In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Mike Powell on the radical serenity/serene radicalism of Animal Collective.
Michael D. Ayers sits down with Antony Hegarty.
Carol Cooper reports back from GlobalFest 2008.
In Books, Zach Baron reviews Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth.
In Film, J. Hoberman watches Craig Baldwin unlock and mock Scientology’s roots in Mock Up on Mu at Anthology.
Ella Taylor at the New York Jewish Film Festival.
Robert Wilonsky sees the Notorious B.I.G. made B.L.A.N.D. in Notorious.
David Chute gets to the bottom of Chandi Chowk to China.
Plus reviews of Ballerina and Zizek’s The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema.
In Art, R.C. Baker’s Best in Show is at Pipilotti Rist’s Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters) at MOMA.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on the classic aspirations and contemporary shortfalls of Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw.
Alexis Soloski at P.S. 122’s Coil Festival.
In Dance, Deborah Jowitt cues a digital light show with Parsons Dance.
Plus Michael Musto makes Oscar picks, Savage Love, and more…