Big Things Writ Small

Christian Nguyen “Modern Surfaces” 2012 Acrylic on Plexiglas.

Scale is a blade that cuts in two directions: Big often signifies importance, especially in an environment where space is at a premium. Conversely, we all know that “Good Things Come in Small Packages.”

“All The Pretty Things”

Frieze by Luisa Caldwell at b. conte boutique.

At b. conte, Luisa Caldwell’s fruit sticker “mosaics” and exploding florals are displayed on rescued materials, and lined up like an architectural frieze above a rack of summer dresses that I could not help rifling through. At b. conte boutique through May 23 (167 North 9th St., Williamsburg).

Nitehawk Cinema Features Live Scores to Accompany Classic Movies

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A screeching violin can warn us that our favorite actress is in danger; a tapping drum can mimic the hoof beats of a trotting horse, and a sliding horn can tell us when to laugh when Buster Keaton braves death again. On Sunday, May 13, the Nitehawk cinema carried on a musical tradition, screening the F. W. Murnau’s 1927 film “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans,” and featured Morricone Youth live, accompanying film.

OP/ED Property Rich and Under-Served

Real Estate Rich Cash Poor

Our favorite 21st-century bad guys—banks and hedge funds—are aggressively entering the real-estate market nationwide, buying pools of foreclosed properties from Fannie Mae and selling them to developers at a profit, according to a March 19 Wall Street Journal article.