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I’ve been lucky to visit several restaurants recently where chefs turn out a personal rendering of Asian cuisine. The most individual approach can be found at Taku, a Japanese eatery in Boerum Hill, co-owned by chef Adam Shepard, who worked at Manhattan’s Bond Street and Union Pacific. Comment


The Brooklyn Underground Film Festival (BUFF) surfaces at the Brooklyn Lyceum April 19-23 with films that range from "Super Happy Fun Monkey Bash," a montage of scenes from Japanese TV (pictured), to earnest, politically charged documentaries addressing Mexican immigration, such as "Letters from the Other Side" and "The Other Side." Comment


Art - and beauty - can be found in the most unexpected places, but Fort Greene artist-curator Ryan Watkins-Hughes wants you to go and really look for it. Comment


The mandalas spread out in rippling waves of color from a series of sandy footprints leading across the gallery floor. Brightly hued spices, accented by almonds, flowers, dried fruits and carefully placed mounds of tiny peas, swirl in oval patterns. Each footprint is comprised entirely of commodities culled from the local Brooklyn community. Comment


For Sir Peter Hall, who directs Oscar Wilde’s "The Importance of Being Earnest" - starring Lynn Redgrave - at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theatre this month, shepherding a new production of a century-old play - even a masterpiece like Wilde’s - is difficult. Comment


The latest addition to Bay Ridge’s ever-burgeoning dining scene is Agnanti Meze. The restaurant that serves traditional Greek dishes is the clone of the popular, 3-year-old eatery of the same name in Astoria, Queens. The latest Agnanti Meze, an 80-seat, rustic looking room with black-and-white photos of Athenian residents on the walls and hand-painted crockery on the tables, opened Dec. 30. Comment

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