This Week’s Voice: Best Of! Also Maxwell, Of Montreal, the Clash, Oliver Stone’s W., Etc…


In this week’s Village Voice. . .Best Of! Arts & Entertainment is here; Rob Harvilla’s essay on New York’s music scene, “In Praise of the Hype Machine,” is here; People & Places, Shopping & Services, and more, here.

There remains, however, a regular Music Section, in which Maxwell stops by to say: “There are not enough panties on my stage tonight.”

Kevin O’Donnell talks to Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes, and asks him about that horse.

Jason Gross goes and sees what the Residents are up to these days.

Stacey Anderson, meanwhile, goes back in time with the Clash on Live at Shea Stadium.

Plus reviews of Land of Talk’s Some Are Lakes, RTX’s JJ Got Live RaTX, Murs’s Murs for President, and Erik Friedlander, Mike Sarin, and Trevor Dunn’s Broken Arm Trio.

In Film, J. Hoberman probes Bush’s Brain via Oliver Stone’s W., and also finds time to check out Abel Ferrara’s newest, Mary.

Nick Pinkerton examines what happens when Stuyvesant’s finest run for class prez in Frontrunners.

And reviews of Good Dick, The Secret Life of Bees, and Sex Drive.

In Books, David Kastin looks at Pannonica de Koenigswarter’s jazz-era scrapbook Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats, while Jed Lipinski finds the Carver in Glen Pourciau’s debut, Invite.

In Art, Leslie Camhi heads to the MoMA for ‘New York, N. Why?: Photographs by Rudy Burckhardt, 1937-1940‘: “In a split second, a girl is forever pretty.”

In Theater, Michael Feingold reviews Chekhov Lizard Brain and A Man for All Seasons, while Alexis Soloski takes in Sunken Red.

Plus Best Of essays from Lynn Yaeger, Michael Musto, and more…