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After performing in such distant lands as Belarus, South Africa and Australia, the exciting, decade-old Argentinean tango dance company, Estampas Portenas, is finally coming to Brooklyn. Comment


Sharon Humphreys and Jacque Jones (pictured), co-chairs of the Crafts Guild at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, gave GO Brooklyn a sneak peek of the wares that will be for sale at the church’s Yankee Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11. Comment

Bond bombshell

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s sweetheart deal may be about to turn sour — thanks to the IRS. Comment


While photographer Annie Leibovitz may be best known for her assignments for magazines - such as much-talked-about "Vanity Fair" covers like this year’s first photos of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s daughter, Suri, or the nude portrait of pregnant actress Demi Moore from 1991 - the new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, "Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005," is a revealing look at not only the artist on every celeb’s A-list, but also the people who are most important to her: family and friends. Comment


There is such a thing as Smith Street fatigue. I know because I’ve experienced the syndrome. It began with a disappointing meal in one place, followed by another, and before long I was looking for new neighborhoods to explore. Comment


Italian director Marco Tullio Giordana was unknown until his epic "The Best of Youth" was released in 2003. As BAMcinematek’s series "The Next Director: Marco Tullio Giordana" makes clear, he has been making vital, significant films for nearly 30 years. Comment


Culinary Institute of America-trained Gavin McAleer (pictured) worked for chef David Burke at the Park Avenue Cafe and had a roller coaster of a ride with Rocco DiSpirito during "The Restaurant" fiasco, so when he decided to strike out on his own, he opted for something more down-to-earth: Chicory Brooklyn. Comment


I love my fur coat. I love it not only because it’s the most pricey, wearable thing I own, but also because this soft piece of fluffy magic saved me on all of those freezing, globetrotting nights. Anyone who has been to Russia in January knows what I mean. Comment


Rock tunes are blaring while a sawdust-covered man mounts a deer head to the barn wood walls of his country western lodge. Comment

Keeping tabs on Slope’s affairs

Smartmom: The new film with Kate Winslet and hunky Patrick Wilson, “Little Children,” reminded Smartmom of something she’s known for a long time: extra-marital sex just isn’t worth the bother. Comment

Still ‘sweet’ on Brooklyn

Development: The little Brooklyn biz known for creating Sweet’n Low celebrated its 500 billionth carnation-colored packet this week, reminding a Splenda-iferous world that the old lady of sugar-free is still going strong. Comment

Critics see Fossella damaged by Bush link

On the eve of one of his hardest-fought elections, four-term Rep. Vito Fossella — an unstinting supporter of America’s adventure in Iraq — this week bucked popular belief and the preponderance of evidence to say that the war is going well. Comment
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Election day smackdown mania

Atlantic Yards: 1. Terrorism: Over the past two years, I have supported the Terrorist Surveillance Program, which stopped an al-Qaeda plot to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. This program allows law enforcement to listen in on the telephone conversations and read the emails of suspected terrorists who are plotting new attacks against America. I have also supported the Pat Comment

Throw Fossella out

Editorial: Americans are, at long last, debating the disastrous Bush administration agenda — and, in large numbers, are finding it a failed one. Comment

Marty crosses pond to pitch Brooklyn

Development: The King of Kings is in the land of Queens pitching a vacation fit for a prince. Comment

‘Eminent’ suit on Yards called a longshot

Atlantic Yards: A lawsuit against Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner and the state and city officials who allegedly conspired with him has little chance of success, said legal experts — including the lawyer who sued Ratner over his Metrotech project two decades ago. Comment

Bearded lady robs a Slope bank

One of the thousands of costumed revelers parading through Park Slope on Halloween night took advantage of the mayhem to rob the local bank. Comment

Taxidermist to hipsters: Stuff it!

A chic bar in Park Slope hosted a master class on how to mount dead animals. Comment

Lefties phone it in for Dems

Brooklyn Angle: The revolution will be telephoned. And it will be fueled with Dunkin Munchkins, Fig Newtons, strong coffee and gallons of Arizona Iced Tea. Comment

Thor wields its hammer in Coney

Coney Island: The battle for the Boardwalk has begun. Comment

Study: Boro’s wealthy aren’t so healthy

Gentrified Brooklyn may be wealthier, but that doesn’t mean it’s healthier. Comment

Golden law puts gun thugs in jail

Think gun-toting thugs should go to jail? So does Bay Ridge’s state senator — whose bill mandating prison for criminals carrying an illegal gun finally passed this week. Comment

Hurst retailers not surprised

A rogue Sanitation enforcement officer remains on the job — even as the city investigates why he was caught on tape littering in front of several 86th Street stores and then hitting the stores with trash summonses. Comment

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