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Table of contents for week of September 3, 2004

As the Hmong New Year held in Rhode Island approaches, Beth Schwartzapfel talks with generations of Hmongs and other people born in Southeast Asia, but raised in the US, that have had to bend ancient traditions to suit a different climate and the other challenges they face in their new home.

Dan Kennedy is stuck inside Republican hell with the 'fair and balanced' Fox News Channel.

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Class warfare

Out There: Let the Games be gone

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Shiny, happy people

Savage Love: Girl wonders

Editors' Picks

Plus, this just in:
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Police diversity remains slow in coming
MEDIA: Ruminations on four decades in journalism
CITYWATCH: Art In Ruins keeps an eye on urban planning
MEDIA: RNI some of the rest of the story

Astrology: Moon Signs

MUSIC

Festival after festival, concert after concert, Bob Gulla has the 411 on the festivities.

Ken Micallef says Badly Drawn Boy's new CD, One Plus One Is One (Astralwerks)," is largely a return to the mercurial, homemade feel of the enchanting The Hour of Bewilderbeast."

Carly Carioli says Mooney Suzuki's album, Alive & Amplified , "in a word, groovy, with all the camp and kitsch that word connotes."

Also, short reviews of:
Bobby Keyes: LADY LUCK
Madeleine Peyroux: CARELESS LOVE
Allison Moorer: THE DUEL
Jason Forrest (a/k/a Donna Summer): UNRELENTING SONGS OF THE 1979 POST DISCO CRASH
Head Automatica: DECADENCE
Awol One: AWOL ONE

Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: Summer send-off

FILM

Peter Keough compares William Makepeace Thackeray's book, Vanity Fair, to the movie.

This week's trailers:
ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID

Worth the Trip:
Festival Express at the Kendall Square.
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones at the Kendall Square.
Nina Simone: Love Sorceress at the Coolidge Corner.
"Russian Cinema Past and Present: A Tribute to Lenfilm Studios" at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Brown Bunny at the Kendall Square.


THEATER

Bill Rodriguez talks with director Kent Gash about his current production, Ain't Misbehavin'.

Bill Rodriguez talks to Boston-based performers Ian Thal and James Van about Waltzing to War, a part autobiographical, part-mime, part-broad commedia dell'arte, with some poetry thrown in show, with topics ranging from Abu Ghraib to peace breaking out.

Worth the Trip:
Nine at the North Shore Music Theatre.
Gem of the Ocean at the Boston University Theatre.

ART

How often do you see a dinosaur in Newport? Well, now you can at the Wind Sea Sky 2004 exhibit. For the first time in seven years, political, environmental and creative sculptures will be displayed at Cliff Walk, Salve Regina University and Easton's Beach. By Bill Rodriguez.

BOOKS

Art Spiegelman allows his subconscious to come alive on broad sheet as he personally reflects on September 11 in his graphic novel, In the Shadow of No Towers. By Jon Garelick.

TELEVISION

Hot dots: SATURDAY 4: Midnight (2) Lucille Ball: Finding Lucy. Carol Burnett and Fran Drescher (but, remarkably, not Debra Messing) add commentary to this bio-doc of television's first and foremost female comic.

FOOD

When playing tourist for a day in Newport, Bill Rodriguez says, Loca is a place to keep in mind with its pleasant surroundings, a water view, good food, and moderate prices.

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