This Week’s Voice: Superdrag, Rap Beef, Juan MacLean, State of Play, Guy Maddin, ‘Younger Than Jesus’, and More


In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on Superdrag’s snarling, ferocious comeback, spiritual awakening notwithstanding.

Erik Parker on rap battles, circa 2009, starring 50 Cent and Rick Ross. Plus Ben Detrick comes through with a particularly formidable catalog of spectacular rap insults.

Andy Beta on the Juan MacLean’s faux-android love affairs.

In Film, J. Hoberman joins State of Play in mourning our own dying industry.

Anthony Kaufman on the Migrating Forms festival at Anthology.

Nick Pinkerton runs down ‘Winners of the Prix Louis-Delluc‘ at BAM.

Plus reviews of Oblivion, ‘First Light: Satyajit Ray From the Apu Trilogy to the Calcutta Trilogy‘, and more.

In Art, James Hannaham reviews ‘Younger Than Jesus‘ at the New Museum.

In Books, a look at Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg, now in book form.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on puzzling days in Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, Reasons to Be Pretty, and Chasing Manet.

Alexis Soloski on non-musicals Angela’s Mixtape and Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt takes in Vicky Shick & Dancers at Saint Marks Church.

Plus Michael Musto sees a fallen American Idol star at a gay bar, Ask A Mexican!, and more…

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