This Week’s Voice: Ciara and Chrisette Michelle, Bob Dylan, Outrage, Ben Greenman’s Please Step Back, Stephin Merritt’s Coraline, and More


In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla takes a trip to the r&b salt mines with Ciara and Chrisette Michelle.

Edd Hurt on Bob Dylan’s Together Through Life, during most of which Dylan apparently carries a gun.

Justin Farrar laments the end of USA Is a Monster.

Brad Cohan anticipates the New York return of the one-man metal monolith known as Thrones.

Carol Cooper on anachronauts Dan Hicks, Leonard Cohen, Etta James, and other fearless time travelers.

Richard Gehr checks in with Darcy James Argue’s “steampunk big band.”

In Film, cartoonist Ward Sutton imagines his own version of the new Star Trek. Also: Robert Wilonsky reviews.

J. Hoberman on big-dreaming beautiful losers in Rudo y Cursi and Audience of One.

Scott Foundas on the closeted pol-outing documentary Outrage.

Nick Pinkerton in praise of carnie king Tod Browning.

J. Hoberman on Andy Warhol at MOMA.

Plus reviews of Adoration, Powder Blue, and Little Ashes.

In Books, Rob Harvilla reviews Ben Greenman’s Please Step Back.

In Art, Robert Shuster’s Best in Show.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on Craig Lucas’s Singing Forest, Eugene O’Neill’s Elms, and Samson Raphaelson’s Accent on Youth.

Alexis Soloski talks with Stephin Merritt about his new musical adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book, Coraline.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt rounds up four decades of Trisha Brown choreography.

Plus Michael Musto on Miss California, Ask A Mexican!, and more…