Table of contents for week of May 28, 2004
NEWS & FEATURES
Abu Ghraib may only be the tip of the iceberg, but it seems the mainstream media isn't even interested in diving under the surface. Jason Vest reports on shocking videos out of Iraq that suggest even more American troops are not on their best behavior.
Speaking of Abu Ghraib, Dan Kennedy notices that since the photos from that prison of the damned were divulged, the media has stopped going so easy on President Bush.
Of course the Bush administration is lying to us with nearly every breath. But can you believe, as Harvey Silverglate and Carl Takei tell us, that the administration is even lying to its own lawyers?
Shay Stewart-Bouley says issues of domestic violence cut across all racial lines.
Plus, this just in:
FOUND IN TRANSLATION: The Franken factor in Portland
WEB IDENTITY: So long, portland.com
COMIC AND ZINE SCENE: Connor wins national recognition
CLUBLAND: "Jim’s is back"
Politics and Other Mistakes
Letters to the editor
The Best Music Poll 2004 is over and done with. And Sam Pfeifle is spent.
Jeremy Enigk, erstwhile Sunny Day Real Estate frontman and one of the more intense celebrities we've had occasion to meet, talks to Matt Ashare about his new project, The Fire Theft.
Killswitch Engage! In Flames! Metal, dude! Whoooo! By Sean Richardson.
Ed Hazell says Miguel Zenón taps into a world of jazz.
The Blackjacks return to Boston for the first time in, well, a long time. Brett Milano catches up with frontman Johnny Angel.
Also, short reviews of:
Chuck Berry: AFTER SCHOOL SESSION WITH CHUCK BERRY
Evgeny Kissin: SCHUBERT: PIANO SONATA IN B-FLAT, D.960; SCHUBERT-LISZT: FOUR SONGS; LISZT, MEPHISTO WALTZ NO.1
Uri Caine: DARK FLAME
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
The Standard: WIRE POST TO WIRE
Jim White: DRILL A HOLE IN THAT SUBSTRATE AND TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE
Ambulance LTD: LP
Short reviews of:
Jeff Inglis suggests we all serenade our Louie.
Worth the trip:
The Ruby Sunrise at Trinity Repertory Company
Worth the trip:
Paul Taylor at the Shubert
It seems no one has made a big deal of Anselm Kiefer’s "Sefer Hechaoloth" at the Portland Museum of Art, but Chris Thompson says maybe we should.
Colm Tóibín's The Master is biographical fiction about the life of Henry James. John Freeman approves.
Plus, Ink Slingers.
Joyce Millman spends much of her review of Something the Lord Made gushing about Alan Rickman. Rickman's great and all, but you'd think Mos Def's luminous presence in just about anything is worth several thousand words.
Eatery Cafée: redundant in name, but is it redundant in fare? Andy King finds out.
The Best of 2003
Best Music Poll 2003
Portland Band Guide