This Week in WCP Arts: “Da Butt,” Song Byeok, Basil Twist
Put your memory in motion! Sarah Godfrey has this week's cover story with an oral history of EU's "Da Butt," which became go-go's biggest national hit after appearing in Spike Lee's School Daze. Leading the arts section, Kriston Capps connects the dissident kitsch of North Korean artist Song Byeok to the work he did when he was still a propaganda artist for the state. Trey Graham reviews two theater works by the master puppeteer Basil Twist, the sublime Dogugaeshi and the more perverse Arias With a Twist. Bob Mondello reviews Scena Theatre's The Seafarer, a pungent adaptation of Conor McPherson's Faustian poker-game tale. Rebecca J. Ritzel isn't quite sold on Round House Theatre's manic, poolside riff on the Odyssey, Crown of Shadows: The Wake of Odysseus. Tricia Olszewski reviews Goon, a hockey film that poses no danger of knocking Slap Shot from its perch, and Surviving Progress, a documentary about the million different ways in which we're destroying ourselves. And in One Track Mind, Lindsay Zoladz chats with local art-rockers Washerwoman about their pummeling new single.