On October 18, 2010, a federal jury convicted David Williams IV, Onta Williams, Laguerre Payen, and James Cromitie on charges of conspiring to fire missiles at a military plane and of attempting to blow up a synagogue and a Jewish center in the Bronx. The group, who after their May 20, 2009 arrest became known as the Newburgh Four, staunchly maintain that they were entrapped by FBI informant Shahed Hussain, and would not have conceived the plot without his encouragement, inducements, and operational guidance. Read the full article by Graham Rayman here.
On February 25, a Carnival Imagination cruise ship full of booze and bands--including Surfer Blood, the Vivian Girls, the Black Lips, Ian Svenonius, and more--departed from Miami for a three day rock and roll adventure to the Bahamas and back.
The first night of Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, held Friday at Glasslands, featured designs by King Gurvy, Dani Read, SDN, No Name Collective, Lana Weiss, and Mark Tauriello. It bore no resemblance whatsoever to Manhattan's Fashion Week--which was the idea, of course.
Fedora, a new West Village restaurant, follows in the tradition of Montreal's Au Pied de Cochon, where a hog-happy, lard-intensive menu transforms every part of the pig into mousses, grills, croquettes, roasts, salads, terrines, sausages, tarts, and fry-ups. Read more here.
At Graffit, a new eatery near Lincoln Center, foam decorates many plates, alongside "olive oil texture," "bell pepper caviar," and "Tio Pepe Fino air." It's run by Madrid's Jesús Núñez, a former graffiti artist. Read more about it here.
Photos of performances by Jack White, At the Drive In, Sigur Ros, Little Dragon, PoliÃ§a, The Walkmen, Gaslight Anthem, Trampled by Turtles, Amadou and Mariam on Sunday at Lollapalooza 2012. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 5, 2012.
Lollapalooza 2012 Day One: The Music
The new eatery embraces what has become known as Kings County cuisine: local, seasonal, new American fare that champions the ideals of farm living within a decidedly urban environment. More by Lauren Shockey here.
The goal of the un-timed ToughMudder Tri-State event is not to race but simply to finish. Founder Will Dean created the event out of a desire for something that would occupy the space that marathons, triathlons, and mud runs weren’t filling. Photographs courtesy ToughMudder.