September 18, 2003 - VOL. 13, NO. 01

FRONT OF BOOK Letters: A full page, though every letter concerns--and is therefore a cheap advertisement for--The Stranger's "Genius Awards." Exceptionally lazy.... Last Days: Didn't read.... NEWS A good section this week. Overcoats are surely being worn in Satan's kingdom as we speak.... FEATURE A lengthy, well-written article on menstruation. At last, The Stranger realizes there are other health issues to report on besides AIDS.... THEATER Didn't read.... BOOKS A decent review from Christopher Frizzelle. Images of monkeys and typewriters come to mind.... ART Didn't read.... FOOD Another smart, less-than-cheery review of a restaurant. Is The Stranger's food section finally becoming useful?: MUSIC A nice section, including a heartfelt eulogy to Johnny Cash.... FILM A long (and long-winded) piece by Sean Nelson that is only saved by the entertainment value to be found in the article's subject. Perhaps instead of reviews, The Stranger should focus on interviews every week? ETC. In Arts News: Yet another promotion for the Stranger "Genius Awards".... Nightstand: Didn't read.... Some Candy Talking: Didn't read.... Live Wire: Didn't read.... The Truth: Didn't read.... Data Breaker: Didn't read.... Underage: Didn't read.... The Score: Didn't read.... Savage Love: "Ol' man river/That ol' man river/He don't say nothin'/But he must know somethin'".... I Love Television: Even The Stranger's straight writers come across as rigorously gay.... Control Tower: Didn't read.... Celebrity I Saw U: Too gay....