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

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006

FRONTIER LIFE

The first solo exhibition for Mexican-American photographer Raul Gutierrez, who has been documenting the oppressed Tibetan and Uyghur communities for the last 15 years, is on display now at the Nelson Hancock Gallery’s show, "Travels Without Maps: Images from China’s Western Frontiers." Comment

WORD PLAYS

Meet the artists featured in the first exhibition of the Skylight Gallery’s 2006-2007 season, "Southern Trees Bare Strange Fruit," at a reception on Thursday, Oct. 5. This show is the first in a season of contemporary art exhibitions to be helmed by artists Danny Simmons and Meridith McNeal. Comment

PERSONALITY PLUS       

Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein meet at the turn of the 20th century to discuss the important things in life: are they out to change the world or do they just want to meet some girls? Comment

SMELLS NEW

Everyone’s heard of independent films and indie music labels, but what about indie fragrances? Comment

HOT TO TROT     

In Brooklyn Heights, an ambitious new restaurant is met with anticipation. The neighborhood only has a couple of terrific places and others that lean toward mediocre, so when an experienced chef finds a corner spot in a secluded part of the area, posts his menu on a Web site, then takes his time with renovations, the opening generates a lot of buzz. Comment

SHORT AND SWEET       

"I didn’t tell anybody what to write," Reed Farrel Coleman, editor of "Hard Boiled Brooklyn," told GO Brooklyn. "These are all their own ideas. I said, ’Here’s a word count; make it scream Brooklyn and do your best work.’ " Comment

BATTLE WEARY     

Demond Mullins, a 24-year-old Iraq War veteran living in Prospect Heights, recommends everyone - especially those young people considering joining the military as a way to finance their college educations - check out the powerful new documentary, "The Ground Truth." Comment

CONSTRUCTION WOES       

For years, the profitable world of New York City construction has been rife with conflict and drama; so what better place could there be for a "third-generation construction guy"-turned-filmmaker to build his first movie? Comment

SUMMER’S SIZZLING    SENDOFF

Brooklynites know there’s one place to get their fire-eating, bootie-shaking, culture-digging groove on: "The Chile Pepper Fiesta" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Comment