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New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Feature Stories

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

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

Two-Ton Tony's Two Seconds of Glory

75 years ago this month, a short, chubby prizefighter from Orange had a shot to take down one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time.

By F. Daniel Somrack

Building the Bright Lights

Wildwood's tube bending extraordinaire brings all of the lights to the shore.

By Regina Schaffer

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

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

Witness to History: Diary of a Revolution

In simple prose, a young colonial woman documented the Revolution.

By Marcia Worth-Baker

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

In The Weeds: NJ's Edible Plants

A failed gardener finds joy and profit in wild (but delightfully edible) plants running amok in her Flemington yard.

By Leslie Garisto Pfaff

Riding High: Morristown Tall Bikes

Erik Hendrickson takes his love of bikes to new heights with his business, Hi Cycles.

By Christina Colizza

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

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

Above and Beyond: 2013 Seeds of Hope

Our 2013 Seeds of Hope honorees go the extra mile to help their neighbors.

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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