As its second offering in this season dedicated to themes of revenge and conscience - the first was "The Tempest" - Kings County Shakespeare Company is presenting "Hamlet," directed by Jemma Alix Levy. Comment


Actor Terence Stamp answered audience questions on Aug. 2 before a screening of "Poor Cow," the opening night film of the Ken Loach film series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Stamp will return to BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place, for more questions on Aug. 14 after the 6:50 pm screening of William Wyler’s 1965 psychological thriller "The Collector." Stamp won best actor at the Cannes Film Festival that year for his performance as a psychopathic butterfly collector. Comment


Two years ago, Theater for the New City took on polluters ("Biotech"). Last year, the company searched for compassion and sanity in an insane world ("The Patients Are Running the Asylum"). This year, they are challenging the War on Terrorism and the Bush Administration. Comment


"The Other Islands of New York," a documentary based on the 1996 book by Park Slope authors Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller, airs Aug. 13 at 8 pm on WNET, channel 13. Four of New York City’s five boroughs are on islands but there are more than 30 others in the city’s waters. This new documentary includes interviews with Seitz and Miller about the islands’ obscure, fascinating and occasionally infamous histories, residents (Mae West, Boss Tweed and "Grandpa" Al Lewis, among them) and wildlife. Comment


Jim Strahs peers into the Magic Eight Ball in his hand, waiting for the words to appear. After a moment, he acknowledges the toy’s pseudo-prophetic powers by announcing, "The answer is ’Yes,’ by the way." Comment


It’s late summer and by now all the food that I longed for during the cold winter months has begun to bore me. Comment

PR man    on mark

Cyclones: Finally we know who the best pitcher on the Cyclones is: It’s the team’s public relations manager Dave Campanero! Of course, that depends on what kind of pitching you’re talking about. If you want to strike out a bunch of Staten Island Yankees, then Kevin Deaton is your man. But if you want to win at those completely fixed baseball-toss games on the Coney Island midway, get Campanero. Comment

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