This Week’s Voice: Diddy, R. Kelly, Justin Townes Earle, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Brandon Soderberg chats with Diddy on the eve of the release of his long-awaited Last Train to Paris, Mikael Wood rounds up the current crop of 2010 quiet storm r&b (R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, Jamine Sullivan, Faith Evans, etc.), and Stephen M. Deusner hangs out with the East Village’s hardest-living country star, Justin Townes Earle.

In Art, R.C. Baker hails the year’s best comics and graphic novels.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews Tron: Legacy and Casino Jack, Karina Longworth on John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole, Michael Atkinson at the Bertolucci retro at MOMA and Film Forum, and Ella Taylor finds herself charmed by How Do You Know.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on the continuing relevance of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, while Alexis Soloski checks out recent productions of I’m Going to Make A Small Incision Behind Your Ear to Check and See If You’re Actually Human and Hysteria.

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