In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla sets out to discover the worst lyrics of 2008. Spoiler alert: Katy Perry does not win.
Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond on the method behind Beyoncé’s multiple-personality madness.
Mordechai Shinefield makes promises about Fall Out Boy’s Folie a Deuz.
Barry Walters reports on the Grace Jones’s Hurricane.
In Art, R.C. Baker picks his favorite comics, clip art, and pedophilia of the year.
In Film, J. Hoberman watched both Mickey Rourke and Darren Aronofsky make comebacks in The Wrestler.
J. Hoberman also sits through Nothing but the Truth, Rod Lurie’s film that reimagines Plamegate as a soccer-mom duel.
Scott Foundas checks out Will Smith’s new holiday flick Seven Pounds.
Plus, reviews of Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Yes Man, The Class, and more.
In Theater, Michael Feingold sees Prayer for My Enemy and Too Much Memory.
Alexis Soloski sees Edward Bond’s Chair.
Plus Lynn Yaeger gets a guided tour of the Met from Sarah Jessica Parker, Savage Love talks about flatulent girlfriends, and more…