In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla says that Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy has amazing liner notes but isn’t such a good record: “I look forward to re-reading these liners in Best Music Writing 2009; you will greatly prefer them, at least initially, to Chinese Democracy itself.”
Tom Breihan catches a case of post-graduate depression writing about Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak.
Saul Austerlitz timidly regards David Bowie’s bewildering music-video history at MOMA.
In Books, the debut of Zach Baron’s Lit Seen column, featuring a Housing Works Gin Mingle with Joshua Ferris, n+1, and an interview with Roberto Bolaño’s translator, Natasha Wimmer.
Ella Taylor welcomes you to Baz Luhrmann’s not-quite-marvelous Australia.
Robert Wilonsky attends Four Christmases.
In Theater, Michael Feingold takes in Road Show, Dividing the Estate, and American Buffalo.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 26, 2008