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Prince’s puppets

Prince’s puppets

Theater: To say that the stars of the latest production of “Hamlet” are dummies is not offensive. Comment

Mercury’s rising

Theater: When actor-writer Michael Buscemi was ready to stage his play “Mercury in Retrograde” for the first time, he could think of no better place than amongst a community of his friends at Park Slope’s Barbes. Comments (1)

More than comfort

More than comfort

Dining: The first thing you should do after entering Brooklyn Label is head straight to the U-shaped bar. If owner-chef Cody Utzman is there (he’s the young, sandy-haired guy with a Brooklyn Label tattoo beneath his ear), say, “hi,” and ask if they’re serving pineapple upside-down cake. Comments (1)

Art of summer

Art: ”Coney Island is still an exciting place,” Patrick Amsellem, curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s upcoming show, “Goodbye, Coney Island,” told GO Brooklyn. The Museum is celebrating the best stretch of beach we know with a photo show opening on Nov. 28. Comment

‘Grave’ event

Books: Where’s the best place to hold a reading from the new murder mystery, “Graving Dock”? An actual graving dock, of course. Comment

Star’s slice

Dining: Plenty of pizza places are named for their owner — Joe’s in Park Slope and Carmine’s in Greenpoint come to mind — but none have gone so far as Vinny Vella’s, the newest slice shop in Williamsburg. Comment

Titanic Show

Dance: The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s “Next Wave” festival has always been a welcoming harbor for choreographers with big ideas — and that’s certainly true of Pappa Tarahumara’s dance-theater piece, “Ship in a View,” which opens on Wednesday, Nov. 28.  Comments (1)

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