This Week in the Voice: Air Safety on the Cheap; Are Unpaid Internships Legal?


In the Voice‘s first issue of 2012, Nick Pinto writes about airport security contractors, like Prince Jackson, who make minimum wage and have no health insurance or sick days — yet are responsible for keeping the terminals safe. “The scene today at airport-terminal security doesn’t look so different from what you find at any fast-food counter,” Pinto explains, “low-skill, poorly trained workers making close to minimum wage who are ready to bolt for a better job as soon as they can find one that offers sick days or 25 cents more an hour.”

Elsewhere in the issue, Michael Musto talks to Heather Donahue, the female lead in 1999’s The Blair Witch Project, who’s written a book (called Growgirl) about her new career, growing medical marijuana.

Robert Sietsema visits Kutsher’s Tribeca, “an elegant newcomer that seeks to channel the vibe of the ancient Catskills resort property.” There is chopped liver to be had!

Michaelangelo Matos talks to Bryan Kasenic as his techno-plus party, the Bunker, turns nine.

J. Hoberman pronounces an early favorite for the New Year’s best movie: Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

In the Education Supplement, Patrick Arden asks whether unpaid internships flout the law, and Neil DeMause considers the ever-growing cost of college tuitions.

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