This Week in the Voice: Inside Suckadelic Enterprises, R.E.M.’s Reckoning


This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero profiles the Sucklord, 42-year-old Morgan Phillips, who lived with his mother till the age of 36 but is now an important figure in the designer toy world despite thinking that everyone sucks.

Maura Johnston takes stock of R.E.M.’s breakup in light of the recent wave of ’90s nostalgia.

The Upper West Side’s Osteria Cotta “represents a milestone” in the Italian bistro genre, according to Robert Sietsema.

The Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens will soon have slot machines, making it the first casino in NYC. As Harry Siegel explains, this isn’t a good thing.

J. Hoberman gives us the run-down on the New York Film Festival; which movies are must-sees?

Martha Schwendener and R. C. Baker tackle the big Willem De Kooning retrospective at MoMA.

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