This Week's Voice: David Simon's Treme, Erykah Badu, Usher, High Places, Jules Feiffer, Leaves of Grass, and More

New Orleans reborn. Illustration by Goni Montes.
New Orleans reborn. Illustration by Goni Montes.

In this week's Village Voice, Larry Blumenfeld writes our cover story on David Simon's Treme and how the show can get New Orleans right, Rob Harvilla reviews Erykah Badu's newest, Rich Juzwiak takes on Usher, and Vijith Assar profiles the ex-NY duo High Places.

In Books, Julie Phillips on former Voice cartoonist Jules Feiffer's autobiography.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews the high-falutin' pot-head flick Leaves of Grass and the recently issued Basil Rathbone DVD set, Nick Pinkerton previews 'The Groundbreaking Bill Gunn' at BAM, and Eric Hynes watches all the myriad Nicholas Sparks film adaptations (!).

In Art, Robert Schuster's Best in Show features Mark Greenwold's new show at DC Moore, 'Rare Cuban Posters' at Cuban Art Space, and Pawel Wojtasik's 'At the Still Point,' up now at Smack Mellon.

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In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of The Glass Menagerie, The Fairy Queen, and A Cold Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, while Tom Sellar talks with Lev Dodin about his Uncle Vanya at BAM.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt on Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away.

Plus Michael Musto on the intersection between Green Day and Ethel Merman, Free Will Astrology, and more, here.


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