This Week’s Voice: Lily Allen, Van Morrison, Max G. Morton, Brian Evenson, Katyn, Paul Graham, and More


In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on the vicious, precocious, but oddly winsome bad-sex revenge fantasies of Lily Allen.

Scott Foundas revisits Astral Weeks with Van Morrison.

Cristina Black profiles self-taught learner Lissy Trullie.

Tal Rosenberg visits with acoustic + effects duo Mountains.

In Books, Zach Baron on Max G. Morton’s apocalypse junkyard and Brian Evenson’s Last Days in the latest installment of Lit Seen.

In Film, J. Hoberman on Katyn at Film Forum.

Nick Pinkerton at Film Comment Selects at Walter Reade.

Vadim Rizov interviews director Michael Almereyda.

Nicolas Rapold on the Japan Society’s ‘Shinjuku Ecstasy‘ slate.

In Art, Martha Schwendener reviews Paul Graham’s ‘a shimmer of possibilty’ at MoMA and ‘A Twilight Art’ at Harris Lieberman.

In Theater, Michael Feingold battles with reality via Lynn Nottage’s Ruined and Donald Margulies’s Shipwrecked! An Entertainment.

Tom Sellar raves about Richard Foreman’s latest mindscape, Astronome.

Alexis Soloski at a “singularly lax” Uncle Vanya.

Plus Michael Musto on Mickey Rourke, foie gras gross-outs, and more…

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