In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla spends an enchanted evening with the Latin-pop superstars Aventura at Madison Square Garden, where things get wild indeed. Jesse Jarnow profiles local bootleg king NYCTaper. Theon Weber takes on the newfound Realism of the Magnetic Fields. And Richard Gehr meets our new jazz robot overlords, as led by guitar vet Pat Metheny.
In Books, Roy Edroso on Just Kids, the new Patti Smith memoir.
In Film, Melissa Anderson reports on Anthology’s revival of the groundbreaking 1976 coming out documentary, Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives. Karina Longworth talks with the Safdie brothers in advance of the New York premiere of their second feature, Daddy Long Legs, which debuted at Sundance last Friday. Plus reviews of Edge of Darkness, 44 Inch Chest, and Saint John of Las Vegas.
In Art, Christian Viveros-Faune files from David Zwirner’s ‘Primary Atmospheres: Works From California 1960-1970.’
In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of A View From the Bridge, Present Laughter, and The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Part 3, while Alexis Soloski stages a debate between three Voice critics on the best of the theater season so far.
Plus Michael Musto brings back news of Anderson Cooper’s sexuality via Kathy Griffin, Free Will Astrology, and more, here.