Table of contents for week of April 30, 2004
Brown grapples with its ties to slave trade. By Brian C. Jones.
Harvey A. Silverglate and Carl Takei discuss how the Bush administration's assault on free speech, free press, and free association threatens to constrict our "threshold" liberties.
Tamara Wieder marches on Washington for a women's right to choose.
Dan Atkinson finds words of action and encouragement at the March for Womenís Lives.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Hail Pucky, well hung?
Out There: Cupidís bullet
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Full disclosure
Plus, this just in:
FIGHT THE POWER: Progressive group pledges to ride the waves
BUDDING PROSPECTS: CSAs offer a boost to local agriculture
SLEUTHS : URI researchers eye hair as a terror clue
Astrology: Moon Signs
Bob Gulla has the details on Planet Groove's new sizzling makeover, local bands' chance to invade downtown providence and more.
Stop the music. Ted Drozdowski explains how the ever-tightening restrictions on visas for foreign artists is slamming the door on many Cuban musicians.
Mission of Burma returns to the stage and turns out a new record. Ted Drozdowski talks with the band about coming back to the music biz
Also, short reviews of:
A Perfect Circle: THIRTEENTH STEP
V/A: THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2003
Amadeus Quartet: THE 1950s MOZART RECORDINGS
Jonathan Biss: BEETHOVEN/SCHUMANN PIANO WORKS
Colleen Sexton: GREATEST FIND
The Who: THEN AND NOW: 1964-2004
Go for a ride:
Roadtripping: Paging Dr. Rock
This week's trailers:
MAN ON FIRE
LAWS OF ATTRACTION
Worth the Trip:
The Independent Film Festival of Boston at the Brattle Theatre, the Somerville Theatre, and the Coolidge Corner Theatre
Singing and dancing gang members and a forbidden love affair could mean only one thing, West Side Story is coming to town. Bill Rodriguez talks with choreographer Sharon Jenkins about putting on the musical.
"As a play, An Ideal Husband is a fascinating exploration of not only the manners of a time but also of quite timeless considerations. As a production, this URI Theatre staging is simply delightful," says Bill Rodriguez.
Worth the Trip:
Topdog/Underdog at Hartford Stage, Hartford, Connecticut.
The MOMologues Six Short Plays from the í60s at the Stuart Street Playhouse 2nd Stage.
Political Animals: Love, War & Policy in Shakespeare at the Brattle Theatre.
Worth the Trip:
"Gondola Days: Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Palazzo Barbaro Circle", at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
"George Balanchine: A Lifeís Journey in Ballet", at the Harvard Theatre Collection in Pusey Library .
Bill Rodriguez gets into the mind and book of Gary Zebrun when he reviews Someone You Know, a gay, fiction mystery, and talks with the man behind the book.
Hot dots:MONDAY 3:8:00 (6) Unbreakable (movie). A 2000 M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) film about Bruce Willis, self-revelation, some additional paranormal powers, and Samuel L. Jackson. Falls under 'thriller.'
Johnette Rodriguez finds a little piece of the East in Providence and indulges in sushi and other eastern treats at Haruki East.
The Best 2002