This Week’s Voice: Antibalas Offspring Fu-Arkist-Ra, Jovanotti, and No, Pollution,


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.

Plus reviews of The English Surgeon, Deadgirl, Loren Cass, California Company Town, and more.

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.

Plus Free Will Astrology, Michael Musto talks with the smart Jeff Daniels and plots our Tonys revenge, and more..