Letters

Leo Leonardo
Corona, Queens


THAT WAS NO TURK, BOB

In the article'Bleaker Street' [October 9], Lynn Yaeger writes: "At the Steve Madden store, [Voice writer Robert] Sietsema lapses into full-blown nostalgia. 'This was a bodega run by Turks! They sold hundreds of different kinds of beer! They made sandwiches in a really weird space in the back of the store!' " The "bodega" in question is Hercules Fancy Grocery, now and for the last eight years located at 27? Morton Street (corner of Seventh Avenue South). The "Turk" is Hercules Dimitratos, the Grecian purveyor of the best small craft/import beer-and-ale shop in all of NYC. This is a jewel in my old neighborhood. Cheers!

Vasco Marocchi
Manhattan


HIT OR MYTH

Re LD Beghtol's review ofControl, "Ian Curtis Biopic Gets Manchester Right" [October 9]: What this writer fails to see is the elevation of the rock 'n' roll biopic. Obviously, Beghtol is a "hardcore" know-it-all Joy Division fan who either feels that hallowed ground has been trodden upon or is just pissed that someone tackled the romantic yet childlike Curtis, who wasn't equipped to deal with the realities of marriage, child-rearing, and the consequences of pop-star martyrdom (not to mention the added joy of epileptic seizures). For someone who isn't absorbed by the myth of Joy Division/Ian Curtis/New Order, Control came off as sensitive, beautifully shot (real eye candy), and painfully genuine.

Lou Bova
Florham Park, New Jersey

CORRECTION:
Due to a production error, an early unedited version of a story, scheduled for publication in January in The Village Voice Education Supplement, was inadvertently posted on villagevoice.com. We have removed the story from the site and regret the error.

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