This Week’s Voice: Winter Arts Guide, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, Iron & Wine, the Dipset Reunion, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, we present our Winter Arts Guide, featuring Mikael Wood on Iron & Wine‘s new record, Aaron Hillis in conversation with British actress Lesley Manville, James Hannaham’s winter books picks, Ben Davis on artist Keith Tyson‘s new gamble at Pace Gallery, Stacey Anderson’s gift guide, Alexis Soloski’s preview of the New York Theatre Workshop’s Three Pianos, Brian Seibert on Baryshnikov’s Busk, plus all sorts of listings and previews of the upcoming arts season.

Elsewhere, Zach Baron and Rich Juzwiak debate the merits of Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, and Jesse Serwer chronicles the Dipset reunion and the rise of Cam’ron’s newest protégé, Vado.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews The King’s Speech and Film Forum’s revival of The Grapes of Wrath, Karina Longworth is bummed that Burlesque squanders the genius of Christina Aguilera, and Melissa Anderson heads to MOMA for their Lillian Gish retro.

In Art, R.C. Baker on Anselm Kiefer‘s new show at Gagosian.

In Theater, Michael Feingold reports back from recent productions of A Free Man of Color and The Coward, while Alexis Soloski reviews the Atlantic Yards drama In the Footprint and James Hannaham heads to Broadway for The Pee-Wee Herman Show and Elf.

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