This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman brings light to another case involving Kenneth Moreno, Franklin Mata, and a young, intoxicated woman. Just a few months before the alleged rape for which they were acquitted, the two were accused of being verbally abusive to a woman, refusing to take her report of theft, and pushing her around outside an East Village nightclub. Although the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office was aware of these charges, they did not include it as evidence in the trial.
Elsewhere, Editor Tony Ortega takes on the panic over sex trafficking in a column about CNN reporter Amber Lyon, whom he explains helps her sources raise money.
Michael Musto goes summering in the Hamptons and on Fire Island, encountering Lance Bass, Housewives, and big penises.
In food, Lauren Shockey visits the “year’s most hyped restaurant,” The Dutch. That said, she says “the food deserves the fanfare.”
Camille Dodero reviews the documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest calling it “phenomenal.”
Michael Feingold tells us that the Shakespeare in the Park Measure for Measure “catches the work’s force, its gutsiness, and the morally indigestible provocations that keep it constantly fresh.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 6, 2011