This Week’s Voice: Dirty Projectors, Sonic Youth’s The Eternal, Coppola’s Tetro, Sigmar Polke, Stephin Merritt’s Coraline, and More


In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla testifies to the alternating agony and ecstasy of Brooklyn’s own art-rock lobsters, the Dirty Projectors.

Cristina Black talks with downtown ingenue Regina Spektor.

Dan Weiss on Sonic Youth’s newest, The Eternal.

Don Allred recaps 21 years of David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label.

In Film, J. Hoberman on the self-aggrandizing, nutty classicism of Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro and Moon, a modest science fiction film with major aspirations.

Jim Ridley on Tony Scott’s inexplicable remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

Ed Gonzalez at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.

Robert Sietsema on Robert Kenner’s expertly crafted documentary Food, Inc.

In Art, R.C. Baker returns to soak up the garish pleasures of Sigmar Polke and Harvey Kurtzman.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on the scruffy, adorable, and totally fresh Stephin Merritt adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.

Alexis Soloski at La MaMa’s Asclepius.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt on the American Ballet Theatre’s new take on Prokofiev.

Plus Michael Musto on the low point in the David Carradine coverage, Ask A Mexican!, and more…