This Week’s Voice: Waterboarding, African Music Blogs, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Lynn Yaeger gets waterboarded by Espo, er, Steve Powers.

John S.W. MacDonald reads Amanda Petrusich’s It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music.

Ross Simonini mines for African music on the Internet.

Todd L. Burns checks in with Hans-Peter Linstrøm.

Ben Westhoff tracks down the remnants of Rainer Maria and finds them in BoCoCa (that would be “Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens”—puke).

Carter Maness previews tonight’s “Ethio bill” at Lincoln Center.

J. Hoberman takes on daddy issues in Momma’s Man and Hamlet 2.

Jim Ridley returns to the scene of the crime in Katrina with Trouble the Water.

Maro photographed last Sunday’s Madonnathon in honor of the pop icon’s 50th birthday.

Plus reviews of The Fiery Furnaces’ Remember, Stereolab’s Chemical Chords, The Rocker, Richard Serra: Thinking On Your Feet, and more.