Table of contents for week of March 5, 2004
NEWS & FEATURES
Not that going to the dentist is ever cheap, but low-income dental care in Maine is damn near impossible to find. Tanya Whiton investigates.
Shay Stewart-Bouley answers a question he's been hearing too much lately: "When's White History Month?"
Alex Levine interviews William Burke, who recently visited Iraq as part of the Chicago-headquartered Christian Peacemaker Teams.
As if we didn't already imagine John Ashcroft and cronies sitting in dark, smoky rooms, cackling about their power over brandy, Harvey Silverglate and Carl Takei let us know that we've got even more to fear than the Patriot Act.
Now that only formalities stand between John Kerry and the Democratic presidential nomination, the Massachusetts senator will become the sole target of the Bush administration. Dan Kennedy reports.
Plus, this just in:
CHANGING MAINE ARTS?: Bend over for branding!
STAFF CHANGES: Later on, Josh
Politics and Other Mistakes
Letters to the editor
Slaid Cleaves may no longer be in Portland much, but he's happy to proclaim himself forever of Portland. By Sam Pfeifle.
What do you get if you combine the Beatles' White Album with Jay-Z's Black Album? As DJ Danger Mouse found out, you get a severe lawsuit. Carly Carioli reports.
The Mekons and the Sundowners may no longer be in their prime, but as Franklin Bruno says, good music never grows old.
Paul Kelly puts a little love into his new Ways & Means. By Wayne Robbins.
Also, short reviews of:
Heather Duby: COME ACROSS THE RIVER
The Walkmen: BOWS AND ARROWS
The Elected: ME FIRST
Dope: GROUP THERAPY
Morning 40 Federation: YOU MY BROTHER
Josh Todd: YOU MADE ME
Short reviews of:
STARSKY AND HUTCH
Head to the PSO to check out more variations on the violin than you could ever have dreamed of. By Chris Thompson.
Worth the Trip: "Gauguin Tahiti" at the MFA
Two writers look for Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks in a new book called A Simple Twist of Fate. Review by Jonathan Dixon.
Plus, Ink Slingers.
Jeff Inglis spent a night indulging in the pleasures of community-access TV. Wayne and Garth were nowhere to be found.
Sex and the City may be gone for good, but HBO's serving up a brand new season of The Sopranos. Joyce Millman has the preview.
Andy King says Finch's may not quite be worth the drive, but it's not not worth the drive. We don't understand what we just wrote either.
Bangkok Thai has changed hands, but maintains its niche. By Joe S. Harrington.
The Best of 2003
Best Music Poll 2003
Portland Band Guide