This Week’s Voice: David Byrne, Revenge of the Nerds, Watchmen, Rip Torn, Tokyo!, and More


In this week’s Music Section, Rob Harvilla remains in the light with David Byrne as the once-Talking Head indulges old neuroses and gorgeous new hymns at Radio City.

Andy Beta on the joys of DIY disco, courtesy of Revenge of the Nerds.

Jesse Jarnow goes up against the anarchic tomfoolery of Talibam!

Ezra Gale on The Daktaris, a pre-Daptone Nigerian Afrobeat crew that did not exist.

In Film, J. Hoberman on Watchmen.

Scott Foundas at Anthology’s roaring Rip Torn retrospective.

Nick Pinkerton reviews BAM’s ‘Focus on IFC Films.’

Melissa Anderson on this year’s showcase of new Gallic films, ‘Rendez-Vous with French Cinema,’ at IFC and Walter Reade.

Hoberman does Tokyo!, the Gondry/Carax/Bong Japanese triptych.

In Art, Martha Schwendener reviews Lutz Bacher’s new damaged survey at P.S. 1.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on three plays about place oddly displaced: This Beautiful City, Our Town, and Winter’s Tale.

Alexis Soloski at That Pretty Pretty; Or, The Rape Play.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt raves about Paul Taylor’s new season at City Center.

Plus Michael Musto on which American Idol star is a secret sapphist, Ask A Mexican!, and more…

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