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

You’ll feel good — at this James Brown tribute show

Music: Zebulon’s got a brand new bag. Comment
Cinema: Hold on to your butts — “Jurassic Park” comes to McCarren Park this month. Comment
Dining: The top-two finishers in the Great Hot Dog Cookoff have given us their secrets. Comments (3)

New Sideshow vaudeville play aims to charm and offend

Nightlife: There’ll be a lot of nudity — but only in service of a great story (well, mostly in service of the story). Comment
Checkin’ in with: Chris Gambert of the Fabulous Flea Market Band becomes an ambassador for his battered homeland in this exclusive interview on the eve of the band’s Aug. 6 show. Comments (2)

Get up, stand up at Coney’s Aug. 14 reggae party

Music: Let’s get together and feel all right (in Coney). Comment

‘Magic’ man! Lev Grossman’s sequel is another great trick

Books: The characters in “The Magicians” return after five years. Comment

Drinking for a cause!

Drinking for a cause!

Event: The Barman’s Fund is back this weekend, setting aside tips for charity. Drink liberally, Brooklyn! Comments (3)
Prime Time: Our Joe feels the heat — so he heads to the beach. Comments (4)

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: Brooklyn Heights says sayonara to sidewalk seating, a top Clinton Hill tacqueria goes up in flames, and Sheepshead Bay bellies up to the bar. The temperature’s hot this week, and so’s the gossip! Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Philharmonic is back, with some big names

Music: Mos Def, Sufjan Stevens and David T. Little are just some of the talent that will be featured during the orchestra’s new season. Comment
Event: The Heart of Brooklyn cultural consortium does it again! Comment

What you want — baby she got it!

Music: Respect! Aretha Franklin will play Borough President Markowitz’s concert series on Aug. 4, finally rescheduling two cancelled shows from last summer. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Our columnist scours the borough for your “To Do” list. Comment
Dining: It’s the biggest news for burger aficionados since Danny Meyer brought the Shake Shack to the Fulton Mall. Comment
Dining: Our food writer brings you inside a behemoth. Comments (1)

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