In This Week’s Voice


We said last week’s Net Hentoff column would be his last at the Voice. Turns out we were wrong. The “excessed” journalistic legend delivers his own valedictory in this week’s edition.

Will our public servants suffer any consequences for their near-criminal handling of the Yankee Stadium boondoggle? If Tom Robbins has anything to say about it they will.

Amy Neustein tells the Voice about “My Brother, The Slumlord.” Elizabeth Dwoskin checked it out and agrees, yeah, pretty much. But Neustein has also claimed, repeatedly and on TV, that her husband sexually abused her daughter. Was that true? Dwoskin tracked down the daughter and got some surprising answers.

Appetite for Self-Destruction by Rolling Stone reporter Steve Knopper chronicles the highs and lows of the music biz in the late 20th and early 21st Century. Rob Harvilla interviews Knopper; you can get the extended dance mix here. Plus: Ben Westhoff goes to hear Kurtis Blow preach, and Ross Simonini considers the composer Robert Ashley.

Why should J. Hoberman review crappy new movies when Godard’s Made in U.S.A. is playing on big screens? One great man of the cinema reviews another! Also, Scott Foundas interviews Silent Light director Carlos Reygadas, and Nick Pinkerton sees that movie with the creepy posters.

Michael Feingold obits Pinter and Kitt; Alexis Soloski goes under the radar; Martha Schwendener looks at post-crash art-crit; Musto, Savage, et alia. Click through.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 7, 2009

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