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Monday, Aug. 25, 2003

LAST CHANCE

Artist Rafael Tufino, a DUMBO native, is the subject of a six-decade retrospective at El Museo Del Barrio. The exhibit, "Rafael Tufino: Painter of the People," will close after Sunday, Aug. 24. Comment.

JAMES ROMANO, 56

On the morning of Aug. 11, Brooklyn Museum of Art curator James Romano died from injuries sustained in a car crash in Lynbrook, N.Y., on his way to his home in East Rockaway. He was 56. Comment.

SIMPLY ’RED’

It took just a quick stroll down Fifth Avenue to convince chef Mark Shenk (pictured) that Park Slope was the place to open a restaurant. Comment.

TONI TIME

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison is coming to Park Slope to give a reading on Nov. 20 at 7 pm. Comment.

SLICE OF HEAVEN

Park Slopers love to complain about the lack of decent pizza in their neighborhood. Comment.

’GIANTS’ SCREEN

"Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns," AJ Schnack’s new documentary about Williamsburg’s own rockers They Might Be Giants, will be screened at Cinema Warsaw on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 8:30 pm. Comment.

GRAND EXIT

John Webster, a younger contemporary of William Shakespeare, is considered the last of the great Elizabethan dramatists. Comment.

DEVILS AND DANCING

There is more to the West Indian-American Day Parade than meets the eye. Comment.

CARIB CROP

Just in time to help celebrate Labor Day’s Brooklyn West Indian Carnival Parade, BAMcinematek presents Caribbean Diaspora Films, a collection of five films chosen to represent different aspects of various island nations. Comment.

Lights are out, so it’s time to play

Play’s the Thing: The old expression goes: “Where were you when the lights went out? Down in the cellar eating sauerkraut,” On Thursday night, Aug. 14, the answers to the above question for many Brooklynites were varied. But when the lights went out for 50 million people in the northeast United States and southeast Canada, where were the members of the greater Cyclones community — the players, fans and staff of Brooklyn’s professional baseball team? Comment.

The controversy that is the ‘K-Man’

Cyclones: In last week’s issue of The Brooklyn Papers, fellow scribe and good friend Gersh Kuntzman weighed in on the side of the “K-Man” promotion at Keyspan Park. Comment.

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