This Week’s Voice: The Arcade Fire, Lilith Fair, Neu!, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla takes on the grandiose, unintentional comedy of the Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, Maura Johnston wanders around the revitalized Lilith Fair, and David Cotner breaks down the long-awaited Neu! retrospective.

In Books, Zach Baron reads Rick Moody’s The Four Fingers of Death.

In Film, J. Hoberman declares Lebanon the best film of 2010 (so far, anyway), Eric Hynes chats with Animal Kingdom writer-director David Michôd, Dan Kois on IFC’s Spring Fever, and Nick Pinkerton finds some similarities between Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Eccentricities of a Blonde-Hair Girl.

In Art, the Voice‘s three critics team up to savage Bravo’s reality TV show, Work of Art.

In Theater, Michael Feingold reviews Trevor Nunn’s revival of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, while Alexis Soloski says goodbye to the Ohio Theatre with two shows from the Ice Factory.

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