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Monday, May 3, 2010

Raise your toes, raise some funds

Event: All those kegstands will finally come in handy. Comment

A BKLYN Designs for the ages — young ages

Shopping: BKLYN Designs, the ne plus ultra of uber-hip contemporary furnishings, has been known for many things over its last eight years, but family-friendly hasn’t exactly been one of them. Comments (1)

Dinner and a movie made easy on Fifth Avenue

Nightlife: The Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District brings independent films directly to diners — now through May 10. Comment

Friday, April 30, 2010

Check out our editors’ picks for this weekend and beyond!

Event: Here’s what our editors really recommend. Comment

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Movable feast

Event: When Ian Cheney takes his truck for a spin, he keeps more than spades and fertilizer in the back — he brings his whole garden with him. Comment

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Ray Tintori is only 26 years old — and he gets a retrospective?

Cinema: If you were as good as he, you’d have one, too. Comment

Company XIV now takes on fairy tales

Dance: Little Red Riding Hood, meet Lady Gaga. Comment

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

¡Ay, papi! Here’s our guide to the best tacos in Williamsburg

Dining: Few people know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French in 1862 — but that doesn’t mean you can’t at least be educated about Mexican food. Comments (7)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sing your barbaric yawp! Whitman’s masterpiece adapted as a piece of musical theater

Theater: Who needs to sound your barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world when you can sing it? Comment

Man, this new play at the Brick is just torture

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: In the last decade, a new sub-genre of horror flicks has developed called “torture porn,” which seeks to communicate in an extremely over-the-top manner the dangers of vengeance at any cost. Movies like “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Hostel” show how torture ends up turning the good guys bad, leaving the protagonists — and the audience — adrift in a post 9-11 world in which the moral high ground has been abandoned. Comment

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pie are squared at sisters’ new shop, Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Dining: A new bake shop in Gowanus has a fairy tale name — but there’s nothing make believe about the quality. Comments (2)

Style council! Brooklyn Museum opens its closet with fashion exhibition

Fashion: Dior. Schiaparelli. Lanvin. Comment

Horsing around! Make those Derby Day plans now

Event: It’s the anti-Super Bowl: Hours of buildup for two minutes of pure sporting pleasure. Here’s how to enjoy the Kentucky Derby like a pro. Comment

A drinker’s guide to the race itself

Event: By the way, there’s a race, too. Comment

In Verde veritas! New Smith St. Italian serves awesome tuna

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Look, there are lots of restaurants on Smith Street — and many of them are great — but none of them served us a plate of seared sashimi-grade tuna over beans and herbs as good as Verde did last week. Comment

Friday, April 23, 2010

Deserving its ‘Creditors’! BAM’s Strindberg revival is a solid gold hit

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Revenge is rarely as gripping, vicious and, yes, fun, as it is on stage at the BAM Harvey in August Strindberg’s “Creditors” — a thoroughly modern take on the battle of the sexes. Comment

Brooklyn Museum gala was a meaty good time

Art: Where else can you smack Andy Warhol in the face with a bat for a good cause, and then leave with a Little Debbie Ho-Ho? Comment

From ‘Scratch’ — obsessive breadsmith plots his next move

Shopping: Matthew Tilden’s SCRATCHbread has all the ingredients of cult legend. There’s the bread, so delicious that it’s scooped up by the early risers long before most of Brooklyn can grab a bite. Comment

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including, of course, burgers!

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been a scrumptious two weeks of openings, closings and restaurant gossip. Here’s the skinny. Comments (2)

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