Table of contents for week of December 12, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
They're flimsy, smeared, tacky, rife with errors, and positively bursting with creativity. Alex Irvine reports on the explosion of zines in Portland.
Shay Stewart-Bouley ventures outside the cozy confines of Portland and finds racial ignorance in full force.
It's fairly obvious by now that Carol Moseley Braun has as much chance of winning the Democratic nomination as managing editor Sam Pfeifle does. But, as Adam Reilly finds, she's got many reasons to stick it out to the end.
What is a hintersexual? For one thing, it's someone who can beat up a metrosexual. Todd R. Nelson takes pride in his choice of lifestyle.
Talk radio has long been a bastion of conservatives, but that could change when Central Air comes to town. By Dan Kennedy.
Andre Dubus III is every bit the equal of his famous father, and the upcoming movie translation of his book The House of Sand and Fog is not your average flick. He talks with our Tamara Wieder.
Plus, this just in:
THE OLD PORT: Dollars to donuts
SEPARATED AT BIRTH: Hey, Geragos. Need a second chair?
Politics and Other Mistakes
Letters to the editor
Postcard from Wells
Travel: That old house
The horror... the horror... Sam Pfeifle reports on the new album from artful, heavy rockers The Horror.
Sonya Tomlinson makes her bid to be the next Iron Mic Tyson.
With two shopping weeks left until Christmas, the Phoenix staff has some DVD recommendations for the music lover on your gift list.
22-year-old solo artist Howie Day has made an impact without major label backing, but now he ups the ante by assembling a backing band. By Christopher John Treacy.
The ladies love John Mayer so much that he could feasibly wrest the moniker LL Cool J from James Todd Smith - if he thought he deserved to. Sean Richardson reviews the new Heavier Things.
Also, short reviews of:
Various Artists: CASALS FESTIVALS AT PRADES: LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCES
The Autumn Rhythm: SECRET SONGS
John Williams: EL DIABLO SUELTO
Madonna: REMIXED & REVISITED EP
Short reviews of:
LOVE DON'T COST A THING
Worth the Trip:
"Czech Horror and Fantasy on Film" at the MFA
Art and science, to most people, mix like oil paint and H2O. Chris Thompson introduces us to Bern Porter, whose work treads the unpredictably fertile ground where art and science meet.
Worth the Trip: "Interior Drama: Aaron Siskindís Photographs of the 1940s" at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Frederick Barthelme's loosely plotted novels hinge on Flaubertian moments of grace. Jon Garelick reviews Bartheleme's new novel, Elroy Nights.
Espo's, nee Esposito's, may have a trendy new name, but Joe S. Harrington says the food is prepared with a healthy respect for tradition.
The Best of 2003
Best Music Poll 2003
Portland Band Guide