In this week’s Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Spring Arts Guide: Stacey Anderson on Metric’s dreamy new Fantasies, Zach Baron on author Wells Tower’s Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Aaron Hillis in conversation with Steven Soderbergh, Robert Shuster on sculptor Chakaia Booker, Brian Seibert on Fang-Yi Sheu in Martha Graham’s Clytemnestra, Alexis Soloski on David Levine’s avant-play Venice, plus food, previews, and upcoming events galore.
Mike Powell on the brilliant disguises of Will Oldham.
Mikael Wood looks on as PJ Harvey and John Parish reconvene.
Phil Freeman in praise of the dearly departed avant metal act Khanate.
Scott Foundas reviews Tony Gilroy’s latest, the deft Duplicity.
Robert Wilonsky has a bromance with I Love You, Man.
Melissa Anderson says Valentino: The Last Emperor is stylish but shallow.
Nick Pinkerton on Robert Mulligan at Walter Reade.
Ben Davis talks with real live Iraqis at Jeremy Deller’s ‘It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq‘ at New Museum.
James Hannaham on Heroes.