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Monday, Dec. 10, 2001

DIGITAL WOODY

Collection of Allen’s films from the ’80s now on DVD; Philip Bosco is poignant in ’Borough of Kings’

Rarely has Woody Allen set any of his movies in Brooklyn, the borough in which he was raised after spending the first eight years of his life in the Bronx. Comment.

SOUND & FURY

"POEtry," Lou Reed and Robert Wilson’s musical adaptation of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, opens with a burst of music and a soundless scream - a note that, except for the intermission, never falters until the end three hours later. Comment.

AS BOLD AS EVER

Six years ago, when the area of Seventh Avenue between 14th and 15th streets wasn’t much more than derelict buildings and failing businesses, Paul Goebert had the vision and courage to start a restaurant. Comment.

’EAST MEETS WEST’

A retrospective of vibrant watercolors, "Dong Kingman: An American Master," is on display now through Jan. 21 at the Central Library. Comment.

’BIG’ TROUBLE

Despite their wishes, 50 nubile Greek women are being forced to marry 50 of their cousins. What are their options? In Aeschylus’ "The Suppliant Women" (circa 463 B.C.) the women flee to Argos and plead with King Pelasgus for protection. Comment.

Budget crunch suffocating Brooklyn arts organizations

As Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the City Council try to mend the enormous budget hemorrhage left in the wake of the World Trade Center attack, new victims - employees of Brooklyn’s cultural institutions - are piling up in unemployment offices every day. Comment.

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