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Friday, April 30, 2010


Deserving its ‘Creditors’! BAM’s Strindberg revival is a solid gold hit

Revenge is rarely as gripping, vicious and, yes, fun, as it is on stage at the BAM Harvey in August Strindberg’s “Creditors” — a thoroughly modern take on the battle of the sexes. Comment

‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Verona? Fuhgeddaboudit! How about Brooklyn?

The only thing Shakespearian about Genesis Repertory’s “Romeo and Juliet” is the text itself. Comment

Raise your toes, raise some funds

All those kegstands will finally come in handy. Comment

Man, this new play at the Brick is just torture

In the last decade, a new sub-genre of horror flicks has developed called “torture porn,” which seeks to communicate in an extremely over-the-top manner the dangers of vengeance at any cost. Movies like “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Hostel” show how torture ends up turning the good guys bad, leaving the protagonists — and the audience — adrift in a post 9-11 world in which the moral high ground has been abandoned. Comment

Red Hook author brings world of the projects to life

Growing up in the gritty world of the Red Hook projects, the last thing on Torrey Maldonado’s mind was becoming an author and becoming a role model. Comment

Ray Tintori is only 26 years old — and he gets a retrospective?

Ray Tintori may be only 26, but that’s not stopping the Brooklyn Arts Council from running a retrospective of his work. Comment

¡Ay, papi! Here’s our guide to the best tacos in Williamsburg

Few people know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French in 1862 — but that doesn’t mean you can’t at least be educated about Mexican food. Comment

Sing your barbaric yawp! Whitman’s masterpiece adapted as a piece of musical theater

Who needs to sound your barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world when you can sing it? Comment

This old house

Brooklyn voyeurs, here’s your chance to see how the other half lives — the other half that lives better than you do, that is. Comment

Classic photos highlight NY Photo Fest this year

The New York Photo Festival may be a spotlight on new photography, but this year’s highlight is images that still burn 50 years after the fact. Comment

Style council! Brooklyn Museum opens its closet with fashion exhibition

Dior. Schiaparelli. Lanvin. Comment

A BKLYN Designs for the ages — young ages

BKLYN Designs, the ne plus ultra of uber-hip contemporary furnishings, has been known for many things over its last eight years, but family-friendly hasn’t exactly been one of them. Comment

Thursday, April 29, 2010


From ‘Scratch’ — obsessive breadsmith plots his next move

And then there’s the baker, known for his obsessive, 100-hour work weeks and giant SCRATCHbread tattoo, inked on his beefy forearm as a mission statement. Comment

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Monday, April 26, 2010


It’s a jazz double-header for returning Fishman

Howard Fishman has been in the studio so long, his fans may have feared he put down the guitar for good. Comment

A drinker’s guide to the race itself

By the way, there’s a race, too. Comment

Our ride with the ‘Bike Snob’

Turns out, the “Bike Snob” is anything but. Comment

It’s a gay old time as lesbians and gays get the BK Meatup treatment

All you straight singles have had plenty of chances to get hooked up — now it’s time for Brooklyn gays and lesbians to party down. Comment

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