Table of contents for week of October 8, 2004
In 1993, Wesley Snipes taught us the invaluable lesson that every man has a boiling point. Now, Ian Donnis reports on neighborhood groups who have reached theirs thanks to a perceived lack of development policy in Providence.
Alexander Provan introduces Providence's premiere mentalist, Rory Raven. Don't worry -- Raven is the first to admit that he's not actually a psychic, so no need to fear that the Bush administration may employ him to ferret out your seditious thoughts.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: The whole world is watching
Out There: Stomach ache
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Everybody's buddy
Savage Love: Northern exposure
Plus, this just in:
REEL LIFE: Human Rights films come to East Providence Library
YOUTH CULTURE: Beware the nostalgia of a new Golden Age
ARMCHAIR ACTIVISM: Tuning into the Vote for Change Tour
Astrology: Moon Signs
Matt Ashare interviews Beastie Boys prankster Adam Horovitz, who must be pushing forty by now. The only thing less probable than a hugely successful Jewish rapper is a hugely successful, middle-aged Jewish rapper.
Providence's Ava Schlink has landed a role in Rent, which against all odds continues to exist. By Bob Gulla.
Who's better equipped to spin for your Halloween party than the aptly-named DJ Spooky? No one, that's who. By Bill Rodriguez.
Also, short reviews of:
North Mississippi Allstars Hill Country Revue: LIVE AT BONNAROO
John Fogerty: DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN
Col. Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains: THE BIG EYEBALL IN THE SKY
Regina Spektor: SOVIET KITSCH
Gov’t Mule: DEJA VOODOO
Keren Ann: NOT GOING ANYWHERE
Rolling Blackouts: BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
Go for a ride:
Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau revisit Jack Tanner in this most crucial of election seasons with Tanner on Tanner 2004.
This week's trailers:
RAISE YOUR VOICE
Trinity hits for the cycle with The Henriad: Shakespeare's Kings. By Bill Rodriguez.
Worth the Trip:
Private Jokes, Public Places at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
The Complete History of America (abridged) at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Worth the Trip:
"Body Parts" at MIT's List Center
Johnette Rodriguez says Michael Stein's This Room Is Yours deals with caregiving to the elderly in a manner at once tough and tender.
Orhan Pamuk’s Snow offers a window into Turkish culture that outsiders rarely see. By John Freeman.
Hot dots: TUESDAY 12 8:00 (2) Nova: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. No, not one of those people on The Apprentice but a historical figure — Mary Mallon, a/k/a/ Typhoid Mary, who was imprisoned on tiny North Brother Island in the East River after being identified as a healthy "carrier" of typhoid. The early days of public-health programs were a bit crude, it seems.
Aye, matey! Clomp yer peg leg to the Crow's Nest and partake of all the grog and crustaceans ye can handle. Uh, avast! Arrr! By landlubber Chris Conti.