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‘Celebrate’ Brooklyn’s Queen of Funk this Saturday

All Sharon Jones really wants to do right now is go fishing. Comment

‘Ultra’ cool new club lets you paint Gowanus purple

Gowanus, meet your first dance club — Ultraviolet, the hottest triple-floored, extremely purple dance party east of the Canal. Comment

‘Devils’ and ‘Spacemen’ fill the Brick Theater this month

At the Brick Theater this month, you’ll be sure to laugh and cry, just like the Greeks intended. Comment

Good jeans! Loren Cronk opens his denim den in Greenpoint

Sure, your $300 pair of Ed Hardy jeans are cool, but it’s time to grow up and meet the denim fanatic who offers style and value to the celebrities — designer Loren Cronk just opened his own retail shop in Greenpoint. Comment

Jazz man to ‘Usher’ in new score for Vince Price classic

Marco Benevento does not have quite the right disposition for “The House of Usher.” Comment

The Heights has the right spirits next week

Nightlife: What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than to bounce into four of Brooklyn Heights’s best bars and drink a special cocktail designed just for the occasion? Comment

A great cocktail recipe

Nightlife: One of the bar owners involved in next week’s Brooklyn Heights Association’s 100th anniversary pub crawl, Jason Furlani, shares his special summer-time concoction, the Brooklyn Bridge Buzz, so you too can enjoy this Roebling Inn exclusive. Comment

It’s like a summer ‘Campo’ for pizza lovers

Dining: The new Campo de’ Fiori on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope is like a tiny corner of Rome. Comments (2)

The ‘Odessa’ file: Brighton Beach 2010 — livelier than ever

Nightlife: Coney Island, with its topsy-turvy amusements, sports bars and sideshow freaks, tends to grab the spotlight for nightlife in southern Brooklyn. But its neighbor to the east — Brighton Beach — is a sea of debauchery in its own right. Comment
Nightlife: If you’re dying for a drink, there’s only one place to get it: At the new bar and music venue in a former coffin shop in East Williamsburg. Comments (1)

Meet Jack Rabid, the godfather of punk rock (journalism)

Checkin’ in with: Jack Rabid can rattle off band names like letters of the alphabet. Comments (2)
The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Most burritos end up igniting a Mexican Revolution in your stomach — but the pollo asado burrito ($7) from the Calexico food cart in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is as wonderful as un beso from Salma Hayek herself. Comment

Another ‘Super’ reading from Shteyngart this Friday

Books: Gary Shteyngart has the unique capability to leave you wincing and laughing at the same time, as any satirist worth his salt should do. Comment
Shopping: Brad Estabrooke’s Breuckelen Distillery opens on Aug. 1 Comment

Big Takeover, big party

Big Takeover, big party

Music: Jack Rabid’s music magazine throws a 30th anniversary show at The Bell House. Comments (1)

Lip service! Human beatbox competition this weekend in Gowanus

Music: In an age where a machine can make any noise imaginable, beatboxing hasn’t lost its novelty. Comment
Music: Indie rock gods Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have been pushing the rock envelope for three decades as the seminal rock band Sonic Youth, delivering arty, experimental sounds to generations of head-bopping teenagers and cool dads alike. Comments (3)

Park Slope’s newest music venue will ‘Rock’ you

Nightlife: The Rock Shop officially opens on Aug. 2. Comments (1)
Music: How many musical genres can one band incorporate into its sound? Comment

This Saturday, a talent show for Coney Island

Nightlife: Coney Island’s got talent. Comment

Man cave outfitter to open in DUMBO

Shopping: Animal bones, magnifying glasses, and leather satchels: a new DUMBO shop stocks everything you would find in your grandpa’s den, if your grandpa hunted game and discovered evolution. Comment

Typewriter is key to Carey Wallace’s new romance

Books: A beautiful and recently married Italian dame is going blind, but nobody believes her except a nutty inventor. In order to help her overcome her disability, he devises a novel machine: the typewriter. Comments (10)

Hotlantic! Brooklyn’s main street is sizzling

Shopping: Here’s our walking tour of Atlantic Avenue from the harbor to Third Avenue — the hottest street in town. Comments (3)

Hotlantic’s old guard — the Arabic shops

Shopping: Years before there was a Trader Joe’s or Crop to Cup, there was Sahadi Importing Co. and Damascus Bread and Bakery. Comments (1)

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