This Week’s Voice: Rap’s Online Overdose, Our Jazz Consumer Guide, Heaven & Hell, Quentin Tarantino, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Ben Detrick reports on rap’s online overdose and the perils of allowing guys like Charles Hamilton anywhere near the Internet.

Tom Hull presents the summer edition of our Jazz Consumer Guide.

Phil Freeman celebrates the rebirth of Heaven & Hell, a/k/a Dio-era Black Sabbath.

In Film, Ella Taylor interviews director Quentin Tarantino. Plus: J. Hoberman’s review of Inglorious Basterds.

Melissa Anderson on the Natalie Wood fest at Walter Reade.

Scott Foundas watches Spike Lee’s concert-film version of Passing Strange.

Plus reviews of World’s Greatest Dad, Melvin Van Peebles’ Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha, and Robert Rodriguez’s Shorts.

In Art, Daniel Kunitz’s Best in Show is at the New Museum for Dorothy Iannone’s ‘Lioness’, Cheim & Reid for ‘The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women’, and Redflagg for Leona Christie’s ‘Parts and Labor’.

In Theater, Alexis Soloski does Fringe Festival 2009, while Michael Feingold reviews Cusi Cram’s stylishly fun A Lifetime Burning at Primary Stages.

Plus Michael Musto comes through with a bunch of blind items about raw sex and meth habits, Free Will Astrology, and more…

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