GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings
Shopping: Brooklyn Designs, the exhibition of the borough’s finest home furnishing makers, rears its sleek, contemporary head again next week. Even if you’re feeling the pinch of the recession, you don’t have to decorate your entire apartment only with Ikea products (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Comment

Mother’s Day is coming up — look, you need a gift

Shopping: Here’s our annual Mother’s Day gift guide! Comments (1)

A semi-precious scone from Sweet Melissa

Dining: Our top chef gives us a great Mother’s Day recipe. Comments (2)

This is one ‘Crazy’ tour of South Brooklyn’s mob past

Event: Red Hook is going to the mattresses — and we’re not talking about Ikea. Comment

Studying is fun at this wine ‘university’

Dining: Becoming a wine snob has never been so easy, thanks to new “courses” at the Park Slope restaurant and wine bar Bussaco. Comment

Jury of ‘Pier’

Art: Dawn Robyn Petrlik could have been excused for going negative with the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition’s spring art show, but she went with hope anyway. Comment
Theater: “The Merchant of Venice,” William Shakespeare’s controversial play about love, loss, revenge and Jews is coming to Brooklyn for a two-week run. Comments (1)
Music: An indie supergroup has found a bizarre, but fitting, venue to unveil its new record — a Russian bathhouse in Kensington. Comment

Blog party! This year’s blogfest is bigger than ever

Event: Newspapers are dying left and right. Ad revenues are falling like bodies on Oct. 29, 1929. And even the New York Times had to hit up a Mexican industrialist to stay alive. Comments (8)

FOER! Look out, book fans, Jonathan’s new book is (gasp) non-fiction!

Books: Not so loud, but incredibly close: Jonathan Safran Foer sits down and talks to The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (2)

Ya gotta bee-lieve! Apiary puppet show is a hit at the Brick

Dooley Noted: The world’s foremost authority on puppetry, kids music and mime is back with a rave review for “The Colonists” at the Brick Theater. Comment

Here’s how to win two Wilco tickets!


Here’s how to win two Wilco tickets!

Awesome: We got ‘em, you want ‘em: two tickets to Wilco’s July 13 show at Coney Island. Click above to find out how to enter our giveaway contest! Comments (2)

Pontiak joins the “Smash or Trash” dishonor roll

Smash or Trash: The Smash or Trash team sees this Virginia band as no better than a GM car. Comments (1)

This ‘Glass’ is completely full

Event: It’s an Ira vs. Philip smackdown at St. Anne’s Warehouse (relax, they’re cousins!). Comment

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