In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla sees Neil Young and, like everyone in America, gets down with the old stuff and complains bitterly at the new.
Rob Trucks writes a song with Marnie Stern.
Annie Fischer on the Walkmen.
In Books, Zach Baron charts the decline and fall of New York with Jonathan Franzen in the new edition of Lit Seen.
In Art, Daniel Kunitz reviews O Zhang’s cultural revolution at CRG Gallery.
In Film, Scott Foundas says for those who did not get enough Forrest Gump, here’s Brad Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
More Foundas: Revolutionary Road.
Robert Wilonsky plots to kill Tom Cruise, er, Hitler while watching Valkyrie.
Jim Ridley on the Essential Sturges.
J. Hoberman on Waltz With Bashir and The Secret of the Grain.
Plus reviews of Marley & Me, Theater of War, and The Spirit.
In Theater, Michael Feingold takes a holiday trek through Shrek, Pal Joey, and ReWrite.
Alexis Soloski at Caligula.
Plus Lynn Yaeger on 2008’s fashion lowlights, Michael Musto dressed up as various public figures, and more…