This Week in the Voice


Why can’t oh so enlightened New York pass a gay marriage bill? Is it the bible-beaters? The hardcore right? No, says Steve Thrasher, it’s the chickenshit Democrats in the state senate.

Rob Harvilla goes to Broadway! No, his parents aren’t in town: there’s a musical called Fela! about the famous African pop star at the Eugene O’Neill. Is it the next Tommy or the next Reggae?

Fela!‘s choreographer, Bill T. Jones, is also represented by a dance bill, Serenade/The Proposition, at the Joyce Theater. It subject is Jones’ childhood and the agony of Abraham Lincoln. Deborah Jowitt attends.

What can top the Abel Ferrara/Harvey Keitel Bad Lieutenant? How about the Werner Herzong/Nicolas Cage Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans? If anything could be too much of a good thing, this could be. J. Hoberman emerges with a verdict.

Michael Musto interviews Levi Johnston. Isn’t that enough? Okay, Musto reviews some movies and whatnot, too.

Way out in Flushing, Robert Sietsema has sampled many and various Chinese delights, but those found at M & T on Kissena Boulevard are something else again. He’s been eating there for three months, and “Every visit to M & T proved a revelation.”

You’d figure a union representing tugboat workers would have to be tough. Local 333, United Marine Division of the International Longshoremen’s Association is locked in a fight with Kosnac Tug, a company that wants to cut tugboat crews to unsafe levels. Tom Robbins reports.

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