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New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Feature Stories

From Rags to Rowan: President Ali Houshmand

Education helped Ali Houshmand escape poverty in Iran. Now he is thriving as the new president of a growing university.

By Robert Strauss

Oasis in the Food Desert: Camden City Garden Club

The residents of Camden, one of the country's nine worst food deserts, learn to grow their own fresh produce with help from the Camden City Garden Club.

By Joanna Buffum

Alter Egos, Made in Jersey

The characters of Mendham author Ron Felber's books are gritty, colorful, and totally Jersey.

By Tammy La Gorce

A Dozen Kids, and a Bushel of Timeless Ideas

The Gilbreth family, best known for the book "Cheaper by the Dozen," made a happy home in Montclair.

By Sharon Hazard

A Familiar Voice is Signing Off

1010 WINS morning news anchor Judy DeAngelis will hang up her headset for good after an illustrious 36-year broadcast career.

By Art Petrosemolo

Still Rockin': The Sound of the Shore

A brotherhood of early Springsteen-era musicians continues to attract crowds to the Jersey Shore club scene.

By Tammy La Gorce

Quick Time: Author Matthew Quick

The Jersey-bred author of "Silver Linings Playbook" finds success by following his bliss.

By Tammy La Gorce

Chopped Champ: Burger Man Pat LaFrieda

By creating custom chopped-beef blends, Pat LaFrieda turned the lowly burger into a status symbol and himself into the first celebrity butcher.

By Tammy La Gorce

He Knows Noise: Life of an NJ Foley Artist

Foley artist Marko Costanzo uses found objects to produce the effects that make movies sound real—or surreal.

By Jacqueline Mroz

Home Again Thanks to Habitat

Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on many Jersey Shore families, but with the aid of Coastal Habitat for Humanity, life is beginning to return to normal.

By Lauren Payne

The Show Goes On: Life at the Lillian Booth Home

Entertainment veterans enjoy a second act at the Lillian Booth Home in Englewood.

By Sharon Hazard

Where the River Runs: Artists of Salem County

Three generations of Waddington women have documented the simple life of Salem County through their art.

By Charles H. Harrison

Sole Men: Rago Bros Shine in Morristown

Rago Brothers has built a national reputation for shoe and leather repair on the strength of its team of skilled craftsmen.

By Joanna Buffum

The Sirloin Sisters

In a business dominated by men, fifth-generation purveyors Suzanne and Andrea Strassburger take no bull while delivering prime beef with panache.

By Eric Levin

Family Friendly: The Braff Brothers Take Hollywood

Zach Braff (the star) and Adam Braff (the big brother) collaborate on a new film.

By Tammy La Gorce

Illustration by Peter Horvath.

King Of Fantasy: George R.R. Martin

As HBO’s Game of Thrones heads for a third season, its creator recalls the Bayonne boyhood that fired his vivid imagination.

By Joanna Buffum, Dylan Runco

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