This Week in the Voice: The Rapture Come Home; Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative


This week in the Voice, Michaelangelo Matos writes of the Rapture’s return to DFA Records with their new album, their “soul record,” In the Grace of Your Love. The band will be playing Webster Hall this Friday.

Steven Thrasher explores Mayor Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative, a program that will give $127 million of public and private funds to young black and Latino men over the final years of the mayor’s tenure in an attempt to “help the young black and Latino men he has been throwing in jail for a decade.”

Michael Musto discusses why celebrities shouldn’t be allowed to have kids — or even sex.

Lauren Shockey writes of a deep-fried pizza, available at Williamsburg’s Forcella: “Calories be damned–this pie of symphonic textures is unlike any you’ve had before. Make sure to order it.”

Robert Sietsema explores authentic Taiwanese, fish stomachs and all, in Elmhurst, Queens, at Taiwanese Specialties.

Robert Wilonsky reviews Moneyball, the Brad-Pitt-starring film based on the 2003 book by Michael Lewis about the Oakland Athletics.

Martha Schwendener looks at three art shows that consider politics in art. Meanwhile, Michael Feingold reviews Itamar Moses’s new play, Completeness, which “updates some familiar relationship neuroses.”

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