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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004

CHICKEN RUN

Move over, Kentucky Fried Chicken! Comment

MOJO RISIN’

"We didn’t want to be in the middle of things," says Maria Catalina Arias, of Mojito, the Cuban restaurant she co-owns with Anderson Ruiz in Clinton Hill. She needn’t have worried. Comments (1)

TALES FROM THE ’HOOD

In person, author Janet McDonald brims with the exuberance, humor and mischief that makes her lively, urban novels so popular with critics and young adult readers alike. Comment

COLLEGE BOARDS

When Jay Michaels took over Kingsborough Community College’s performing arts program, it was on the verge of extinction. In fact the Manhattan Beach two-year college had not put on a Shakespearean production in more than a decade. Comment

SECOND LOOK

Park Slope indie distribution company KimStim can be a foreign filmmaker’s last hope before fading - along with the cinematic fruits of his labor - into the black hole of obscurity. Comment

GOP BASH-ING

In honor of the Republican convention’s arrival in New York City, Park Slope’s Barbes bar and the citywide "Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues & Ideas" are hosting a mini documentary film festival beginning Aug. 28 that is designed to inspire, instigate and support civic engagement through the arts. Comment

IN THE MARKET

On Aug. 7, a unique flea market celebrated its grand opening in Red Hook. Comment

VINTAGE CALYPSO

While the borough gears up for the annual West Indian festivities on Labor Day weekend, Brooklyn Public Library’s latest exhibit, "Calypso Music in Postwar America," explores the impact of the Trinidadian music sensation that swept the nation from 1945 to 1960. Comment

KRAYON BOXES

Opening Sept. 3 at Tia cafe in Williamsburg, "Graphic Poetry: by Tha Black Krayon" is a provocative exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Upendo Taylor. Comment

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