This Week in WCP Arts: FunkTV, Submarine, Cigarette
Marcus J. Moore leads this week's arts section with his profile of Regi Allen, a senior editor at Discovery Channel who's looking to start FunkTV, the first urban alternative television network, which hopes will be a home to forgotten Blaxploitation films, independent music, and an original program he calls Fried Chicken Cinema. In theater: Bob Mondello reviews Woolly's meta-tastic growing-up-gay comedy Bootycandy; Rebecca J. Ritzel puts Synetic's Don Quixote in the context of its balletic antecedents; and Chris Klimek checks out Forum Theatre's assemblage-art mindfuck bobrauschenbergamerica. Tricia Olszewski calls bullshit on Richard Ayoade's precocious-preppie film Submarine but admires the slam-poetry doc Louder Than a Bomb. Brent Burton isn't totally sold on the new Battles album, but he thinks the post-rock trio is doing fine without its departed singer Tyondai Braxton. And in One Track Mind, Ryan Little chats with Arlington slowcore crew Cigarette about its upcoming 12-inch.