In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on the pleasant dilemma of the post-Obama protest singer Hamell on Trial: “For the seething, cynical, sarcastic, permanently embittered, militantly radicalized leftist folk singers, comedians, and folk-singer/comedians out there, these are jubilant but deeply confusing times.”
Ben Detrick goes back to the strip club with T-Pain’s Thr33 Ringz.
Edd Hurt salutes women, guitarists, and puns with Brad Paisley.
Larry Blumenfeld celebrates a historic election night with a gang of once-cynical jazz heavyweights.
Scott Foundas holds on as Bollywood meets Hollywood in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire.
Robert Wilonsky gives Marc Forster the license to confuse and bore in Quantum of Solace.
Nick Pinkerton heads to Anthology to take a tour of Bonnie and Clyde director Arthur Penn’s America.
In Theater, Eric Grode takes in AIDS drama Mouth to Mouth, while James Hannaham hangs in with the thugs and hugs of Made in Poland, and Tom Sellar profiles the Builders Association and their new Continuous City at BAM.