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Saturday, March 4, 2006

JUST BEAD IT

This weekend, Flatbush jewelry designer Susan Moran will be showing off her bold, unique works at the 28th annual Artexpo at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Comment.

VIVA ZORA

This year’s Reel Sisters film festival, "Jump at de Sun," which runs from March 10 to 12 at Long Island University, pays tribute to Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston. In honor of the "Their Eyes Were Watching God" scribe (a portrait of Hurston by artist Gilbert Fletcher is pictured at right), the festival will celebrate her influence on film, literature and art. Comment.

GOING FOR THE GOLD

This year’s list of Academy Award nominees is peppered with the names of Brooklyn natives, new Kings County residents and actors who portrayed borough luminaries on the big screen. Comment.

MARK MADNESS

For the head of a dance troupe celebrating its 25th anniversary, Mark Morris sounds pretty blase. Comment.

FAMILY AFFAIR

Futura Bistro Modern, a restaurant in an ungentrified strip of Park Slope’s Ninth Street, possesses one thing no eatery in Brooklyn has: a chandelier so grand it could have graced the ballroom of the Titanic. Comment.

HEDDA THE CLASS

It’s been a while since GO Girl has dug out her finery for an honest-to-goodness, celebrity-studded bash, so it is with much gratitude that she thanks the great continent of Australia and the Brooklyn Academy of Music for bringing Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett to Fort Greene Tuesday night. Comment.

JAILHOUSE SHOP        

The only chains coming soon to the Brooklyn House of Detention aren’t the kind with shackles. Comment.

Hook Ikea will make locals see blue

Call it Blue-and-Yellow Hook. Comment.

Ratner seeks blacks, women

Atlantic Yards: t’s a dirty job, but somebody — preferably a minority or a woman — has to do it. Comment.

Study:Yards feces to canal; Buddy: Developers’ poop stinks

Atlantic Yards: Tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage will flow into an already stinky Gowanus Canal if Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project is built, borough officials were told this week. Comment.

RACE WAR ON YARDS

Atlantic Yards: A public meeting to discuss the Atlantic Yards project degenerated into a shouting match that reopened Brooklyn’s class and race scars. Comments (1).

Who do  you trust?

Advertorial: I really do try to understand why some people rely so much on wine critics. As if one person’s taste could be the same as yours, and everyone else’s! Have you ever gone to see a movie that some critics loved, but you walked out, shaking your head, thinking: “Why did I just waste two hours watching that?” It’s the same with wine. I taste a wine that I think isn’t worth the bottle itR Comment.

A visit from my mom … in law

Smartmom: How about this for timing: Smartmom’s mother-in-law arrived from California just in time to catch last week’s “Valentine’s Sexcapade” column. Comment.

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