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Monday, Sept. 22, 2003

CHIN UP

If you’re walking in Fort Greene, Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11 am to 8 pm, don’t forget to look up. You don’t want to miss three mechanized, life-size marionettes (illustrated above) coming to life every hour, on the hour at 80 Hanson Place at South Portland Avenue. Comment.

STAR LINEUP AT ST. ANN’S

The fall 2003 season of St. Ann’s Warehouse kicked off Wednesday night with a reading by Brooklyn’s literary golden boy of the moment, author Jonathan Lethem, from his latest work, "Fortress of Solitude." Comment.

HIP-HOP DIPLOMACY

When the performers in Rennie Harris’ hip-hop company, Puremovement, take the stage, it is impossible not to watch. Comment.

OPEN STUDIOS

On Sunday, Prospect Heights artists open their studios to the public. From noon to 8 pm on Sept. 21, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mysteries of creating art - from oil paintings to sculpture to video. Works by knitwear designer Staceyjoy Elkin (pictured) will be on display at 651 Bergen St. Studio tour maps are available at Freddy’s Bar and Back Room (485 Dean St.), Soda Bar (628 Vanderbilt Ave.) and at Elkin’s Red Lipstick boutique (64 Sixth Ave.). Comment.

AGE OF ’REASON’

Marxist, poet, novelist, actor, intellectual, homosexual, filmmaker - Pier Paolo Pasolini wore so many hats it was impossible to separate his art from his life. Comment.

JOCK CONCERT

Budd Mishkin may be the only guy in Park Slope who listens to singer-songwriter Bulat Okudzhava on his morning runs through Prospect Park. Comments (1).

IT’S A CLASSIC

When "The Member of the Wedding" opened at the Empire Theatre in Manhattan, in 1950, critics doubted that a play with so little dramatic action could be successful onstage. Comment.

SWEET 16

Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music co-founder Wanda Fleck has for 15 years overseen the programming of what has quietly become one of the borough’s longest-running musical institutions. Comment.

BACK ON TOP

So many people have favorite memories of dining at Cucina restaurant in Park Slope. Whether it was that going away party for a colleague, or a small bar mitzvah or romantic dinner for two, the 15-year-old eatery has been a reliable neighborhood fixture. Now it’s even better. Comment.

FEED YOUR DESIRE

Husband-and-wife chef team Debbie Lyn and Marco Morillo filled a void in Carroll Gardens by opening their gourmet prepared foods shop, Crave, on July 15. Comment.

ANTIC AGAIN

It’s baaack! . Comment.

For Clones, a classy exit        

Play’s the Thing: When the Brooklyn Dodgers won their only World Series, in 1955, there were celebrations all over the borough, with a joyous parade that still lingers in the memories of many Brooklynites today. But by 1958, the team was gone. Comment.

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