This Week in the Voice: Bachmann’s Bright Idea, Eataly’s New Beer Garden


This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto explains how federal efficiency standards are phasing out old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs in favor of those coiled energy-efficient ones — thing is, those are full of crazy toxic stuff. And one of the only big-name politicians to fight the new legislation is equally crazy Michele Bachmann.

Robert Sietsema visits Birreria, Eataly’s “beer garden in the sky.” The view is only so-so, but the food is superb.

Wondering how to avoid annoying alcoholics and druggies? Michael Musto has some advice for you.

Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver in new thriller Drive; J. Hoberman reviews.

Maura Johnston went to a dub master class by British producer Adrian Sherwood and reviewed a new album from White Flag.

Michael Feingold reviews the new revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies; there’s “much gaudiness and some fun but little atmosphere and less emotional grip.”

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