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Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005

SHORT ’N’ SWEET

Love world cinema but short on time? Love to travel, but short on cash? On Nov. 29 and 30, BAMcinematek will screen short films from around the world, culled from the prestigious annual Clermont-Ferrand short film fest in France. Comment.

BROOKLYN’S ’BEST’

The Brooklyn College Foundation honored moviemaker Michael Lynne (on the right in photo at left) at its "Best of Brooklyn" gala at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on Oct. 25. Comment.

FUSS-FREE THANKSGIVING

Is a stress-free Thanksgiving an oxymoron? Not this year, when you can order online an entire holiday dinner and wine, for six to 12 guests, for $249.95. "Sounds good," you say, but you’ve had catered birds and they’re always dry. Comment.

STANDING TALL

When the producers of the new film "Rent" asked Wilson Jermaine Heredia if he could still play the demanding part of Angel nearly a decade after originating the role of the HIV-infected, cross-dressing performer in the Broadway production, the 34-year-old Williamsburg native offered a sassy reply worthy of his beloved alter-ego: "Hire me, and I’ll let you know." Comment.

BEHIND THE MUSIC

This weekend, Dyker Heights will bear witness to stumbling drunkenness, deceit and other sordid behavior in Regina Opera’s production of Johann Strauss’ "Die Fledermaus." Comment.

TOP IT OFF

Finding handmade, one-of-a-kind holiday gift ideas just got a little easier thanks to the opening of The Annex at Smith Street Market in Carroll Gardens last Saturday. Comment.

Race against clock for developer of ‘Minerva’ building       

A City Council measure approved this week to protect a neighborhood of low-rise homes in Sunset Park set out a mad scramble by a developer to get a controversial building underway before new height limits went into effect on Wednesday. Comment.

HORSE-WHIPPED! Developer stampeded by Prospect Park riders

They spook horses, don’t they? Comment.

Rosie: Yards could court crackheads

Atlantic Yards: How big is Bruce Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards development? Comment.

Ratner to Gehry: Try again ‘Yards’ architect sent back to drawing board

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner has reportedly sent his world-renowned architect Frank Gehry back to the drawing board to revise the developer’s 24-acre arena-and-skyscraper project at the Atlantic Yards. Comment.

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