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Monday, Aug. 5, 2002

ALMOST TRUE

New novel features author’s gangland Brooklyn experience

Joseph Trigoboff says his new murder mystery, "The Shooting Gallery" is loosely based on real events culled over the course of eight years of research. Comments (1).

BURNED OUT

Have you ever wondered what Julia Child was really thinking while she was chopping, mashing and pounding in her TV kitchen? Maybe not. But apparently some people have. Comment.

RETRO CHIC

I grew up in New Jersey, where eating in diners is a way of life. Comment.

MADE IN THE U.S.A.

After the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, Joseph Goebbels wanted director Fritz Lang to be one of the party’s major propaganda filmmakers, like Leni Riefenstahl of "Triumph of the Will" infamy. Comment.

FOLLIES OF FALSTAFF

Arguably the most famous comic character William Shakespeare ever created, Sir John Falstaff, womanizer and wastrel, appears in "Henry IV," Parts 1 and 2, and "Henry V," where his death is given some attention. But it is in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" that Falstaff really comes into his own. Comment.

NOT FORGOTTEN

Celebrate Brooklyn features a tribute to Elvis Presley on Aug. 8. Although the event will honor the King on the 25th anniversary of his death, the festivities will be anything but maudlin. Comment.

ART IN THE PARK

The Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition celebrates the 20th anniversary of its outdoor sculpture show at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park on Aug. 3. Comment.

This seagull’s on the Dole

Cyclones: Cyclones fans noticed last week that beloved avian mascot, Sandy the Seagull, had begun brandishing the spiky green top of a pineapple on the field before the visiting team batted in the ninth inning. No one knew why. Comments (1).

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