In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla attends BAM’s cheerfully random, surreally star-studded tribute to the Plastic Ono Band, Mike Powell listens to all three discs of Joanna Newsom’s latest, Have One on Me, Brad Cohan chronicles Glenn Branca’s turn to domestic (but still guitar-army-filled) life, and Mikael Wood profiles nerd diva Little Boots.
In Film, Melissa Anderson writes up the documentary about the Barnes Collection furor, The Art of the Steal, while Anthony Kaufman provides an update on the situation there. Karina Longworth wins Kevin Smith’s approval in praising Cop Out, Rob Nelson says hello to the ‘French Scorcese,’ Jacques Audiard, Nick Pinkerton checks in at BAM’s Bong Joon-ho retro, and Melissa Anderson reviews ‘The Films of William E. Jones’ at Anthology.
In Art, Robert Shuster’s Best in Show features two takes on The Visible Vagina, Ryan Wallace’s Glean show, and Hotwire Comics #3.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band and Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, and Alexis Soloski attends TFANA’s Measure for Measure at the Duke.