In this week’s Voice, Graham Rayman tells the story of the Newburgh 4 — four men who “face possible life prison sentences for plotting to blow up two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and to shoot down military airplanes at Stewart Airport.” Rayman spoke with David Williams IV, one of the Newburgh 4, and attempts to make an important distinction: “Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government’s informant?” The article shows the government’s blurred line of what’s perceived as entrapment. Read the jarring piece and a lot more in this week’s Village Voice!
Robert Sietsema eats at Fedora, a West Village spot influenced by the “hog-happy, lard-intensive menu” of Montreal’s Au Pied de Cochon. We’re going to go and try the “crispy pig head” which he says is “oozy and oh-so-delicious.”
Lauren Shockey visits the “playful and visually compelling” Spanish Upper West Side eatery Graffit. Dishes on the menu have “olive oil texture,” “bell pepper caviar,” and “Tio Pepe Fino air.” Sounds filling!
J. Hoberman reviews the Apichatpong Weera-sethakul film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. He calls the film, set in Thailand, “a work of unostentatious beauty and uncloying sweetness.”
Chris Opfer chronicles the “Great LCD Soundsystem Ticket Fiasco.” Some scalpers are selling tickets on StubHub for $350,000!