This Week’s Voice: Warpaint, Hall & Oates, Soulja Boy, Buke & Gass, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla’s Down in Front column makes its triumphant return, checking out shows from Warpaint and Hall & Oates, while Drew Hinshaw demands that you let Soulja Boy be great and Mike Ayers does arts and crafts with Buke & Gass.

In Books, Voice writers pick their ten favorite tomes of 2010.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews David O. Russell’s The Fighter and Johnnie To’s Vengeance, Eric Hynes on the still-haunting Shoah, Nick Pinkerton hails the Euro legend Lou Castel, and Karina Longworth takes pity on the emasculated execs of The Company Men.

In Art, Christian Viveros-Fauné praises five decades of luridness from painter Peter Saul.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent performance art pieces from Tim Miller and Holly Hughes, while Alexis Soloski checks out new Christmas shows Ho! and Looking at Christmas.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt on Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce.

Plus Free Will Astrology and more, here.