In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla is live from Nine Inch Nails’ retirement party at Webster Hall: “And then, our stick-figure arms raised ironically heavenward, our fingers clenched into tight, bone-snapping balls of cartoonish fury, we all scream, ‘FIST FUCK!’ in joyously enraged unison.”
David Cotner celebrates 20 years of weird radicalism with the reasonable people of Warp Records.
Chuck Eddy profiles the tranny-loving, GTO-driving British heavy metal revivalists White Wizzard.
In Books, Zach Baron’s Lit Seen on the rock-star fiction of Momus, Joe Pernice, and Nick Cave.
In Film, Nick Pinkerton talks with Whit Stillman about the director’s ambiguous return to New York.
Melissa Anderson on R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue.
Anthony Kaufman reviews Hirokazu Koreeda’s Still Walking.
In Art, Martha Schwendener is at the Emory Douglas show at the New Museum.
In Theater, Michael Feingold reviews The Bacchae in Central Park.
Glen Orel talks with Irish playwright Sebastian Barry.
In Dance, Deborah Jowitt on the Mark Morris Dance Group.