In this week’s Village Voice, Ben Detrick profiles the post-Roc-a-Fella edition of Damon Dash as he haltingly embarks on a kinder, gentler comeback. Elsewhere, Sean Fennessey dissects the two halves of California’s pre-eminent surf-fuzz power couple, Best Coast and Wavves, Rob Trucks distills 49 years of wisdom from Wayne Coyne, and Jayson Greene chronicles Rick Ross’s mind-boggling alternate reality on Teflon Don.
In Film, our cover story is on the never less than magical Tilda Swinton, whose moment–the return of Orlando; the debut of I Am Love–is detailed by Melissa Anderson. Beyond that, J. Hoberman reviews Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime, Karina Longworth hails Angelina Jolie in the otherwise rote Salt, and Anderson returns for encore take on Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.
In Art, Robert Shuster’s Best in Show rounds up new work from Tim Hawkinson, Michael Alan, and Arario Gallery’s Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artsits Who Don’t Make Work About Being Asian.
In Dance, Deborah Jowitt reviews Pilobolus’s Art Spiegelman collaboration Hapless Hooligan in “Still Moving.”