In this week’s Village Voice, Camille Dodero reports live from Insane Clown Posse’s Gathering of the Juggalos, Michael D. Ayers compiles an oral history of Pavement’s New York City, Tom Breihan heads to Detroit to see the first stop of the Jay-Z/Eminem tour that touches down in NYC this week, and Larry Blumenfeld chronicles the ongoing improvement of Sonny Rollins.
In Books, Zach Baron on the problem with Tao Lin.
In Film, Karina Longworth asks who the joke is on, exactly, in Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still Here, Eric Hynes enjoys IFC’s grindhouse turn with Modus Operandi, Nick Pinkerton sees The Romantics and declares all human romance dead, Andrew Schenker picks five films to watch at this year’s Latinbeat Film Festival, and J. Hoberman heads to Anthology for their screening of Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s “German Trilogy.”
In Art, R.C. Baker follows Bravo reality show winner Abdi Farah to the Brooklyn Museum, and returns unimpressed.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on gay identity in recent productions of Veritas and The Twentieth-Century Way.