Table of contents for week of April 23, 2004
NEWS & FEATURES
Governor Baldacci promised, during his gubernatorial campaign, to remain neutral on the referendum to ban bear-baiting. Now, he opposes the bill. Lance Tapley reports on what appears to Humane USA to be a hypocritical move.
Bill Cutlip examines an upcoming Maine Agriculture Center study saying hemp could be a boon for state farmers. Federal and state governments have yet to agree, and stoners everywhere would rejoice if their faces were buried in newspapers instead of bags of chips.
Dan Kennedy says thirty years of campaign-finance reform have failed, so it's time to try something new.
A leaked Coalition memo reveals that even true believers see the seeds of civil war in the occupation of Iraq. Jason Vest looks at the implications.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-choice activists are expected to march in Washington, DC, this weekend. Deirdre Fulton wonders if they can make a difference.
Plus, this just in:
COMING TOGETHER: A StrayTicTrop in the Right Direction
UPDATE: Mariani comes to Maine
THE COURTS: Speeding up the process
LITERATURE: A day in the comic life
Politics and Other Mistakes
Postcard from Wells
Game On: Out and about
Sam Pfeifle decides whether Ill Natural's Well Worth the Wait lives up to its title.
Underage people who want to go to shows now have a few more options, thanks to Chris Carelton and Muscle City Productions. By Sam Pfeifle.
Eccentric conductor Krystian Zimerman plays some favorites at Merrill Auditorium. By Becca Dewan.
Matt Ashare talks to Lou Barlow about, among other things, his upcoming Sebadoh performance on the same bill with J Mascis. Don't hold your breath for a Dinosaur Jr. reunion, though.
Someone had to pick up where Van Halen left off, according to rockers Rufio, whose MCMLXXXV might just have you standing with your back against the record machine. By Sean Richardson.
Also, short reviews of:
Armin Van Buuren: A STATE OF TRANCE 2004
Deerhoof: MILK MAN
Strike Anywhere: EXIT ENGLISH
Charlie Musselwhite: SANCTUARY
Luomo: THE PRESENT LOVER
Cypress Hill: TILL DEATH DO US PART
Jolie Holland: ESCONDIDA
Short reviews of:
13 GOING ON 30
CLIFFORD’S REALLY BIG MOVIE
Jeff Inglis goes "Behind the wire" to take in theater classes at Long Creek Youth Development Center.
Worth the trip:
The sixth annual Boston Theater Marathon
Menopause the Musical at the Stuart Street Playhouse
Joan Rivers: Broke and Alone at the Wilbur Theatre
Black Power! at the Boston Center for the Arts
Worth the trip: Balanchine at Harvard, 'Ten's the Limit' at Green Street
"Check it Out!" at the South Portland Public Library allows patrons to take home works of art for a few works. By Chris Thompson.
Worth the Trip:
Works by John O'Reilly, Gerry Bergstein, Randall Sellers, and Toshio Iezumi on Newbury Street.
Sam Pfeifle talks with Davy Rothbart, creator of Found Magazine.
Celebrate Shakespeare's 440th birthday with two new books about the Bard. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating his 340th. By Jeffrey Gantz.
Joe S. Harrington says Salsa! mixes authenticity and affordability in the Old Port.
The Best of 2003
Best Music Poll 2003
Portland Band Guide