MEET CLARK KENT AND HIS ALTER-EGO SUPERMAN, or in this case “Movieman” KEITH BLACK — a self-proclaimed Woody Allen/Harvey Weinstein combo who is a math teacher by day at Sheepshead Bay High School. His new movie, Driving Me Crazy, which he co-wrote with screenwriter MARK TROY and is self-producing, is progressing slowly but surely. The..
Month: December 2008
NOORIA NODRAT, A SENIOR AT NYC COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, emigrated to the U.S. from Afghanistan in 1991. The Eagle previously reported how, although this woman experienced a series of tragedies both in Afghanistan and New York — including watching the kidnapping of her still-missing brother by fanatics, the bombing death of her husband and a..
OVER THE WEEKEND, A DOCUMENTARY FILM CREW received a top prize in Paris at the Internews “Every Human Has Rights” Campaign awards ceremony. Brooklyn-based filmmaker JOHN DREW was part of the team that won for their film, Border Stories, which examined the lives of immigrants along the US-Mexico border. The team of three (plus Rocky..
WHEN DAVID LUKS WAS DIAGNOSED with testicular cancer in 2006, he didn’t understand how such a thing could happen to someone who ran five miles a day in Central Park. “I had no perception of what cancer was,” he says. Luks, born and raised in Brooklyn Heights, a former student of Brooklyn Friends School and..
SIMONE KAPLAN IS A 33-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN WOMAN who lives with her family in Brooklyn Heights — near the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, where tomorrow she will present her whimsical and charming handmade dolls in a holiday trunk show in late afternoon. Kaplan, who grew up partly on her parents’ farm, says she wasn’t particularly interested in..
SOMETIME AFTER MOVING TO NEW YORK from the Midwest in the late ’80s, BRENDA R. NEVILLE joined a dance troupe whose focus was international dance. As part of All Nations Dance, her specialties were flamenco and Argentine tango, and she learned other world dances from her colleagues, each of whom had a specialty. Together they..
FIVE YEARS AGO, HEIGHTS RESIDENT JONATHAN WELD, chairman of the Evergreens Cemetery, decided with the other six members of the board that it was time to increase the cemetery’s public profile. One of those members, botanic artist and Heights resident FRAN ANDERSON, was, according to Weld, instrumental in the process of creating the beautiful coffee..
ONCE UPON A TIME, IN 1832, THE WOMEN’S EXCHANGE movement began in Philadelphia to offer a way for women to help take care of their families after a financial downturn by selling handmade goods. The women were identified only by number, to keep the family’s potentially embarrassing secret — such as a husband’s job loss..