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This Week in the Voice: Jaime Hernandez’s Graphic Behavior; A Chinatown Building’s Hip, Young Gentrifiers

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Famed Love & Rockets graphic novelist Jamie Hernandez takes over the cover of this week’s Village Voice, as R. C. Baker takes a trip with Hernandez to MoMA and through his epic career.

Elsewhere in this week’s features, our young gun staff writer Elizabeth Dwoskin gets down to Chinatown, as she checks out the disparity in a building between its generations-old Chinese tenants, the gentrifying young people who encounter them, the building’s management above both groups, and the sometimes hilarious, often sad interactions that bind all three groups in The Year of the Hip. Meanwhile, Tom Robbins also checks in on the various ways you can find Mayor Bloomberg rooting for Wall Street, cheering them on as spirited as ever.

Michael Musto took an assessment of New York rap icon Sean “Diddy” Combs’ acting oeuvre, and stopped by the opening night party for the new HBO film on assisted suicide pioneer Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

In this week’s Film, Dan Kois checks the score on The Losers, and Melissa Anderson gives her must-see picks for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, while famed Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman advises how to navigate the thing. His advice? Party hard, of course.

In Arts, our Pultizer-finalist theater critic Michael Feingold gets trapped in La Cage, Deborah Jowitt looks over revolutionary modern dance pioneer Trisha Brown, and Pauline Pechin’s does her best to play fair with artist Jeff Stark’s new site-specific Sweet Cheat.

Finally in Food, our resident omnivores Robert Sietsema reports on the reopening on revered Williamsburg fried chicken destination Pies-N-Thighs, while Sarah DiGregorio moves uptown, baby, to the Upper West Side, and gets wrapped up in The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen. And by “wrapped up” we mean “likely drunk.”

All that, plus more Music, Art, Theater, Film, Books, Dance, Restaurants, Michael Musto, Free Will Astrology, and Dan Savage. And then some.

President Barack Obama’s speaking across the street from the Village Voice tomorrow, because he reads us. Isn’t it great to know that you do, too?

[fkamer@villagevoice.com]

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