This Week’s Voice: Summer Guide!


In this week’s Village Voice, we present our annual summer guide, featuring all sorts of seasonal picks for music, film, art, dance, theater, food, etc., not to mention Mikael Wood on the club-pop reboot of Kelis, Ben Davis on Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale, Jed Lipinski on Pulitzer winner Jonathan Weiner‘s search for immortality, Aaron Hillis interviews Casey Affleck, Alexis Soloski on Lincoln Center’s festival at Governor’s Island, Brian Seibert on Pichet Klunchen’s odd strain of Thai dance, and a special field guide to New York’s frozen summer treats. What up, Memorial Day?!

Elsewhere, Francis Davis riffs on the seven-disc charms of Stan Getz, and Andy Beta does double duty, profiling both Jamie Lidell and the burgeoning weekly dance party Sunday Best.

In Film, J. Hoberman recaps Cannes, Ella Taylor watches the risible Sex and the City 2 (then cleanses her palate with Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, Eric Hynes explains why Jerry Bruckhimer has become Disney’s ideal steward in the 21st century, and Graham Fuller talks to filmmaker Johan Grimonprez about his unclassifiable Double Take.

In Art, Robert Shuster’s Best in Show covers new and old work from Arnold Odermatt, Laurent Millet, and Darren Almond.

In Theater, Michael Feingold reviews recent productions of The Metal Children and Restoration, while Alexis Solsoki is at pro wrestling play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.

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