This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher profiles Philip Glass, tracing the 75-year-old composer's career and love for New York, "Regardless of success, neither Glass's life nor his music have ever abandoned their East Village sensibilities. He worked as a cab driver and furniture mover until he was in his early forties, and his identification (politically and artistically) has never left the idea of downtown."
Lauren Shockey reviews Family Recipe, and finds that the Japanese restaurant is carnivore and vegetarian friendly, though the archipelago's take on the pancake is one of her faves, "Family Recipe's do-or-die dish is the okonomiyaki, served as a nightly special. The first evening we sampled it, the cast-iron skillet held a molten pancake chock a block with shrimp and kimchi and drizzled with mayo. Smoky bonito shavings writhed like go-go dancers under wisps of steam."More »