Table of contents for week of May 13, 2005
Ian Donnis talks with state Representative Grace Diaz and Rhode Island Latinos to see if they think the Democratic Party is doing enough to cultivate more political participation by Hispanics.
Brad Mindich watches Star Wars with George Lucas, Aaron Solomon talks Star Wars culture, and Mitch Krpata explores the effects of special effects - all this and more in Boston Phoenix's Star Wars package.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Playboy of the Western world
Out There: Today’s date
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Birthday toot
Savage Love: Hang it up
Plus, this just in:
CITYWATCH: Providence library still struggles with funding
ANNALS OF LABOR: Brown temps win bargaining rights
THE CARPIO CASE: Activist group cites unfinished business
Astrology: Moon Signs
Bob Gulla mourns for Looney Tunes as they close their doors after 31 years.
Matt Ashare listens for the man living in all of the songs on Bruce Springsteen's Devils & Dust, and allows Trent Reznor to get under his skin with his new album, With Teeth.
Also, short reviews of:
British Sea Power: OPEN SEASON
Caribou: THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS
Feist: LET IT DIE
Monade: A FEW STEPS MORE
John Stein: INTERPLAY
Stereo Total: DO THE BAMBI
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: A zero-Sum game
Peter Keough has this summer's movies to escape to when you're melting in the hot summer heat.
This week's trailers:
Bill Rodriguez talks with Drew Haden Taylor about his play, The Buz'Gem Blues, Native life, and the theater.
Darkly satirical playwright Christopher Durang laughs at life's miseries when he makes a normally lamented dysfunctional family look like a picnic with June and Ward Cleaver in The Marriage of Bette and Boo. By Bill Rodriguez.
Bill Rodriguez calls Lisa D'Amour's new play, The Cataract, ingenious.
Worth the Trip:
Little Shop of Horrors at Colonial Theatre.
Shakespeare in Hollywood at Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Tooth and Claw at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Worth the Trip:
The 2005 DeCordova Annual Exhibition at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park.
"Bruce Bemis: Reciprocal Illumination" at Mills Gallery.
Douglas Wolk applauds the splendid artwork of Will Eisner's final graphic novel, The Plot: The Secret Story of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion."
Hot dots: WEDNESDAY 18: 10:00 (2) Blues: Piano Blues. Clint Eastwood, a blues-piano fanatic, explores the genre through vintage performance clips and live interviews and performances with Pinetop Perkins, Jay McShann, Dave Brubeck, and Marcia Ball.
Now that the smoke has cleared, Bill Rodriguez dives in for some 'pub grub' at Blake's Tavern.