Olafur Eliasson Goes Chasing Waterfalls, and Other Culture Highlights From the Magazine

Photo: Renderings: © Olafur Eliasson, 2008/Courtesy of the Public Art Fund

In this week's New York, Olafur Eliasson talks about the waterfalls that will soon appear in the waters around New York City. How will Eliasson's waterfalls be made, and will they be as "wonderfull" as he thinks? In other water news, Firewater's Tod A. returns from his exile across the ocean with a new album full of songs he made along the way. Jeremy McCarter marvels at the flood of Neil LaBute plays out there and wishes he'd slow it down to a trickle. David Edelstein reviews the icebound majesty of Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World (plus the more local majesty of Adam Sandler's hair in You Don't Mess With the Zohan). And Vulture's own Dan Kois marvels at the announcement that the Riverbottom Nightmare Band might be on Broadway soon, and quizzes you on the many, many other projects currently in the musical-theater development pipeline.