Table of contents for week of June 25, 2004
Labor unions gain momentum as Republican Governor Donald L. Carcieri attacks many of the things the labor unions hold dear. Brian C. Jones details the past and coming events in the battle between the governor and the unions.
False confessions, coerced pleas, show trials - the Justice Department's reliance on Soviet-style tactics has turned the war on terror into a Potemkin village. Harry A. Silvergate reports on the abuse of powers used against terrorism suspects.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Slim budget
Out There: Hasnít been Hallmarked
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Just connect
Savage Love: Do the right thing
Plus, this just in:
TALKING POLITICS: Morabito pursues unorthodox House campaign
AS THE PROJO TURNS: CJR article elicits concern from publisher Sutton
THE UNINSURED: R.I. Free Clinic helps to fill the gap
Astrology: Moon Signs
Summer is here, the season of outdoor festivals, and Bob Gulla has the skinny on the array of festivals coming to Rhode Island.
Also, short reviews of:
Quintaine Americana: SHARPSHOOTER BLUES
The Hilliard Ensemble: GUILLAUME DE MACHAUT: MOTETS
Deborah Cox: ULTIMATE
The Mahavishnu Project: PHASE 2
Craig Taborn: JUNK MAGIC
Iron and Wine: OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS
Black Cat Music: OCTOBER NOVEMBER
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: Divine intervention
Michael Moore takes on the most powerful people in the world in his new film, Fahrenheit 9/11. By Peter Keough
"As Coffee and Cigarettes unfolds, it accumulates a thematic weight that, along with the film's considerable formal inventiveness, makes it fascinating," says Chris Fujiwara.
This week's trailers:
DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY
Worth the Trip:
Le temps du loup/The Time of the Wolf at the Brattle.
Rose Weaver's one woman show, Menopause Mama, uses many characters that will educate you and help you to laugh through the changes that men and women go through. By Johnette Rodriguez.
Worth the Trip:
Forever Plaid at the Stuart Street Playhouse.
Marry Me a Little at the Gloucester Stage Company.
"The Fabric of Light," at Brown University's David Winton Bell Gallery, visually discusses the oversight that fabric is decorative and utilitarian, and better fit for apparel and upholstery, says Bill Rodriguez.
Thomas Keneally allows us to wrap our minds around what is bizarre, absurd, and almost unbelievable by introducing an element of commonality in his new book, The Tyrant's Novel. By Richard C. Walls.
Hot dots: TUESDAY 29: 10:30 (44) P.O.V.: Billís Run: A Political Journey in Rural Kansas. filmmaker Richard Kassebaum dropped everything to document his brother Billís campaign for the Kansas House of Representatives against a GOP incumbent.
Let go of your ego and enjoy real Belgian waffles at Van Ghent, says Johnette Rodriguez.
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