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News archive

Monday, Aug. 18, 2003


My 13-year-old daughter has informed me that my opinion concerning teen couture is irrelevant. Comment.

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Theater for the New City’s 27th annual street theater extravaganza, "State of the Union," is another madcap adventure through the perils of current politics. Written and directed by TNC’s artistic director Crystal Field, with music by Joseph Vernon Banks, it features a company of 25 veteran and new actors and tours city streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs from Aug. 2 to Sept. 24. Comment.


Nostalgic for roller rinks and break dancing? Comment.


The Korean peninsula may be a pretty unstable place these days, but it looks like the much-heralded cinema renaissance of the South may be settling in for the long haul. Comment.


The clinking sound of metal on metal carries through the air as two young men labor over their task of cutting locust tree logs with splitting wedges and mallets. Comment.


Fried chicken in Brooklyn? Go find it. Comment.


The Icelandic queen of haute couture fashion, film and avant­garde pop music, Bjork, is performing Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at Keyspan Park in Coney Island. Comment.


Celebrate Brooklyn wraps its 25th anniversary season with a benefit concert featuring Scotland’s chamber-pop orchestra, Belle & Sebastian, on Aug. 19 at 7 pm. Comment.


Is there a better spot for a diner than across the street from a movie theater? I don’t think so. Not with the starving hoards of hamburger-drawn teenagers streaming out of "Charlie’s Angels" and "The Hulk." Comment.

The tales of two buildings, old and new

Weintrob: Some stories won’t go away, even after 25 years. Comment.

Brooklyn’s Southern tradition

Play’s the Thing: The Cyclones are a Southern team — southern Brooklyn, anyway — and following the heritage of Brooklyn baseball, a southern gentleman has been painting a picture of the games on the radio. Comment.

Guy’s guys: Conti rates Clones

Cyclones: The Mets’ farm hands in Brooklyn are watched at Keyspan by about 8,000 fans a night. But there are also other interested parties, who usually visit the borough for five or six days at a clip. Comment.