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.
Melissa Anderson on the Natalie Wood fest at Walter Reade.
Scott Foundas watches Spike Lee’s concert-film version of Passing Strange.
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’.
Plus Michael Musto comes through with a bunch of blind items about raw sex and meth habits, Free Will Astrology, and more…