This Week’s Voice: Cee Lo, Janka Nabay, Mariah Carey, the Books, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Amy Linden asks if The Lady Killer and “Fuck You” will finally turn Cee Lo Green into an actual solo superstar, Jesse Jarnow talks with Sierra Leone superstar Janka Nabay about his relocation to the Brooklyn, Rich Juzwiak on Mariah Carey‘s agreeable bizarre yuletide sequel Merry Christmas II You, and Rob Trucks chats with the Books in advance of their Carnegie Hall debut.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews current indie darling Tiny Furniture and the past bohemian touchstone Voulez-vous coucher avec God, Melissa Anderson chats with Isabelle Huppert, and Rob Nelson reconsiders Todd Haynes on the 20th anniversary of the director’s Poison.

In Art, Christian Viveros-Fauné on a strong new show of Luc Tymans paintings at David Zwirner.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of In the Wake, Middletown, and Scottsboro Boys.

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