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

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007

Mind over ‘Matters’

Art: For eight years, Umbrage Editions, a high-end art book publisher, has called Manhattan home. This week, however, the operation is moving to DUMBO in order to expand into a gallery and take advantage of the borough’s culture hungry denizens. Comment

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Natural born thriller

Music: It’s been 13 years since Juliette Lewis played Mallory Knox in Oliver Stone’s blockbuster bloodbath “Natural Born Killers,” but the 34-year-old starlet still hasn’t lost her edge. She’s coming with her band, The Licks, to play Williamsburg this week.  Comment

Amazing Ross

Music: The annual Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition draws hundreds of aspiring crooners from across the country, all vying for the glory as well as a $4,000 prize and free studio time. But for Danny Ross, a self-taught pop rock pianist, the competition is part of a much greater and precisely managed plan.  Comments (1)

The Lohan lowdown

Cinema: In honor of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s “Takeover” party on Nov. 3, which will feature live bands, beer and, most important, a Lohan retrospective — BAM will be screening “The Parent Trap,” “Freaky Friday,” “Mean Girls” and “I Know Who Killed Me” all in one night — GO Brooklyn has compiled a timeline of Lohan’s greatest achievements.  Comments (3)

Art by the bowl

Dining: The differences between new Korean restaurant Moim and its Park Slope neighbors begin at the restaurant’s window. Beside the gaudy awning of an old Mexican eatery is the large front window of this newcomer, its panes covered with a screen of dark wooden slats. Peer inside during the day and a room unfolds that is as serene as a lake in the early morning hours, with curved pieces of dark wood forming a subtle wave pattern over a wall of shale colored bricks. Following that undulating surface, the eye is drawn to a room where tables face a quiet garden.  Comment

Monkey see

Event: The Guerilla Girls — those sarcastic, gorilla-mask-wearing, women’s rights champions who have been rousing the rabble for two decades — are finally getting some institutional support. On Nov. 9, the Brooklyn Museum will honor the anonymous activists/artists at its fifth annual Women in the Arts fundraiser.   Comment

’Easy does it

Dining: Most restaurateurs boast that their chef is tops, but few can honestly say they have a “Top Chef” in the kitchen. With celebrity chef Josie Smith-Malave — a former contestant who sliced and diced with the best of them in the popular reality show “Top Chef” — behind the stove, Fort Greene’s Speakeasy has bragging rights.  Comments (1)

Bard girl

Books: In her debut novel, “Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking,” Prospect Heights resident Aoibheann Sweeney turns Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on its head with a modern interpretation. Her protagonist, Miranda, shares a name with the Bard’s character, but is raised on an island off of Maine, not Italy, and instead of running off to Milan, she sets her sights on New York.  Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news. Comment

Skin flick

Cinema: On a recent rainy Friday afternoon, Windsor Terrace residents pressed their noses up to the glass entrance of Dr. Javier Zumaya’s dermatology office on Prospect Park West. No, there wasn’t a special on fruit acid peels. There was a movie being shot in Zumaya’s waiting room. Comment

Spike’s sounds

Music: Spike Hill, the tavern sitting on the corner of Bedford Avenue and North Seventh Street in Williamsburg, is a neighborhood favorite for a beer or burger, but something new is on the menu: live local bands. Comment

We be stylin’

Books: We’ve had hip-hop on our stereo for years now, but on Nov. 3, it will be invading our bookshelf. “The Breaks: Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982–1990,” a new coffee table book by famed hip-hop photographer Janette Beckman, unearths classic shots of that era’s most significant players, from Slick Rick and Grandmaster Flash to Tone Loc and the Beastie Boys.   Comment

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