In our weekly edition, Elizabeth Dwoskin’s cover story “Killing Mom and Dad” tells a horrific, but humanizing tale about Eric Bellucci, whose slip into schizophrenia culminated in the stabbing deaths of his mother and father late last year. For the first time, the surviving children of the Bellucci family, both professionals in the their 20s, gave interviews to describe their seemingly perfect Staten Island life and how it frayed over the years because of their brother, who went from high school stud to bloody murderer.
In the music section, Eric Harvey takes on the week’s most controversial release, the label debut from Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All’s leader Tyler, the Creator. His label debut, Goblin, varies, with half demonstrating “maturity and range” that’s “nothing short of remarkable,” while the rest is littered with “repugnant misogynistic bullshit.”
Food critic Lauren Shockey ate at the Brooklyn Star, where Kool-Aid comes in a mason jar, but the “Southern-inspired spot is imbued with a cheffy sensibility.”
The Summer Movie Guide 2011 by Chuck Wilson runs down prequels and sequels like X-Men: First Class and The Hangover 2, alongside new summer fare like Super 8 and the highly anticipated new Terrence Malick film Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.
Meanwhile, Michael Musto has the story behind the hottest musical of the season, Book of Mormon, calling its creators (and South Park‘s) Trey Parker and Matt Stone, “the Mo’Nique of the Tonys–unable to pound the whole schmooze circuit, but slam-dunking the awards anyway.”