This week in the Voice, available in those red boxes today: Nick Pinto takes a look at the Shomrim, the community patrols of Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish NYC neighborhoods. They’re using taxpayer money, but the NYPD doesn’t always get clued in to what they’re doing.
Harry Siegel asks: who’s in charge of Ground Zero? Unless it’s the anniversary of 9/11, no one.
Brooklyn-based composer and singer Gabriel Kahane sits down with our music editor Maura Johnston.
Neely’s Barbecue Parlor on the East Side is not as terrible as Robert Sietsema thought it would be — maybe because the Neely name is just branding.
Karina Longworth reviews Steven Soderbergh’s new film Contagion, “a pulp-pop confection with an unusually serious-minded social critique at its heart.”
“Black nationalism lives and breathes” in new documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, according to J. Hoberman, and Bobby Fischer Against the World is “a haunting portrait of the chess genius as an incandescent prodigy and horrifying old crank.”
Michael Musto details all the ways in which the fashion industry sucks. “The ’60s and ’80s are in a constant battle as to which decade will be the most regurgitated by designers drained of new ideas.” Truth.
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