This Week in the Voice: Bail is Busted

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This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto busts bail and explains how jail really works, writing about OWS and incarceration: "As the Occupy Wall Street movement has introduced a new young generation of mostly white, mostly middle-class activists to civil disobedience, arrest, jail, and the inner workings of the criminal-justice system, they're learning firsthand what New York's poor, black, and immigrant communities have known for years: The criminal-justice system is rotten."

In food, Robert Sietsema goes for the goat and other delicacies at Benares, a new upscale Indian restaurant: "The real regional treasure comes from Kakori, a traditionally Muslim enclave famous for its mangoes and civil servants. Cooked in the tandoori oven, the ground-lamb Kakori kebabs surprise you with their poppy seeds and predominance of chiles, for a tongue-searing spiciness."

Maura Johnston goes on crush patrol in her essay on Carly Rae Jepsen, noting: "Call Me Maybe"-- performed by the Canadian Idol alum Carly Rae Jepsen and at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 that was active as this issue went to press -- has evoked sheepish grins and exclamation-point-filled blog posts from music listeners of all stripes, engendering excitement not because of the boldfaced-name antics of its proprietors but because of the way it's sweetly arresting."

Nick Pinkerton looks at Richard Linklater's Bernie, a dark comedy starring Jack Black: "But unlike most movies that fall under that label, it never indulges in flagrant naughty posturing, nor does it offer the viewer a firm, comfortable point of view from which to sit back and bear witness."

Michael Feingold reviews a desegregated version of A Streetcar Named Desire, writing that "Blanche and Stanley, Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood, belong to a new generation of media-bred performers who can summon up specific emotions quickly and forcefully. Point by point, everything is done accurately, and the points are often made with great freshness; the difficulty lies in getting the points to coalesce into a person."

And in art, Ben Davis looks at performance pioneer Lorraine O'Grady, writing: "Born in 1934 of mixed Caribbean and Irish background, she graduated from Wellesley in 1954, worked as a government economist, lived in Scandinavia, volunteered for Jesse Jackson, did translations for Playboy, and penned some pioneering rock-and-roll criticism (including for The Village Voice) -- all before deciding to become a visual artist in the turbulent post-conceptual New York of the late 1970s."

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The Scam Is exposed Class Discrimination The Da's know if your poor  no matter what they will get a guilty plea Unconstitutional 

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The prison industrial complex feeds off the indigent homeless jobless we are a commodity for the system We Are the Product They Feed From Its unconstitututional literally This Is Class Warfare Slavery Its not about right or Wrong justice it's about Guillty Pleas This article is only the tipping point What abouy the Sebiggest Secret New york is Trying To Hide      Rikers Island causes Cancer It Is built on a landfill Correction Officers Die at a high rate of Cancer Those who have worked there Inmates are also suffering Please look into this Secret

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