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Saturday, May 8, 2004

WONG’S SO RIGHT

Retrospective of Wong Kar Wai films is rife with poetic misery

A humid summer night. Dozing fitfully on your rumpled bed, you pine hopelessly for a lost love. Through your open window, rainfall, voices and passing radios intrude on your dreams, until you can’t recall which parts are real and which fantasy. Comment.

COUNTRY TIME

The Kings County Opry returns to Freddy’s Bar and Backroom on May 13 with The Chelsea Train Gang at 9 pm and Lousy Cowboy Music at 10 pm. Comment.

MOTHER’S DAY

Actress Linda Emond, who won an Obie Award, a Lucile Lortel Award and a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in the original production of Tony Kushner’s "Homebody/Kabul," says she’s "absolutely thrilled" to be re-staging the play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music . Comment.

TOO SEXY

Former Mayor David Dinkins will be one of the models strutting down the catwalk at the Brooklyn Museum on May 13 for "Fashion on Fulton & Friends," a benefit for Brooklyn Community Housing & Services. Comment.

NEED MY ’SPACE

Danspace Project and BRIC Studio will present the second installment of "Out of Space" at BRIC Studio on May 14 and May 15. The series is curated by Marya Wethers, who works out of the Danspace headquarters in Manhattan’s St. Mark’s Church, and features innovative work performed by a number of emerging female dancers and choreographers. Comment.

SIMPLE PLEASURES

Sometimes all I want is a burger. Comment.

GREAT DEALS, AMAZING VIEWS

On Saturday, May 8, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition unveils its 12th annual Pier Art Show with a reception and a live performance by the band Lovebutton. Comment.

NEW CHEF FOR BAM

While the Brooklyn Academy of Music has had its own cafe inside its second floor Lepercq Space for some time, the food had previously not risen above the plastic-wrapped sandwiches and brownies found at other theaters’ intermission bars where the focus was, not incorrectly, on the performances rather than the victuals. Comment.

SCREEN GEMS

The Brooklyn Arts Council’s 38th International Film and Video Festival continues this weekend with screenings at the Brooklyn Museum’s Cantor Auditorium, on May 8, from noon to 6 pm. Comment.

FEAR FACTOR

Of all the difficulties facing musicians who live in New York, losing rehearsal time to the search for a parking space is among the toughest to swallow - at least for cellist Edward Arron. Comment.

Preservationists: Ikea bad

As Ikea moves to city review of its plan to build a big-box store along the Red Hook waterfront, a real estate developer proposing an alternative development for the site has garnered support from city preservation groups. Comment.

Experts slam Ratner’s ‘dribble-down’     study

Atlantic Yards: A sports economist hired by Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner to study the financial feasibility of the basketball arena, office tower and housing plan released his results this week to a great deal of criticism. Comment.

Coalition cracking        

Atlantic Yards: A coalition of property owners who banded together to fight developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards basketball arena, office tower and housing proposal showed signs this week of crumbling. Comment.

Council fouls out

Atlantic Yards: After battling to have their voices heard in an official public forum, community members were left fuming this week when a City Council hearing on the Atlantic Yards arena proposal left them waiting nearly five hours to testify. Comment.

Getting inside Sandy the Seagull

Cyclones: What would you give for a chance to be Sandy the Seagull for a day? Comments (2).

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