In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla is at Radio City Music Hall with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and ESG: “Karen O sashays onstage Wednesday night at Radio City Music Hall looking for all the world like a Mega Man villain: ‘Brooklynman,’ ‘Bowlcutman,’ ‘Spazzman,’ ‘Shriekman,’ ‘Indierocksexsymbolman.’ Should that be ‘Spazzwoman’? Are Mega Man villains gender-neutral?”
Sean Fennessey on not-rap rap albums from Ghostface Killah, Trey Songz, and Drake.
Richard Gehr talks with Slavic Soul Party, the Balkan pride of Park Slope.
Eugene Holley Jr. gets an earful from Meshell Ndegeocello about her love of Sade, strippers, and life’s gray areas.
In Film, Ella Taylor reviews the Coen brothers’ newest, A Serious Man.
J. Hoberman on Antonio Campos’ Afterschool at Cinema Village.
In Art, J. Hoberman has an epic survey of all the Robert Frank around town right now.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on Othello, A Steady Rain, and Tosca.
Alexis Soloski at Frederick Douglass Now and A Boy and His Soul.