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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Striking Gould

Striking Gould

Cinema: To grow up Jewish in the 1970s was to be in the thrall of Elliott Gould. Sure, the suburban teenage Semite had his Woody Allen for comic relief and his Paul Newman for confirmation that he was, indeed, a member of a Chosen People, but the sight of the mangy, Jew-fro-covered head of Gould on the big screen during that long-forgotten decade got more than a few movie geeks through adolescence. Here, Gould talks with GO Brooklyn about those films, which will be screened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in August. Comments (1)

Viva la Vespa!

Viva la Vespa!

Shopping: Gas is topping $4 per gallon. Parking, even in a cheap lot, can cost more then some people make in a day. And keeping a car in the city is enough to make anyone long for the subway. But there are a growing number of Brooklynites who don’t have to worry about such things anymore, as scooters — especially the Mod-throwback Vespa bikes — are taking the borough by storm. Comments (3)

Over the Hill

Over the Hill

Theater: What do a dancing CEO, patriotic terrorist and neurotic Jewish man (who drugs his wife in order to keep her from cheating) have in common? They will soon be under the direction of Ian Hill at Williamsburg’s Brick Theater. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news! Comment

Heights iTour

Event: Until now, tourists roaming through Brooklyn Heights were immediately recognizable thanks to their bulging fanny packs and unwieldy maps. But not anymore! Thanks to “CityListen Audio Tour,” a self-guided trek that downloads to any MP3 player, tourists can roam the borough with ear buds — just like us! Comment

Courageous choreography

Dance: There’s no room for trepidation at the Genesis Dance Company’s “Be Fearless! Experience Genesis Dance!” performances this weekend in Downtown Brooklyn. Meet the artists at the opening night gala. Comment

‘Hot’ prospect

‘Hot’ prospect

Art: Prices might be low, but drama will be high at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s summer art exhibition — dubbed “Hot!” — that opens on Saturday. Comment

Only ‘Human’

Dance: Prospect Park will be the stage for Human Landscape Dance’s “Rituals of the First Year” — an innovative dance performance that explores new parenthood — on Sunday. Comment

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