This Week's Voice: Ice-T and Richard Hell on the Election, They Might Be Giants, Craig Finn, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and More
In this week's Village Voice, writers, artists, and performers share their takes on next week's presidential election: Richard Hell, William Gibson, Ice-T, Eileen Myles, and beyond.
In Music, Rob Harvilla revisits the inspirational grandeur of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood: "At one point, the band brings out a guest vocalist named David Driver, who's wearing a T-shirt with an upper- and lowercase "D" on it, and somebody in the crowd yells out "Helvetica!" As in the font. We are among friends."
Rob Trucks interviews the Hold Steady's Craig Finn and the Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood. Will their post-election double-bill extravaganza at Terminal 5 be a fiesta or a wake?
Reed Fischer listens in as Pink serves up Funhouse, the most energetic divorce record probably ever.
In Books, Julie Phillips reads Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.
In Art, Brendan Spiegel makes his way into Brooklyn to discover Industry City, a new kind of arts district located somewhere between the elevated Gowanus Expressway and a desolate stretch of New York Harbor.