This Week in the Voice: The Return of 'Shelter'
This week in the Voice, Camille Dodero kicks off the relaunch of "Shelter," a column that chronicles how New Yorkers live at home. She revisits Lois Morris, a writer who was the column's first-ever subject in 1997. A lot has changed for the former East Village resident in 14 years, including her new Gramercy apartment, husband, and dog. Also in "Shelter": Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and her Lower East Side apartment, Biagio Pergolizzi and his Staten Island mansion, and a Long Island loft that houses five.
Food man Robert Sietsema dines at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, where the celebrity chef blends "East African, Scandinavian, and North American influences in a wacky fusion that somehow works."
How is PJ. Harvey's new album? Kory Grow says, "Despite being what she's called her least introspective album, Shake seems to present Polly Jean Harvey, the person, more clearly than on any previous PJ Harvey release."
J. Hoberman watches We Are What We Are, a cannibal flick that takes the viewer on "a long journey through an urban miasma to the end of a dark and bloody night." Meanwhile, Nicolas Rapold previews MOMA's Documentary Fortnight.
Elsewhere, Christian Viveros-Fauné takes on the George Condo retrospective at the New Museum and finds an "overdose of treacly painterly pandering."