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Review: 'Bridge of Spies' is an absorbing slow burn

Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," much like its misunderstood litigator, is a film that plays the long game. This complex Cold War drama soaked in shadows, blues, greys and furrowed brows, is a slow burn that challenges the audience to trust where it's going. … Full Article

‘Reconfiguration: An evening with other lives’ at BAM

Judging by the crowd pouring in, one could well imagine the smell of marijuana filling the entry hall at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House Friday night just before Other Lives, an indie rock group from Portland, Oregon, took the stage. … Full Article

Thousands turn out for Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon

The Brooklyn weather on Saturday couldn’t have been more welcoming for the thousands of runners who turned out to run in the first-ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon. With 17,500 entrants, it was the largest inaugural half marathon in U.S. history. … Full Article

NYC-centric star-studded live show/podcast premieres at new St. Ann’s Warehouse Oct. 25

As much as New York City changes, one thing about it remains indisputably true: not even a lifetime spent here is enough to take in the city’s unparalleled array of people, cultures, attractions and stories. … Full Article

Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill added to Tidal concert at Barclays

Nick Jonas and rappers Rick Ross, Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to the Tidal X concert at Barclays Center in October, concert organizers announced Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy honors Michael Bloomberg in Black Tie Ball

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy held its third annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball and After Party Thursday night on Pier 2. The sold out event hosted over 1,000 guests and raised $1 million a new record for the Conservancy and an increase from $625,000 in 2014.   … Full Article

Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn makes history as largest inaugural half marathon

The Rock 'n Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon, which takes place on Saturday, completely sold out a field of 17,500 runners from 50 states and 32 countries. It will be the largest inaugural half-marathon ever in the United States, race officials announced Thursday. 
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Despite nor’easter, Brooklyn Heights Association Dog Show goes on as planned

The dog owners of Brooklyn Heights are a hearty breed, showing their mettle at the 2015 Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Dog Show on Saturday, despite wind gusts of up to 40 mph from the remnants of a passing nor’easter. … Full Article

Spike Lee on Oscar speech: 'Gonna try to keep positive’

Brooklyn-based filmmaker Spike Lee says he hasn't had time yet to plan what he'll say when he gets his honorary Oscar next month — he's busy trying to finish up his new movie "Chiraq" for a year-end release. But he promises he's "gonna try to keep positive." … Full Article

Live at BAM: ‘Tabac Rouge’

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ingest a large amount of hallucinogens before horsing around on wheeled office furniture? … Full Article

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