This Week in WCP Arts: Punk and Go-Go In Eckington, Reading Imagining Madoff, The Strokes
Sadie Dingfelder leads this week's arts section with her feature "A Tale of Two Warehouses," about an Eckington punk space that police shut down after 10 months—and an Eckington go-go venue that they shut down before it held a single show. Ted Scheinman breaks down the differences between the original script of Imagining Madoff and the new one, which Theater J will stage this fall. Tricia Olszewski reviews the South Korean film I Saw the Devil, about the chase for a serial killer, and the French drama Of Gods and Men, about a group of Trappist monks in Algeria. Marc Hirsh reviews The Strokes' disappointing fourth album, while Ryan Little reviews Mi Ami's left turn into electronic dance music. Trey Graham reviews Shakespeare Theatre Company's dull-then-pointed An Ideal Husband, while Chris Klimek finds himself stirred at Theater J's The Chosen at Arena Stage. Louis Jacobson checks out "Approximate Landscape," Christoph Engel's show of Google Earth-spawned collages. Mark Athitakis reviews Alan Heathcock's collection of violent hinterlands tales, Volt. And in One Track Mind, Christopher Porter talks to One Track Mind alums Darkest Hour about the metal band's latest album.