This Week’s Voice: Steely Dan, Grace Jones, Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, Andrew Bujalski’s Beeswax, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Mike Powell joins fathers and sons and dudes screaming ‘GIVE IT TO LARRY’ at Steely Dan’s Beacon run.

Cristina Black on how a Connecticut liberal arts school somehow gave birth to the surrealist Brooklyn pop of MGMT, Amazing Baby, and Boy Crisis.

Rob Tannenbaum takes in the mighty Grace Jones and her zebra-striped catsuit at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Vijith Assar on the eight-bit nostalgia-killers Anamanaguchi.

In Books, Zach Baron on Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice.

In Film, J. Hoberman on the post-mumble maturity of Andrew Bujalski’s Beeswax. Plus: British Noir at Film Forum.

Robert Wilonsky in praise of the Julia half of Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia.

Anthony Kaufman reviews the metaphysical Paul Giamatti vehicle Cold Souls.

Nick Pinkerton on Anthology’s William Lustig Presents: The ’70s Buried Treasures.

Plus reviews of Paper Heart and Jonas Mekas’s Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania.

In Art, Alan Gilbert on two artist-designed local miniature golf courses.

In Theater, Alexis Soloski talks with director JoAnne Akalaitis about the upcoming The Bacchae at the Public.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt remembers Merce Cunningham.

Plus Michael Musto on who’s the most annoying Jackson sibling, Free Will Astrology, and more…

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 5, 2009

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