This Week’s Voice: The Death of the Record Industry, Kurtis Blow, Godard’s Made in U.S.A., the Future of Art Criticism, and More


In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla talks to Rolling Stone vet Steve Knopper about his new book, Appetite for Self-Destruction, and the bitter decline of the music industry.

Ben Westhoff breaks bread with Kurtis Blow in Harlem’s only hip-hop church.

Ross Simonini plumbs the exquisite psychic depths of opera-for-television mastermind Robert Ashley.

In Film, J. Hoberman is there to witness as Godard’s least-seen noir plot-scrambler, Made in U.S.A., finally returns to these shores.

Nick Pinkerton raids the modern horror memory bank with The Unborn.

Scott Foundas interviews Carlos Reygadas, Mexican cinema’s resident rabble rouser.

Plus reviews of Just Another Love Story and Yonkers Joe.

In Art, Martha Schwendener looks for some promising futures for art criticism.

In Theater, Michael Feingold eulogizes Harold Pinter and Eartha Kitt.

Alexis Soloski previews this year’s Under the Radar festival.

Plus Michael Musto’s Q&A with Perez Hilton, Savage Love, and more…