People

NJM Q&A

The Princeton history professor talks about his new book, how we expect too much out of our presidents, and why Congressional gridlock isn't anything new.
Raised in Montville, actress Angeline Rose Troy prepares for her moment in the spotlight in the upcoming dark comedy Just Before I Go.
Paul Goldenberg has spent a career fighting drug lords and crime bosses. Now he’s out to nab homegrown terrorists.
A plague of invasive plants, animals and creepy-crawly things is crowding out Jersey's natural species. Despite efforts, the exotic invaders keep coming.

Food & Drink

Elizabeth has changed, but not the DiCosmo family, which has made Italian ices the old-fashioned way for 100 years.
Pork butt, that is. Also brisket, chicken and ribs. Kansas City Barbeque Society master judge Diane Mullaney rates ’em as she tastes ’em.

Science

Everyone pays lip service to the juicy Jersey tomato. Now three Rutgers scientists are close to recreating the greatest Jersey tomato of them all.
Fifty years ago, two Bell Labs physicists pointed a giant antenna at the sky. The hissing sounds they heard turned out to be the ultimate clue to the Big Bang theory.

Arts & Entertainment

Sculptor Laura Petrovich-Cheney's latest exhibition, "By the Block," repurposes fragments of wood salvaged from the ruins of Hurricane Sandy.
For poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan, a working-class childhood in gritty Paterson inspired a lifetime of luminous literature.