In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla does the thing that probably everybody with a masochistic streak should probably do at least once, which is go to a Phish show at Madison Square Garden, while Brandon Soderberg meets up with Alabama rap crew G-Side in New York City, and K. Leander Williams gets in the holiday spirit and profiles avant-boombox and Unsilent Night guy Phil Kline.
In Books, Roy Edroso reads Mickey Leigh’s ode to his rock-star brother, I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir.
In Film, J. Hoberman is sort of horrified by the sometimes poignant and often ridiculous Lovely Bones, but likes the jokes in Werner Herzog’s wacky My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done. Ella Taylor reviews Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, Scott Foundas notes that Tom Ford’s A Single Man probably could have used a bit less art direction and slightly more actual direction, and Hoberman returns to parse the current Warhol retro at Anthology.
In Art, R.C. Baker rounds up the year’s best graphic novels.
In Theater, Michael Feingold reviews new and old productions of Mamet’s Race, James Gibson’s This, and the Cate Blanchett A Streetcar Named Desire, while Stan Schwartz previews Heiner Goebbels’s abstract extravangza Stifters Dinge the Park Avenue Armory.