Table of contents for week of October 22, 2004
Steve Stycos has the voter's guide that will tell you how your senators and representatives weighed in on key issues.
Dan Kennedy tells you why Dick Cheney is a lifelong screw-up.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Take us out to the ballgame
Out There: Dope on a rope
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Going the distance
Savage Love: Always faithless
Plus, this just in:
AS THE PROJO TURNS: Suspension of sports editor upsets colleagues
CITYWATCH: Protest continues to target the Providence library
REEL LIFE: Colella crafts her latest paean to Providence
Astrology: Moon Signs
Bob Gulla says, Velvet Crush has indeed come home again, a decade after their brilliant early work, with their new album Stereo Blues.
"Like all of Social Distortion's best work, their new album, Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, is raw yet well-crafted," says Sean Richardson.
Jon Garelick says, "Bob Dylan's Chronicles plunges us, in medias res, into the world of early-í60s Greenwich Village and never lets up."
Also, short reviews of:
Jason Mraz: LIVE AT THE EAGLES BALLROOM
The Libertines: THE LIBERTINES
Laurie & John: ARABELLA
Soledad Brothers: VOICE OF TREASON
The Derek Trucks Band: LIVE AT GEORGIA THEATRE
Mike Watt: THE SECONDMANíS MIDDLE STAND
The Futureheads: THE FUTUREHEADS
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: Anything but idiots
Peter Keough says, In the film I Heart Huckabees, "David O. Russell challenges audiences to grasp the meaning, and appreciate the comedy, of that elusive concept [Heart]."
This week's trailers:
WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED
Worth the Trip:
The Boston Irish Film Festival
at the Harvard Film Archive and the Brattle Theatre.
Stage Beauty at the Boston Common, the Fenway, the Kendall Square, and the Circle/Chestnut Hill.
Bill Rodriguez was lost in the dust of the URI theater's production of The Grapes of Wrath.
Worth the Trip:
Company at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Richard III at Old South Meeting House.
Sonia Flew at Boston Center for the Arts.
The Play About the Baby at the Piano Factory.
Enchanted ballerinas dance out the magical fable, The Widow's Broom. By Johnette Rodriguez.
They started in the wake of '70s-style cooperative and survived through the ever-decreasing funding for the arts and in the face of an upswing in anti-woman and anti-feminist sentiment. Now Hera Gallery, one of the longest-lived women's art galleries in the country, is celeberating "Hera Gallery: The First Thirty Years."
Worth the Trip:
"Cerith Wyn Evans: Thoughts unsaid, now forgotten . . . " at MITís List Visual Art Center and the Museum of Fine Arts .
J.L. Johnson says, "the pleasure of reading John Updike's Villages is seeing the flash of poetry in the everyday."
Soccer mom meets super model. The surreal soap/comedy/drama/murder mystery, Desperate Housewives, has a lot of dirty laundry. By Joyce Millman.
Hot dots: MONDAY 25: 9:00 (10) The Radio Music Awards. Live prizes for musicians who do well over the airwaves. Lots of celeb presenters, plus performances by Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, Sugar Ray, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, and more.
Their pizza, pasta, calzones, and even their salads, have Johnette Rodriguez going back to Campanella's.