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Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005


Park City, Utah - It starts on the plane. The guy across the aisle on the early morning flight out of JFK to Salt Lake City is reading Jonathan Lethem’s "Fortress of Solitude." You can take ’em out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of well, you know how it goes. Comment


What’s the story with the term "gastropub?" I’ve seen it in newspapers twice in two weeks. It sounds like the name of the condition you’re in the day after a long night of bar cruising. Comment


East New York resident Miguel Dominguez plays the role of Titus in the new PBS series, "Slavery and the Making of America," which premieres on Sunday. The series, narrated by Morgan Freeman, chronicles the institution of American slavery from its origins in 1619 through Reconstruction using interviews with scholars as well as performances by actors who bring to life the heroes who resisted their shackles. Comment


One of the many great aspects of living in Brooklyn is that you can still find family-run restaurants that place a premium on consistently preparing recipes passed down through generations. The owners remember you, because they actually work the dining room, and after a few visits, you feel as affectionately about them as you do about your great-aunt Florence. Comment


Filmmaker Karen Kramer (pictured) will introduce two of her movies as part of Long Island University’s Feb. 9 conference, "Haiti: Rites of Passage." Kramer’s films, "Legacy of the Spirit," a documentary about the religion of Vodou, and "Breaking Leaves," a portrayal of peasant applications of herbal remedies will be screened at 1:15 pm at the Library Learning Center, Room 116. Comment


Whether you’re carrying a torch or lighting a fire, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will be the place for lovers this Feb. 11, at a pre-Valentine’s Day concert featuring Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, Elsbeary Hobb’s Drifters and the Platters. The show is a stop on the "Stand Up America" national tour the three groups are making together. Comments (1)


Rather than being elated about his award-winning movie, "Assisted Living," which opened at the Angelika Film Center this week, Prospect Heights filmmaker Elliot Greenebaum is exhausted. Comment

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