Table of contents for week of May 6, 2005
Girl Power tackles football. Beth Schwartzapfel talks with Rhode Island Intensity, the Ocean State's very own women's tackle football team about crunching bones and the world of women's football.
With Scott Bloch running the show, it looks like the Office of Special Counsel, which exists to protect federal workers from job discrimination and whistle-blowing retaliation, has turned into exactly what it was formed to protect against. David Bernstein reports.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Hair of the dog?
Out There: A family affair
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Rush to judgment
Savage Love: Blow by blow
Plus, this just in:
ANNALS OF MEDICINE: Cancer study considers overlooked women
CITYWATCH: Tax incremental financing idea provokes concern
Astrology: Moon Signs
Get your CD player ready because Bob Gulla has the details on new records by Suicide Liquors and The StereoBirds.
Matt Ashare discovers that punk rock never really expired. The New York Dolls and Gang of Four return to rock.
Also, short reviews of:
The Blue Van: THE ART OF ROLLING
Mike Doughty: HAUGHTY MELODIC
The Mars Volta: FRANCES THE MUTE
Okkervil River: BLACK SHEEP BOY
Starflyer 59: TALKING VOICE VS. SINGING VOICE
Various Artists : YOU SEE ME LAUGHIN’: THE LAST OF THE HILL COUNTRY BLUESMEN
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: Mission for Mars
History or Hollywood? Peter Keough reviews Kingdom of Heaven.
"Crash produces a cavalcade of wrecks, from twisted metal and torn flesh to broken souls," says Tom Meek.
This week's trailers:
HOUSE OF WAX
COMME UNE IMAGE/LOOK AT ME
Johnette Rodriguez learns what it takes to Stomp when she talks to rehearsal director Billy Hickling.
Bill Rodriguez peeks into the attic of Anne Frank and her family in the URI Theatre's production of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Worth the Trip:
Radio Golf at Yale Repertory Theatre.
Take Me Out at BCA’s Calderwood Pavilion.
Into the Woods at New Repertory Theatre.
My Heart and My Flesh at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
Johnette Rodriguez describes the extensively varied and intensely created work of local and imported choreographers in the spring concert by the Brown Dance Ensemble.
In a country with the highest incarceration rate in the free world, Louisiana-based photographer Deborah Luster and Rhode Island poet C.D. Wright thought it important to bring the faces and stories of the imprisoned to the world. Johnette Rodriguez is enlightened by One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana.
Ever wonder what James Bond was like before the smoking, drinking, and wild sexual escapades? Charlie Higson gives you his younger years in the book, SilverFin. By Jeffrey Gantz.
Hot dots: SUNDAY 8: 8:00 (2) Antiques Roadshow: Wild Things. An anthology show devoted to animal-themed antiques - everything from $5000 stuffed animals to Dr. Seuss artifacts.
Conversations tantalizes Johnette Rodriguez's senses with its vintage 50's décor, autographed photos of stars and tasty Italian-American food.