In this week’s Village Voice, Carol Cooper writes about Italian stadium pop star Jovanotti.
Michael Downes introduces Antibalas offspring Fu-Arkist-Ra.
Adam Ganderson digs into the toxic stew you ignore and finds No, Pollution, who are defiantly not on Twitter.
In Film, Scott Foundas talks with filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne about Lorna’s Silence.
Foundas also checks out Ulrich’s Seidl’s latest, but first, takes a look back at those coke-snorting models.
Melissa Anderson reviews In the Loop, a thinly veiled spoof of Anglo-American diplomatic blundering and maneuvering in the lead-up to the second Iraq war.
Vadim Rizov sees Shrink, a movie in which we know Kevin Spacey is one depressed psychiatrist because he doesn’t shave and he chain-smokes pot.
Ella Taylor says that Jeff Daniels lends much-needed idiosyncrasy to The Answer Man.
In Art, we meet three New York City artists you probably don’t know, but should.
In Books, Julie Phillips reads The Complete Cosmicomics, a Holy Grail for Italo Calvino fans.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on Kalkwerk and The Tin Pan Alley.