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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, March 18, 2006

PINNACLE OF PUNK

"This is how Johanna dances," Katrina Toshiko says. The petite woman arches her back and holds out her arms like the wings of an eagle, demonstrating her friend’s body language. Comment

GIVE ME SOME SUGAR

Trends in restaurant decor come and go. The latest in horizontal dining is the brainchild of Freddy and Angelika Saint-Aignan, who co-own Columbia Street’s Sugar Lounge. Come spring, they’re hanging hammocks in their garden, so you can swing while you dine and sip a "Margarita Sugarlips" (vodka, apple and lime juice). Talk about multi-tasking! Comment

REEL REUNION

Although "Inside Man," the latest film by Brooklyn-raised auteur Spike Lee, hasn’t even hit theaters yet, Lee tells GO Brooklyn that he and the film’s two-time Oscar winning star, Denzel Washington, are already looking for another project to do together. Comment

SUSPECT SCENT

What could be more enticing on a chilly evening than a restaurant named June? The word promises so much: a respite from the long dull winter and the beginning of exciting times in the city. Comment

’GOOD’ COUPLE

The real Joe and Shirley Wershba - played by Robert Downey Jr. and Patricia Clarkson (pictured) in George Clooney’s "Good Night, and Good Luck" - will participate in a discussion with Brooklyn College professors Anthony Mancini and Foster Hirsch, following a screening of the film at the school’s Whitman Hall on Monday. Comments (1)

SAUCY CONTEST

Andrew Schumacher seems like a regular guy. He lives in Carroll Gardens, is married, has an 11-month-old daughter and has a job in "the city," but he is not your typical Brooklynite. Comment

CRINGE FEST

If you think mounting a modern-day minstrel show is flirting with disaster, you’re right. Although, in the case of The Wooster Group’s blackface version of "The Emperor Jones" (at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO through April 2), the troublesomeness isn’t due to offensiveness or outrageousness so much as ostentation. Comment

BOB-ING FOR LAUGHS      

Bob Newhart hasn’t changed. Comment