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

Saturday, March 5, 2005


Far from being museum pieces that are only performed exactly as written, many classical works come in different versions, whether sanctioned (or even rearranged) by the composer himself or reconstructed by someone else. Comment


Like marriage, restaurants begin with the best intentions. And, like a union doomed from the beginning, they’ll close - sometimes months later - with the owners saying, "Why didn’t we see the problems from the start?" Comment

To the Editor

Letters: I enjoyed reading the article “Underdog is here,” by Karen Butler [GO Brooklyn, Feb. 19]. It is sad indeed that Paul Giamatti was left off the ballot for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the comedy film “Sideways.” Comment


When a desperate mother brought her eczema-ridden infant into Karen’s Body Beautiful, a natural body-care products store in Clinton Hill, owner Karen Tappin Saunderson knew just what to do. Comments (1)


Laurie Anderson has been called a visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics wiz, vocalist and instrumentalist. But she’s really best described as a metaphysical reporter. Comment


In the old days, neighbors wouldn’t think twice about borrowing cups of flour from one another in a pinch or sharing casserole recipes. To bring back a taste of that culinary camaraderie, the DUMBO Neighborhood Association (DNA) is launching an effort to collect local recipes. Comment


Ballet aficionados have something to look forward to on March 6, when Colorado Ballet returns to the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts for the third time. Comment


Fifteen years ago, Ellen Cassedy inherited an old bureau from her aunt, Jessie Sylvester. In that bureau she found a diary that inspired her to write a play, "Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn," which will be featured at the March 5 First Saturday event at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment


The set of engravings of plants in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new exhibit, "Banks Florilegium: An Eighteenth-Century Botanical Art Treasure Rediscovered," is of interest to everyone from scientists, to lovers of botanical art to those who love a good old-fashioned story of adventure on the high seas. Comment


There’s nothing more satisfying on a cold night than sitting beside a fireplace, listening to the logs crackle and watching the embers fly. Add a dinner made with organic ingredients and cooked slowly, and you have one blissful evening. Such an experience is the aim of David and Laura Shea, whose restaurant Applewood opened in Park Slope in September. Comment

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