Street Art + 3 Other Things We Like

Jersey City’s Street Art
Jersey City has become a street-art destination, and not just in the trendy Grove Street section. Commissioned by the Mayor’s office under the direction of the Jersey City Murals Art Program, works by well-known artists like Shepard Fairey, as well as local talent, continue to pop up on buildings all over the city. The largest and most visible is the new creation by Jersey City native Distort near the eastbound entrance to the Holland Tunnel. —Andrew Ogilvie, Associate Art Director

Hot on the Trail
New Jersey native Carolyn Murnick investigates her childhood friend’s murder while exploring beauty, sexuality and the power of female bonds in her engaging debut book, The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder. I couldn’t put down this complex and gripping true-crime story until it was over, and you won’t be able to, either.—Shelby Vittek, Associate Editor

In the Zone
The Adventure Zone, a podcast about three goofy brothers and their dad playing Dungeons and Dragons, has everything: Mad Max-style road races, a gay wizard who turns into a T-Rex, and characters who use the power of love and friendship to fend off the apocalypse.—Maryrose Mullen, Digital News Editor

The Good Guys Won
Amid the intrigue surrounding the Trump administration, it’s illuminating to watch the classic 1964 film Seven Days in May, a political thriller about an attempted right-wing military takeover of the U.S. government. The film, starring Kirk Douglas (good guy) and Burt Lancaster (bad guy), is based on a best-selling novel cowritten by Fletcher Knebel, a former Princeton resident and an early contributor to this magazine.—Ken Schlager, Editor

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