5 Things We Like This June

A musical about leaning in to your crazy, a market for organic retail items, and more things we can't get enough of this month.

Photo courtesy of The Core.

Photo courtesy of The Core.

Under the Stars
The Core dome tent is my new camping essential. It’s water resistant, has an advanced venting system, fits four people comfortably and zips up to fit into a sleek 24.4-inch-long bag ($69). The best part: You can zip off the mesh windows at the top of the tent to view the stars as you drift off to sleep.—Breanne McCarthy, Associate Editor

Photo courtesy of the publisher.

Photo courtesy of the publisher.

The Search for Soul
In Kill ’Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul, National Book Award winner and Lambertville resident James McBride unearths the fear and loneliness as well as the musical genius and iron will of Mr. Dynamite. As McBride explicates each of those qualities, America’s contradictions smolder on the page.—Eric Levin, Deputy Editor/Dining Editor

Photo courtesy of Thrive Market.

Photo courtesy of Thrive Market.

My Kind of Market
Thrive is an online organic retail store offering popular brands at wholesale prices, with free shipping for orders over $49. You can find everything from DIY kombucha kits to vegan sunscreen. For each new member, Thrive donates a membership to someone in need.—Lauren Yobs, Research Assistant

Photo by Laura Baer.

Photo by Laura Baer.

On the Run
The new fitness course in Bloomfield’s Brookdale Park (designed by Frederick Law Olmsted) has 18 places for me to stop along my walk and work on my strength training and stretching—the perfect antidote to a long day in front of the computer. —Laura Baer, Creative Director

Photo courtesy of The CW.

Photo courtesy of The CW.

Crazy Fun
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a musical romantic-comedy/drama about an unstable New York lawyer who uproots her life and moves to a California suburb after a chance encounter with her high school ex-boyfriend. The sometimes heartbreaking first season wrapped in April on the CW network; catch up on Hulu before season two unfurls in the fall.—Maryrose Mullen, Digital News Editor

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