If you recall, back in January, I reported on Newark’s community info session for the conversion of a long dormant bank building on South Ward’s Clinton Ave. into an artist’s housing and creative community center. That session, and the details shared, is just one of […]
Last week saw the continuation of the year-long academic showcase Writers at Newark Reading Series, hosted by Rutgers University-Newark’s MFA Creative Writing program. On Tuesday, February 6, students, professors and Brick City residents welcomed Walt Whitman award-winning poet Mai Der Vang and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson […]
There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.
— Ursula Le Guin, American author, illustrator and poet
As it’s been mentioned many times in the past year, Newark is changing. It’s been on the come-up for a few years, but in the last 2 or 3 trips around the sun, it finally seems to be … well, coming up. But despite what […]
In the past, I’ve written a few film reviews on my blog, the majority of them for small independent films or documentaries. But what they’ve all had in common is a connection to the arts. So it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch that […]
Why This Is Awesome: One warm, rainy night in Newark this past summer, I returned to my car after an event at a popular location along Halsey St. When I arrived at my little sedan, I couldn’t help but feel taken aback by the scene […]
Why This Is Awesome: In a recent attempt to learn more about the Garden State, I took a quick trip over to Mills Reservation for an introduction to hiking, Jersey-style.
It was a wee muggy thanks to the rainy spring we’ve had, but I enjoyed my stroll […]
Why This Is Awesome: Do I really need to explain this one? My birthday trip to Paris this year left me with a host of memories I’ve only yet to begin to unpack. But this image is one of my favorites that I captured during my […]
When most people think of the famous sculptor Auguste Rodin, they say “The Thinker.” Or “Le Penseur” if they’re fancy. But when you ask me, I say “The Kiss.” And “The Gates of Hell.” And “The Burghers of Calais.” And “I Am Beautiful.” And … well, […]
Why This Is Awesome: There’s an old aphorism that says the personal is political, and I’m inclined to agree.
Just as this beautiful facade of the Newark City Hall building was crafted to reference history, ideology and innovation, the personal lives that we share with one another […]