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Table of contents for week of June 24, 2005

NEWS & FEATURES

For Sanford, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard closing is making that casino idea look pretty good. By Rick Wormwood.

Time was, the GOP was the party of the environmentalists, thanks to staunch conservationists like Teddy Roosevelt. Deirdre Fulton says a rising chorus of Republicans is calling for a GOP-style solution to environmental woes.

Plus, this just in:
PORTLAND ON THE WEB The kind Streets
"PUBLIC" AIRWAVES Clifford in the Doghouse?
GET ACTIVE Rally up

Politics and Other Mistakes
Bramhall Square
Letters to the editor
Savage Love
Crossword solution


MUSIC

Busking takes documentary form in Nikolai Fox's In the Brook Where I Belong. By Sam Pfeifle.

Franklin Soults says the White Stripes sow brilliant confusion with Get Behind Me Satan.

Ted Drozowski writes about how Billy Corgan is moving on on his own. You can probably guess that this story went to press just before Corgan took out that full-page ad in the Chicago Tribune announcing his intentions to reform the Pumpkins.

Joshua Redman and Me'Shell NdegéOcello make jazz pop. Jon Garelick makes sense of it for the layperson.

Kurt B. Reighley says the circus rock of They Shoot Horses, Don't They? belongs in the center ring.

Plus, Sibilance.

Also, short reviews of:
Erin McKeown WE WILL BECOME LIKE BIRDS
Meat Beat Manifesto AT THE CENTER
Medications YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE ALL IN ONE PLACE
Van Morrison MAGIC TIME
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops SADIE MAE

FILM

Short reviews of:
BEWITCHED
HERBIE: FULLY LOADED

Worth the trip:
Heights in Boston

THEATER

Megan Grumbling jumps through Tim Robinson's Midsummer Ring of fire.

DANCE

Worth the trip:
Abdallah in Copenhagen

ART

Dutch artist and writer Louwrien Wijers gives a public lecture as part of the Maine College of Art MFA Program on Monday, June 27. Chris Thompson reflects on the work of a unique artist.

BOOKS

Sam Pfeifle familiarizes himself with Jonathem Lethem's life of Disappointment.

Ricco Villanueva Siasco runs down the best and the brightest of this year's summertime reads.

TELEVISION

Joyce Millman watches the new romantic comedy from Richard Curtis called The Girl in the Café and is surprised by its quality. It seems love actually is all around.

FOOD

Poisonous dinoflagellates aren't the only reason Maine's shellfish producers are suffering. You can also blame other, more pronounceable causes, according to Andy King.

SPECIALS

Best Music Poll 2005
The Best of 2004
Portland Band Guide