Table of contents for week of September 24, 2004
FALL ARTS PREVIEW
Check out the Providence Phoenix's arts-and-entertainment guide:
ART * DANCE * TELEVISION * FILM * THEATER * MUSIC
WBUR's decision to sell WRNI has caused an overwhelming reaction of outrage and disbelief by WRNI supporters and listeners. By Ian Donnis.
Want to know what celebrity is getting into trouble now? Thesmokinggun.com has the dirt for you. Tamara Wieder talks with Smoking Gun's editor, William Bastone, about the site's success.
YANKEE HATERS GUIDE
Get the inside scoop on the historic rivalry between the Old Towne Team and the Evil Empire.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Cranston ‘earthquake’ fails to register
Out There: The joy of fear
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Getting institutionalized
Savage Love: Too much information
Plus, this just in:
DIET WARS: Low-carb craze proves a marketing juggernaut
CITYWATCH: Mum’s the word on Brotherhood
THE SPORTING LIFE: Pondering life after the Empire struck back
Astrology: Moon Signs
The Blues/R&B scene is sad this week as they are reminded of the 10-year anniversary of the death of the talented young musician, Paul Murphy. Bob Gulla has the details on a weekend full of benefits and festivals
In times of political turmoil, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard says the band is obligated to stand up and make a statement. Michael Alan Goldberg talks with Death Cab for Cutie about joining the Vote for Change concert series.
Matt Ashare pays tribute to Johnny Ramone.
Also, short reviews of:
Inouk: NO DANGER
Eyes like Knives: SLOW DISTRACTIONS
Jimmy Cliff: BLACK MAGIC
From First to Last: DEAR DIARY, MY TEEN ANGST HAS A BODY COUNT
Rachael Yamagata: HAPPENSTANCE
Lil Joe Washington:HOUSTON GUITAR BLUES
The Sadies: FAVOURITE COLOURS
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: The best dudes I know are chicks
Peter Keough says, "You will probably learn a lot from A Dirty Shame."
Chris Fujiwara is truly impressed with Vincent Gallo's filmmaking and acting in The Brown Bunny, an" unusual, startling, and moving" movie.
This week's trailers:
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S GOLD DIGGERS
THE LAST SHOT
SHAUN OF THE DEAD
Worth the Trip:
Il gattopardo/The Leopard
at the Brattle.
Broadway is on the road again and the Producers is coming to Providence. Bill Rodriguez talks with Alan Ruck, who plays accountant Leo Bloom.
Worth the Trip:
Approaching Moomtaj at New Repertory Theatre .
Les Contes Fantastiques at the Loeb Drama Center.
Antigone at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
Rebel Without a Pause at Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway.
When macular degeneration took most of the sight in Thomas Sgouros' eyes, he didn't stop making art, he just found a new vision. Bill Rodriguez talks with Sgouros about finding his vision.
Richard C. Walls says, "As a story, The Divine Husband by Francisco Goldman is a scattershot mess, but as a series of incidents it adds up to a compelling sketch of 19th-century Central American life."
Jon Garelick says, "the creators of The Wire plop you down in the crime-spattered streets of West Baltimore and let you fend for yourself."
Hot dots: THURSDAY 30: 9:00 (6, 10, 12) Presidential Debate 2004. That would be Kerry and that inarticulate idiot. Please let him hang himself, John. Then when he does, start calling him names and blaming him for everything that's wrong in America.
Johnette Rodriguez dines like a queen at Castle Hill.