GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Where to GO this week

Stumped about what to do this week? Need to know the night spots where you can ease the pain and the ones that will tease your brain? Look no further than our editor’s picks. Comment

Book picks for those cold nights

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations about which books to curl up with as fall sends its last leaves fluttering and winter begins closing in. Comment

Bartoonist goes to Manhattan — just kidding!

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist claims to sometimes trek out to the island across the East River for a drink, but we all know he was waiting for this cocktail bar to come to Williamsburg the whole time. Comment

Macaulay Culkin grows up for one night

Nightlife: You cannot make Molly Ringwald or Macaulay Culkin young again, but a group of comedians is doing the next best thing — acting out their 40s. Comment

Moppet show! Children’s circus takes Coney

These kids did not have to run away to join the circus. Comment

‘Doctor Who’ likes to party?

Boro of Nerds: Brooklyn nerds are gearing up to celebrate a half century of the sci fi show with costumed bashes across the borough and, if all goes well, a special light show on a certain iconic New York skyscraper. Comments (7)

Daddy’s little secret: Leg warmers!

Shopping: Nothing says “I care” more than a handmade gift, even if the hands that made it belong to somebody else. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Bard gets his groove back thanks to the inclusion of often overlooked song-and-dance numbers, but other aspects of the performance come up short. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The performance opened on Oct. 19 and marks a comeback for director Julie Taymor, whose last production was the disastrous “Spiderman: Turn Out the Dark.” This staging has its high points — and not the kind that injure cast members the way “Spiderman” famously did. Comments (1)

Refracted light is ‘Blinding’ in new novel from Gowanus small press

Books: A new translation of Mircea Cartarescu’s novel tugs the reader down the twisted lanes of Bucharest and of memory. Comments (1)

Bartoonist gets his British fix on Atlantic

Bar Scrawl: In the last three weeks, our roving cartoonist bar critic has belched in a Welsh bar, sipped Scotland’s native spirits, and made friends in an Irish public house. Today he completes his budget tour of the British Isles with a visit to a chip shop that flies the Union Jack. Comments (5)

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