In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla rereads Sunny Day Real Estate’s Diary on the occasion of the band’s latest reunion.
Scott Indrisek talks with Fever Ray’s Karin Dreijer Andersson in advance of the band’s visit to town next week.
Stewart Voegtlin on the new and improved Jim O’Rourke.
Tony Rettman tracks down the errant members of the early ’90s New Jersey hardcore act Rorschach on the eve of the band’s unlikely reunion.
In Film, we unveil our New York Film Festival 2009 package, including five must-sees from fest mole/Voice critic J. Hoberman, a Melissa Anderson interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg, a Scott Foundas profile of Alain Resnais, Nicolas Rapold on the fest’s unusually strong nonfiction slate, and Nick Pinkerton on the resurrection of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno.
And, elsewhere, Ella Taylor on Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story.
Aaron Hillis at MOMA for Michael Almereyda’s Paradise.
Chuck Wilson on John Krasinski’s mess of a DFW adaptation, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.
Melissa Anderson reviews Anne Fontaine’s Coco Before Chanel.
In Art, Robert Shuster’s Best in Show.
In Theater, Michael Feingold at The River Crosses Rivers, a Ensemble Studio-sponsored marathon of 14 one-acts by nonwhite women, including two gems.
Alexis Soloski on two new plays that examine the Muslim experience, Aftermath and The Domestic Crusaders.