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Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010


12 diverse bands, all united by strings

A champion whistler. A legend who cut his teeth by sitting in with Bill Monroe. A bluegrass singer and favorite on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Comment.

Stars galore in “Valentine’s Day”

Julia Roberts may be the biggest star of “Valentine’s Day” but she’s upstaged by a pint-sized lovelorn boy, a hot jock with a steamy secret and a rapper-turned-actor with the funniest line in the film. Comment.

Secret ingredient makes fro crispy, succulent chicken

A long time ago, in the era of my life labeled BC (before children), frequent dinner parties were a regular occurrence. With a small group of friends, all similarly unencumbered by offspring, my husband and I would regularly delve into the culinary art, with the emphasis on the word art. Comment.

For great food and drink, this place hits ‘the spot’

On a quiet corner, on the outskirts of Prospect Heights, sits The Spot American Bistro and Bar (718-638-1733 or, a little gem of a find that has captured the whimsy of this changing neighborhood with a laid back and welcoming dining room, which offers a wide range of crowd pleasing food and an equally popular bar. Comment.

Queens kids springing into Easter fun

This year, March may come in like a lion, but for kids in Queens, it will be going out like a bunny, thanks to a flurry of Easter events around the borough. Comment.

Tennessee Williams like you’ve never heard him before

Most people are first introduced to Tennessee Williams through classics like “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “The Glass Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Comment.

Handmade Music: Science fair-like music series moves to Galapagos Art Space

Attend a Handmade Music night, and you’ve entered a nerdster’s paradise. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010


March 6 is for metal at Union Pool

It’s a double dose of metal this month. Comment.

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Klutz makes frozen treats

I have a new obsession - Red Mango! Comment.

The Heights author Peter Hedges brings it home

He’s the writer from Iowa who didn’t go to the famed Iowa’s Writer’s workshop at the University of Iowa. Comment.

Trying to win in the game of basketball, and life

Most drama in basketball happens on the court. For the ladies of the Bed-Stuy Bulls, it’s in the locker room. Comment.

Klutz on a budget

Groceries are way too expensive. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010


‘A Life in Three Acts’ coming to St. Ann’s

From Edinburgh to DUMBO, yet again. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010


New book shows you how to “lost-proof” a child

Each day in the United States, more than2,000 children get lost, some in the malls, some in the woods. Most lost situations last only a few terrifying minutes until the child is found, others may take hours or days. The Center to Prevent Lost Children states that seven out of 10 children will get lost at least once and that less than nine percent of parents are prepared for a lost child situation. Comment.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Barnum’s FUNundrum!

Ladies and Gentlemen…Children of All Ages…The Greatest Show on Earth just got Greater with “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Barnum’s FUNundrum!” Comment.

Festivities celebrating BBG centennial

This year, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) celebrates the centennial of its founding in 1910. Comment.

The Cold War meets the War on Terror in this movement theater mash-up

In this work, The Cold War meets the War on Terror. “Live/Feed” is a movement theater mash-up, which focuses on the actors’ physical relationships with each other and with the performance space. The text becomes a navigational tool for these discoveries. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2010


Ongoing and special events this month at Prospect Park

Here are all the special and ongoing events this month at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s favorite greenspace. Comment.

Prospect Park special and ongoing events for April

Here are all the special and ongoing events this month at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s favorite greenspace. Comment.

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