This Week’s Voice: The Nitrous Mafia, Big Boi, Kelis, Oneohtrix Point Never, June Jazz Festivals, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, our cover story is on the Nitrous Mafia, the gas-fueled drug gang that is terrorizing music festivals up and down both coasts. Elsewhere, Rob Harvilla talks with OutKast’s Big Boi on the long-delayed occasion of the release of Sir Lucious Left Foot, Jessica Hopper nominates Kelis for mother of the year, Simon Reynolds hangs out with Brookyn noise renegade Oneohtrix Point Never, and Larry Blumenfeld makes the rounds at the CareFusion and Vision June jazz festivals.

In Film, J. Hoberman on the lesbian family values of The Kids Are All Right and the search for a viral YouTube star in Winnebago Man, Rob Nelson reports on Lincoln Center’s Clint Eastwood retro, and Melissa Anderson leaves Manhattan for Anthology’s “Outer Boroughs on Film” series.

In Art, R. C. Baker examines the Whitney’s Charles Burchfield show.

In Theater, Michael Feingold reviews the Public’s two Shakespeare productions in Central Park, while Matthew Love profiles Murderfist, a gonzo improv collective that enjoys nudity, Jack Daniel’s, and incest.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt on Emmanuele Phuon’s Khmeropedies I & II at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Plus Michael Musto, Free Will Astrology, and more, here.