADE
Matt Pond PA: EMBLEMS
Los Lobos : THE RIDE
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: Sad bastard music
Digital Video makes one young Newport mom's screenwriting dreams come true.
This week's trailers:
THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER . . . AND SPRING
Bill Rodriguez calls "The Sacred and the Profane: A Festival of New Short Plays," "a mixed bag of boisterously well-intended offerings."
If your in the mood for love, Bill Rodriguez has a production for you, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
Worth the Trip:
Sin: A Cardinal Deposed at the Regent Theatre.
Jane Eyre at the Wellesley Summer Theatre.
Body & Sold at the Boston Center for the Arts .
Johnette Rodriguez says that the "Girl Art Now" exhibit at the Hera Gallery "is so varied and captivating that all comparisons fall away, and it must be appreciated on its own terms."
Worth the Trip:
"The 2004 DeCordova Annual Exhibition,"
at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park.
Nina MacLaughlin says that in David Foster Wallace's new book, Oblivion, "he proves himself a master of gut-stirring storytelling, a realist in disguise."
Reno 911 hits its comic mark, says Matt Ashare.
Hot dots: SATURDAY 19: 9:00 (2) Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip. The frequently seen Ken Burns documentary about Vermonter Horatio Jackson's 1903 cross-country auto safari. Roads or not, here he comes.
Beyondindia, the name says it all. With dishes offered from Greece and Mongolia, Egypt and China, Sicily and Indochina, as well as India, Beyondindia really defines "Eurasian Bistro." By Bill Rodriguez.
The Best 2002