In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla interviews Henry H. Owings, creator of infamous fanzine Chunklet: “Fuck that. Everybody knows where I live. Everybody knows that I sign the checks. It has my name on it. You think I’m some kind of chickenshit?”
Raquel Cepeda talks to AZ, realizes “the n-word is flourishing among Generation Hip-Hop Latinos.” Why should we care now?
Michael Feingold takes in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic at the Met; the result is the opposite of operatic.
Plus Richard Bienstock’s review of AC/DC’s new Black Ice, Christopher R. Weingarten on Gang Gang Dance’s Saint Dymphna.
In Film, J. Hoberman sees both Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait: “Angelina Jolie suffers for us all; Zinedine Zidane watches a good game.”
Scott Foundas sorts out the art imitating life imitating art in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche New York; Ella Taylor discovers monster moms in Kristin Scott Thomas’s I’ve Loved you So Long.
Plus reviews of Ed Norton’s Pride and Glory, The Universe of Keith Haring, and Ben X.
In Books, Zach Baron takes on mucus maestro Lawrence Shainberg’s new novel, Crust.
In Art, Daniel Kunitz surveys Elizabeth Peyton’s ‘Live Forever‘ at the New Museum, while R.C. Baker does Alejandro Almanza Pereda and others in Best in Show.
In Theater, Michael Feingold sorts out Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and Adam Rapp’s Kindness, while Alexis Soloski finally sees Clay.
Plus Deborah Jowitt at the San Francisco Ballet, Michael Musto lives La Dolce Musto, and more…