The typical college student’s time abroad is used primarily for escaping into lands of legal-age drinking and assorted other debauchery. Cooper Union student Emily Henochowicz ended up doing something slightly different with her time: protesting in the West Bank this past May. That was when she lost her left eye after being blasted by a tear-gas canister in the head. She returned home seeing the world in an entirely different way. Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher reports: A Cooper Union Student Lost an Eye Protesting in Israel–But None of Her Vision.
Elsewhere in the Voice, we’re finding our own unique schooling with The Voice Education Supplement:
This week in News, we’re trying to bring what’s important into focus:
This week in Music, we’re staring down soundscapes. With our ears:
Meanwhile, your eyes will inevitably be bigger than your stomach after taking a look at some of this week’s Food:
In Film, we’re seeing stars, for better or for worse:
Finally, in Arts, we’re taking note of the strongest visions in the city:
- Voice editor Rob Harvilla has read the best piece of anti-iPhone propaganda out there, and it’s novelist Gary Shteyngart’s third book, Super Sad True Love Story.
- Voice theater critic Michael Feingold thinks a new New York musical (Transport Group’s See Rock City & Other Destinations) and a new New York play (the Lincoln Center Festival’s The Battle of Stalingrad) could afford to think bigger thoughts.
- Meanwhile, Voice theater critic Alexis Soloski thinks Second Stage Theater’s Bachelorette is delivering a blow to feminism that Sarah Palin never could. Which, for scale, would almost be impressive. If it were at least good. Meanwhile, it’s hard what to make of what The Last Dreams of Helene Weigel… is doing damage to, though it might be the texts of Karl Jung, which are recited alongside sung “ditties” by a troupe of lingerie-clad actors.
- Finally, Martha Schwendener shows us just how much more there always is than meets the eye, as takes a worldwide tour by lens visiting photography exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, the Studio Museum, and Yossi Milo Gallery, each evoking their own subject-producer questions.
All that, plus more Music, Art, Theater, Film, Books, Dance, Restaurants, Michael Musto, Free Will Astrology, and Dan Savage. And then some.
Here at The Village Voice, we strive to bring you the best of everything in sight, out of sight, every time. See what we did there?