In this week’s Village Voice, we get ready for Siren Festival by talking to Ted Leo about the rumors of his impending retirement (not true!), while Rob Harvilla attempts to sort through former Siren headliner M.I.A.’s new Maya, Chuck Eddy rounds up a whole host of unjustly forgotten early-indie innovators, and Michael Hoinski hangs out with the Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster.
In Film, Scott Foundas talks with Christopher Nolan about his latest mind-boggler, Inception, and Nick Pinkerton reviews the film. Plus Ella Taylor on Kisses, J. Hoberman on doc-fiction hybrids Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno and Alamar, and Pinkerton on Anthology’s Anti-Biopics series.
In Books, Alexis Soloski, Stacey Anderson, and Carol Cooper round up new work from Philip Carr-Gomm (A Brief History of Nakedness), Arthur Nersesian (Mesopotamia), and Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death).
In Art, Christian Viveros-Fauné visits Marian Goodman Gallery’s new Rineke Dijkstra show.