What is there to do in sizzling hot New York City? Everything, of course! This week’s issue of the Voice is jam-packed with everything you need to know to have the best summer ever. Also, Steven Thrasher gives us the story of the Hebrew Language Academy, a public charter school in Brooklyn where black and white kids (Jewish or not) learn everything in Hebrew and English. Thrasher says that “HLA is just one of several publicly funded yet privately run schools that raise questions about the separation of church and state.” Our favorite part? A anecdote about the kids’ classroom fun: “They yell at the top of their lungs, singing much louder off stage than they ever did in front of their parents. Braids are flying. A yarmulke momentarily flies off one kid’s head.” There’s that great read and so much more in this week’s issue of the Village Voice.
Aaron Hillis talks with Evan Glodell, the director of the emotional summer blockbuster Bellflower.
Robert Sietsema gives tips on how to make this summer “your salad days.”
Mikael Wood shares his summer music picks and meets country star Brad Paisley.
Wondering what to read this summer? James Hannaham reviews The Real State of America Atlas. Plus, summer book picks!
Christian Viveros-Fauné tells you what art exhibits to check out.
Alexis Soloski meets the “manically varied” Lisa D’Amour and lists the summer theater must-sees.
Brian Seibert tells us about The Ballet Nacional of Cuba’s BAM performance and gives us the info on dance in the city this summer.