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Dan Kennedy and Seth Gitell take a look at the Red Sox sale, a closely held game of money, media, and influence. Who loses? Us, of course.
Susan Ryan-Vollmar on why Bush’s Social Security Commission report doesn’t solve the crisis, and raises expectations the program was never intended to meet.
Harvey A. Silvergate wants to know what part of 'no' John Ashcroft doesn’t understand.
Chris Wright investigates the astrologers who might have seen Sept. 11 coming.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to Martin Sexton about finally breaking out of the folk bins.
In our Seasons Guide, Mike Miliard provides a guide for Ski gear, Sara Schell picks the best from area museum stores, and David Valdes Greenwood takes us through the 12 days of Christmas with New England chefs and has 50 gift ideas of his own.
In the Phoenix editorial, don’t be fooled: the Republicans are up to their old tricks.
In Out There, Kris Frieswick weighs the consequences of multi-dating.
In Urban Buy, Kim Weidman looks of the best of the 2002 calendars.
In Urban Eye, Chris Wright describes his encounter with South End gunfire.
Plus, this just in:
- MEDIA : For Al Giordano, a victory and a precedent
ART : A studio of one’s own
SPORTING EYE : Hating Dan Duquette
AS THE GLOBE TURNS : Who’s got the beat on the Big Dig?
BUSINESS MOVES : Union projectionists gird for battle
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Hero industry
Letters to the editor
Tix - Future
- Sean Richardson on the diabolical duo that is Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie;
Ed Hazell discovers new directions in the new sides of Henry Threadgill;
Lloyd Schwartz is thinking aloud about
Beethoven piano concertos with Sherman, Gordon, and Tomsîc;
In Frequencies by Josh Kun, Derrick L. Carter's master works;
In Smallmouth, Douglas Wolk rattles off his Christmas wish list;
Michael Endelman talks to Guru, one half of Gang Starr, in State of the art;
In Cellars by starlight Carly Carioli tunes in to new transmissions from Medea Connection and Cave In.
Also, live reviews of Britney Spears at the Fleetcenter and King Crimson at the Orpheum.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
short reviews of:
- Limp Bizkit
NEW OLD SONGS
Pete Townshend & Raphael Rudd : THE OCEANIC CONCERTS
Billy Mahonie : WHAT COMES BEFORE
Bent :PROGRAMMED TO LOVE
Tara Jane O’Neil :IN THE SUN LINES
Wu-Tang Clan : WU-TANG IRON FLAG
Flynn : ON YOUR WAY
- Peter Keough thinks
Vanilla Sky is almost a masterpiece;
In Film Culture by Gerald Peary, our home boys Ben and Matt are good guys, and much in touch.
Also, short reviews
- TREMBLING BEFORE G-D
NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE
EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER
THE BUSINESS OF STRANGERS
THE MONKEY’S MASK
- Carolyn Clay reviews Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets and Shel’s Shorts, Ellen Pfeifer provides a holiday roundup, and Jeffery Gantz is not quite enchanted by South Pacific.
- Marcia B. Siegel takes a look at Caitlin Corbett at Green Street and José Mateo’s Nutcracker.
- According to Richard B. Walls, Martin Amis won’t play straight in The War Against Cliché:Essays and Reviews 1971–2000.
-- Sunday 9:00 (4) A Town Without Christmas (movie). At least that's the threat. We predict another victory for the TMOC (True Meaning of Christmas).
Dining Out: Odessa.
On the Cheap: Dok Bua
Noshing & Sipping: Echo Farm spiced pumpkin pudding.
Best Music Poll 2001
Fall 2001 Band Guide
The 4th annual
- Listings Index