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New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Feature Stories

Get Smart: How to Build Brain Power

Quickie novelist Dan Hurley finds there’s no fast track to brain power.

By Elly Schull Meeks

Quick Time: Author Matthew Quick

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

By Tammy La Gorce

Lively Interest in 'Death Class'

Norma Bowe, a professor at Kean University, has taught "Death in Perspective" for 14 years.

By Maryrose Mullen

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

Hoop Dreams: Hula-Hoop Dancing

A young woman illustrates her artistry through a child's plaything.

By Eric Levin

Gandolfini Revealed: An NJM Exclusive

In the first part of a four-part series, read about the real-life struggles that brought Tony Soprano to life.

By Dan Bischoff

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

Play Ball!: NJ's Vintage Baseball Team

Jersey’s vintage teams turn back the clock on America’s national pastime.

By Pete Croatto

Sunnyside Up: Jersey's Egg Farm

At the last of Jersey’s big family egg farms, the rural life is all it’s cracked up to be.

By Sharon Hazard

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

Come Fly With Me: Wheels Up

Wheels Up, a membership-based private aviation company, takes you up to the skies and into the lap of luxury.

By Christina Colizza

Man With a Plan: Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

Data-obsessed and bent on efficiency, new mayor Steven Fulop moves aggressively to implement his vision for Jersey City.

By Amanda Staab

Above and Beyond: 2013 Seeds of Hope

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

Backing Beyonce: Life as a 'Mama'

As a child, Tiffany Monique Riddick loved to listen to Whitney Houston. Now, she sings backup for another pop diva: Beyonce.

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