This Week in the Voice: The Innocence Project’s Secret


This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman takes a second look at the case of Alan Newton. Newton was exonerated with the help of the Innocence Project in 2006 for the 1984 rape and slashing of a woman in the Bronx, and has since become an example of the organization’s success. But what has gone unnoticed by the media is that Newton was also convicted of another crime: the attempted rape of a 9 year-old girl in 1985. That conviction, which Newton has been fighting to overturn, was upheld by a Bronx Supreme Court Judge as recently as this past December.

Christopher Weingarten revisits the Melvins’ Lysol before they play the album in full at the Music Hall of Williamsburg June 6. The album has, according to Weingarten, “emerged as the secret blueprint for contemporary underground metal.”

Empellon’s tacos are “magnificent,” but the rest of the menu is hit-or-miss,
Robert Siestema explains in his review.

J. Hoberman talks Godard’s Film Socialisme, and asks if this film could be the 80-year-old director’s “last testament”?

Lillias White is a “force of nature” in the Cy Coleman revue The Best is Yet to Come at 59E59 Theaters, Michael Feingold writes.

Michael Musto reminisces about the days when “press whores” weren’t so “whorish.” Now, he writes, they are out of hand.

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