This Week’s Voice: U2, The-Dream, the Pogues, Private Century, Kat Long’s New Book, and More


In this week’s Music Section, Rob Harvilla takes U2’s new No Line on the Horizon, force quits, and moves to trash. Restart and reboot yourself.

Clover Hope on The-Dream’s sublime new Love vs. Money.

Tad Hendrickson rolls triumphantly forward with The Pogues, eyes as glassed over as ever.

Harvilla comes through with a SXSW Tip Sheet for 2009.

In Film, J. Hoberman on home video as cinema: Jan Sikl’s Private Century and Anthology’s A Lust for Ecstasy: The Kuchar Brothers.

Nick Pinkerton yawns at scummy Wes Craven-remake/rape revenge-fantasy The Last House on the Left.

Scott Foundas does a Japanese double feature with Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tokyo Sonata and Naoko Ogigami’s Megane.

Plus reviews of Severed Ways and Sunshine Cleaning.

In Books, Roy Edroso recounts all sorts of unseemly Gotham history via Kat Long’s The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex & Sin in New York City.

In Art, Robert Shuster’s Best in Show picks.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on three hectic, busy Broadway plays: Guys and Dolls, Distracted, and Savannah Disputation.

Gwen Orel talks to the Storm Theatre and the Blackfrairs Repertory Theatre about their “Paul Claudel Project,” a revival of three of the playwright-poet’s greatest plays.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt is all punked up at Armitage Gone! Dance at the Kitchen.

Plus Michael Musto on Bernie Madoff mocking, Ask A Mexican!, and more…

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