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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

‘Sweet’ revenge! Melvin Van Peebles brings his X-rated masterpiece to the stage

Theater: “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” is back. Sweet! Comment

So what’s all this jive about ‘Sweet Sweetback’?

Theater: “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” tells the story of a black man whose rage against corrupt white authorities eventually reaches a boiling point, leaving two racist cops dead and him on the run to the Mexican border. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

As who likes it? BAM’s Bard comedy is a true tragedy

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: And they call “As You Like It” a comedy? Comments (2)

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The MTA’s big bollards are an affront to Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board has harsh words for the tomb-like security perimeter around the new Long Island Rail Road terminal. Comments (5)

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Revealed! LIRR bollards are bigger than they need to be!

Fort Greene: The controversial, tomb-like bollards around the new Long Island Rail Road terminal at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues — which were supposedly installed at the behest of the police — are actually excessive under NYPD counter-terrorism standards. Comments (9)

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Beat up before going down

Fort Greene: A woman is mugged on her way into a subway. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1)

Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Life in a Blender makes the big time

Checkin’ in with: On the eve of a big BAM gig, front man Don Rauf checks in. Comment