This Week in the Voice: Siren Fest and the Fake Retirement of Ted Leo
Elsewhere this week in Music, we care a lot, too:
- In M.I.A. Is Mad at You, Voice music editor Rob Harvilla tries to manage and understand the artist's anger. She is pissed, by the way.
- In The Endtables Emerge at Last, Chuck Eddy digs deep for this summer's best indie rock releases, and finds them...coming from 20 years ago.
- In Marissa Paternoster's Bold Awakening, Screaming Females' lead singer Marissa Paternoster finds DIY enlightenment.
We've got a few things to get passionate about in News as well:
- Steven Thrasher wants to know What Happened to Ronnie's Kids, the three million illegal immigrants Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to in 1986.
- Gustavo Arellano wants to know What's A Little Fraud Between Amigos? After all, the "sanctity" of this institution is supposedly under attack by the gays, anyway! Why not let immigrants take it down?
- Meanwhile, Voice columnist Tom Robbins wants to know why you wouldn't vote for Richard Brodsky, attorney general to be?
In Food, we feel the fire in our stomachs:
- Sarah DiGregorio goes uptown, and tries to make sense of downtown's food in a dull, strange uptown setting. The results produced by infamous Momofuku enfant terribles David Chang's newest outpost, Ma Peche, might give you vertigo, for better or for worse.
- Meanwhile, the Voice's resident epicurean explorer, Robert Sietsema, heads to Momokawa, a restaurant specializing in the cuisine of Kyoto. They might specialize in the bubbling cauldron-cooking of shabu-shabu, but there's something cooler -- in temperature, and otherwise -- waiting on the menu for him there.
In Arts, we're getting hot for aesthetics:
- Alexis Soloski lays bare A Brief History of Nakedness, a new book on, uh, being naked, while Stacey Anderson heads toMesopotamia, a new novel that takes East Village author Arthur Nersesian, and deep-fries him in Southern Strangeness.
- Christian Viveros-Faune checks out the dissastisfied kids of Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra latest exhibition. Don't tell them about the World Cup.
And this week in Movies:
- Scott Foundas talks to Inception director Christopher Nolan, to suss out whether or not The Dark Knight mastermind can save summer yet again...
- ...while Nick Pinkerton fires the first shot against his chances of doing so in his review of Inception.
- Meanwhile, legendary Voice film critic J. Hoberman gets under the madness of Serge Bromberg's Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno, a film made from a film that drove someone insane before they couldn't make it. True story.
- Finally, Nick Pinkerton checks out the Anthology Film Fourm's Anti-Biopics series. Screw your flashbacks.
All that, plus more Music, Art, Theater, Film, Books, Dance, Restaurants, Michael Musto, Free Will Astrology, and Dan Savage. And then some.
Here at The Village Voice, we never stop caring, and we never stop rocking. In fact, it's tradition around these parts.