In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla conducts an occasionally embarrassing chat with one-woman feral folk sensation tUnE-yArDs (contains sex talk!), Brandon Soderberg catches up with Howard Stern’s favorite headbanger, Richard Christy, Christopher R. Weingarten reviews the debacle that is Lil Wayne’s Rebirth, Tad Hendrickson tracks down Alan Lomax’s Haitian time capsule, and David Cotner previews the upcoming Unsound Festival.
In Film, two takes on the intractable Israeli situation: Ella Taylor on the contemporary crime drama Ajami, and Michael Atkinson on Promised Lands, Susan Sontag’s 1973 documentary. Melissa Anderson interviews Film Forum honcho Karen Cooper. Nick Pinkerton sits through From Paris With Love and the Red Riding triptych, and Atkinson returns for BAM’s ‘Storm Warnings’ Polish cinema series.
In Art, Christian Viveros-Faune files from Steve McQueen’s new show at Marian Goodman.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of Donald Margulies’s Time Stands Still, the Sam Mendes-directed As You Like It, and Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon. Plus Alexis Soloski reviews David Ives’s Venus in Fur and Misha Shulman’s The Fake History of George the Last.
In Dance, Deborah Jowitt profiles the Urban Bush Women.