Table of contents for week of May 7, 2004
NEWS & FEATURES
If you needed evidence that comic book artists and authors are twenty-four-hour party people, Alex Irvine has you covered.
With the Kerry campaign spinning its wheels, some Democrats are worried - while Republicans are positively gleeful. By Dan Kennedy.
Plus, this just in:
DOGWALKING: Tough times for manís best friend
ON THE SCENE: I was a Playboy patron
MEDIA WATCH: What is IT?
Politics and Other Mistakes
Postcard from Wells
Letters to the editor
Sam Pfeifle reviewed the Horror's Music to Float to Hell By three months ago. Now that it's actually out, he talks with Horror frontman Ricky Boy Floyd.
Chris Dahlen praises the new music scene in and around Portland.
J. Mark Scearce reviews not one, but two books about music.
Jon Garelick visited the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. We're pleased to report that he's returned not only alive, but with a whole article about his experience.
Also, short reviews of:
The Yale String Quartet: BEETHOVEN: THE LATE STRING QUARTETS, VOL. 2
In-grid: RENDEZ-VOUS: THE SOUND OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Local H: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO P.J. SOLES?
Jucifer: WAR BIRD EP
Gomez: SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE
Blondie: THE CURSE OF BLONDIE
The Cardigans: LONG GONE BEFORE DAYLIGHT
Mark Bazer is not green with Envy.
Short reviews of:
BOBBY JONES: STROKE OF GENIUS
NEW YORK MINUTE
Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets is a risky play, taking on the stories of women during the Balkan wars. The Vagina Monologues this ain't. Review by Jeff Inglis.
Worth the trip:
Scapin at New Repertory Theatre
Gina Adams and Ernest Paterno re-make history at Filament Gallery. By Maggie Knowles.
Michael Bronski says Will Brookerís Aliceís Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture is an exhaustive yet readable examination of the myriad cultural manifestations of not only the Alice books but the characters of Alice and her creator Lewis Carroll.
Joyce Millman bids a fond farewell to Friends, Frasier and Angel. For our part, we're already popping the champagne cork.
Kathy Gunst says the Green Monkey is both hip and urbane, but not so much as to intimidate.
You may think personal chefs are only for the privileged, but Andy King suggests you go ahead and feel privileged.
The Best of 2003
Best Music Poll 2003
Portland Band Guide