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

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004

AT ’WIT’S END

"Wit," now on stage at Long Island University’s Downtown Brooklyn campus, is ostensibly about Vivian Bearing, a 50-year-old professor of 17th-century poetry who is dying of ovarian cancer; the doctors and nurses who care for her; and the two major influences in her life, her distant, intellectual father and the professor who directed her thesis, E.M. Ashford. Comment

JUST DUCKY

The Impact Theatre’s newest production is Henrik Ibsen’s "The Wild Duck," directed by David Greenwood. Comment

JAVA JOES

Finding a cafe with small-town flavor has become increasingly difficult with megagrinders like Starbucks nudging out the competition. Comment

JUST FOR FRILLS

"Your husband called ... he said to buy anything you want." Comment

’HEAD’S UP

The National Theater of the United States of America has extended its run of "What’s That on My Head!?!" at DUMBO’s NEST Arts complex until Feb. 29. Comment

THAT’S AMORE

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for that special guy, or just looking for a few laughs, actor Steve Schirripa’s latest book, "A Goomba’s Book of Love" fits the bill. Comment

AUTHOR, AUTHOR

After winning the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Michael Cunningham’s novel "The Hours" became the basis for 2002’s acclaimed movie version, which not only starred Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Ed Harris, but also won Nicole Kidman a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf. Comment

CHESTNUT’S ROASTING

On Smith Street, where moderately priced bistros are the norm, Chestnut, which opened in November, stands out as an original. Comment

BAWDY IN BROOKLYN

Time to dust off grandma’s old pasties, darling. That bawdy and ribald men’s entertainment called burlesque is back in Brooklyn. Comment

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