Lots of great stuff in this week’s Village Voice, though it all kinda pales in comparison to the incomparable Ward Sutton, who imagines R. Crumb doing an illustrated history of Genesis — that’s Phil Collins’ Genesis, not God’s. Elsewhere in music, Harvilla checks out the tremendously profane Green Day musical American Idiot, Mikael Wood chats with the newly independent Shelby Lynne, Edd Hurt tangles with the crazy new Merle Haggard record, and Ezra Gale chats with the braintrust of crate-digger mag Wax Poetics, now digging through a warehouse full of NYC salsa classics courtesy West Side Latino Records.
In film, J. Hoberman previews Tribeca Film Festival 2010 and offers some suggestions for next year, while Melissa Anderson highlights five must-see flicks. (Joan Rivers!) Ella Taylor chats with director Nicole Holofcener, she of all those highly-strung-sourpuss/Catherine Keener movies, including the new Please Give. Plus Nicolas Rapold on The Good, the Bad, and the Weird, Ernest Hardy on Behind the Burly Q, Aaron Hillis on Boogie Woogie, Michelle Orange on Paper Man and Océans, and Dan Kois on The Losers.
In Theater, Michael Feingold surveys Promenade (so-so) along with La Cage aux Folles and Million Dollar Quartet (yikes), while Alexis Soloski takes in The Really Big Once and Bloodsong of Love. Plus Pauline Pechin on the site-specific Rick Moody work The Sweet Cheat. (Watch your step.)
In Dance, Deborah Jowitt celebrates 40 years of Trisha Brown. And in Art, R.C. Baker takes Love & Rockets graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez to MOMA.