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Table of contents for week of August 6, 2004

In a world of informational technology, have libraries become obsolete? Brian C. Jones talks with community members as they protest over deteriorating finances and major cutbacks at the Central Library.

Democrats have finally realized that to get the White House, they are going to have to attract the new generation of voters. Deirdre Fulton talks with democrats about what it will take to get the new blood to revitalize the party.

In the midst of DNC chaos in Boston, Tamara Wieder talks with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer about his favorite interviews, the future of cable news, and growing up with a most unconventional name

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Dropping a dime

Out There: Out of sight

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Too close for comfort

Savage Love: Death becomes her

Editors' Picks

Plus, this just in:
ALTERNATIVE POLITICS: PDNC2RNC marchers promote a different path
TALKING POLITICS: DNC a boon for Rhode Island Democrats
UNCIVIL LIBERTIES: DNC ‘protest pit’ draws condemnation

Astrology: Moon Signs

MUSIC

Bob Gulla says Congrats to Don King and the folks at the Providence Black Repertory Company on their new place, Xxodus Café.

Carly Carioli raves about Tanya Donelly's third solo album, Whiskey Tango Ghost.

The city cited as the daddy of all jazz festivals, Newport, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend. By Jon Garelick.

Also, short reviews of:
Senor Happy: I’M SORRY
Frankie Knuckles: A NEW REALITY
Ken Stringfellow: SOFT COMMANDS
Matt Nathanson: BENEATH THESE FIREWORKS
Komeda: KOKOMEMEDADA
Candiria: WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU . . .

Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: The new Cosby Show

FILM

The 8th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival goes state wide with all types of films from long narratives to short films, ranging in themes from gay and lesbian films to kid's films. By Bill Rodriguez.

Bill Rodriguez talks with ex-Brat Packer, Andrew McCarthy about directing his new short film, News for the Church, due to premiere at the Rhode Island National Film Festival.

Peter Keough reviews The Door in the Floor and talks with John Irving, who wrote the novel on which the film is based, and Tod Williams, who directed and wrote the screenplay.

This week's trailers:
TOUCH OF PINK
LITTLE BLACK BOOK
THE VILLAGE
COLLATERAL

Worth the Trip:
Open Water at the Boston Common, the Fenway, the Fresh Pond, and the Circle/Chestnut Hill.

THEATER

Life is definitely no picnic for the characters in William Inge's play, Picnic, as they sort through issues of sex, female oppression and social plight. However, it all makes for a highly entertaining performance for the audience. By Bill Rodriguez.

Worth the Trip:
Design for Living at the Williamstown Theatre Festival .
The God Committee at the Consolati Performing Arts Center, Sheffield.

ART

Worth the Trip:
"Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit" at the Torf Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts.

BOOKS

Jon Garelick says David Markson's book, Vanishing Point, has a light, propulsive rhythm, with one item carrying relentlessly into the next.

TELEVISION

Hot dots: SATURDAY 7: 8:00 (2) Magic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop. An oldies reunion concert, including special oldie performance clips and vintage news clips. Performers include Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, and more.

FOOD

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, the menu at Norey's is good enough to keep Bill Rodriguez there all day.

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