In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on the cheerfully combative Midwest noise-pop of Wussy.
Ira Kantor follows the thread from deceased cult-folkie Laura Nyro all the way to her gritty rapper son, Gil-T.
Larry Blumenfeld at jazz’s 14th annual Vision Festival.
In Books, Zach Baron on Ron Currie Jr.’s screwball of a second novel, Everything Matters!.
In Film, Scott Foundas on the best American film since There Will Be Blood, Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker. Plus: a Nicholas Rapold-conducted interview with the director.
Melissa Anderson reviews the morbidly funny Surveillance, the second film from David Lynch’s daughter Jennifer Lynch.
J. Hoberman on 10 Rillington Place at Film Forum.
Melissa Anderson interviews grande dame of French cinema Anges Varda.
Plus reviews of the American Idol-inspired doc Afghan Star, the execrable Colette adaptation of Cheri, and more.
In Art, Martha Schwendener on SculptureCenter’s ‘The University of Trash,’ a/k/a, ‘How to Frustrate an Art Dealer.’
In Theater, Michael Feingold on same-sex couple dramas The Temperamentals and Next Fall.
Alexis Soloski at David Adjimi’s Stunning, at the Duke, and Scott Hudson’s Sweet Storm at the Kirk Theatre.
In Dance, Deborah Jowitt on Sarah Michelson’s Dover Beach at the Kitchen.
Plus Michael Musto on designer Isabel Toledo, Ask A Mexican!, and more…