In this week’s Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers revisits the rock ‘n’ roll grandeur of Spiritualized’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space as the band prepares to perform the album at Radio City Music Hall, and Phillip Mlynar chronicles the extremely unlikely return of Long Island rap crew Sons of Bazerk.
In Books, Rob Harvilla reads Gary Shteyngart’s newest, Super Sad True Love Story.
In Film, Dan Kois attempts to explain just how badly Dinner for Schmucks goes wrong, and Robert Wilonsky talks with co-star Paul Rudd. Elsewhere Chuck Wilson reviews Robert Duvall’s Get Low, Nicolas Rapold reports back from Lincoln Center’s Ken Russell retro, and J. Hoberman remembers Brooklyn actor Phil Silvers.
In Art, Martha Schwendener rounds up three new photo shows from David Goldblatt, Zwelethu Mthethwa, and the Yossi Milo Gallery.
In Theater, Michael Feingold reviews recent productions of See Rock City & Other Destinations and The Battle of Stalingrad, while Alexis Soloski attends Trip Cullman’s staging of Bachelorette.