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

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008

Sister act

Sister act

Books: While the country titters over the downward spirals of pop stars and mom-strosities, those scandals pale in comparison to the maelstrom of publicity that surrounded Brooklyn Heights preacher Henry Ward Beecher 130 years ago. In her new book, “Harriet and Isabella,” author Patricia O’Brien uses the scandal as the backdrop for her historical fiction. Comment

Feel the Byrne

TV: Brooklyn Heights actor Gabriel Byrne stars in HBO’s latest drama, “In Treatment,” and grows as a conflicted shrink. Comment

Lies on stage

Lies on stage

Music: “We just wanted the most meaningless title we could come up with,” said Liars singer Angus Andrew about his band’s recently released fourth record. “And that was the name of our band.” Now Liars are returning to Brooklyn after fleeing for New Jersey, Berlin and Los Angeles. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news! Comment


Theater: Since its founding in 1972, The Acting Company has stages 127 productions all over the world. And on Jan. 27, its newest show, Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” will premiere in Brooklyn. Comment

Winsome Newsom

Winsome Newsom

Music: While some of the borough’s more devout rockers might scoff at the idea of packing a club to hear an orchestra play, those in the know are clamoring to get tickets to the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s Jan. 31 show. Comment

Totally ‘Rad’

Nightlife: Williamsburg’s Radegast biergarten offers dozens of bottled and draft beers, schnitzel and buxom servers in dirndls. Prost! Comment

Taste for travel

Taste for travel

Dining: Visit any of these eateries and you can dine like a globetrotter without leaving the borough. Comment

Golden Triangle

Dining: In a town with plenty of hole-in-the-wall, so-so Mexican joints, Piramide delivers carefully seasoned “modern Mexican” cuisine in a warm setting. Comments (3)

Space place

Space place

Art: With its annual tour of open galleries and thriving art scene, Gowanus is on its way to being the next DUMBO. And on Feb. 1, the ‘hood will get another step closer with the opening of the Gowanus Studio Space. Comment

Let’s be Frank

Cinema: GO Brooklyn catches up with “Saw” and “The Italian Job” star Franky G., a Williamsburg native whose first feature film is airing on PBS Channel 13 on Saturday, Feb. 2. Comments (1)

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