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Monday, Jan. 21, 2002

MEDIEVAL MAYHEM

THE ART OF ’WARS’

Like Luke Skywalker peeling off Darth Vader’s helmet in "Return of the Jedi," a Brooklyn Museum of Art exhibit this April will give visitors the opportunity to see the inner workings of George Lucas’ famed "Star Wars" film series. Comment.

KING FOR A DAY

"Come Share the Dream," Brooklyn’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, turns 16 on Jan. 21. New York’s largest celebration in honor of the slain civil rights leader, the event attracts an audience of 2,000 each year, filling to capacity BAM’s spacious opera house. Comment.

MAMA MIA

I took my mother to dinner at Luce recently, and it was an enjoyable evening for both of us. My mother was happy, and surprisingly, so was I. Don’t get me wrong. I expected to love the rustic Italian food, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s just that dining with my mother can be trying. Comment.

IT’S JUST ’AMAZING’

If the Joseph of the Old Testament lived in modern times, there’s no doubt Oprah, Jerry and Ricky would all offer him spots on their TV shows. The story of a young man who is sold into slavery by his brothers and later rises to fame as an interpreter of dreams and the pharaoh’s advisor, would be irresistible to them. Comment.

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