Author: Eric Levin

Eric Levin, New Jersey Monthly’s deputy editor/dining editor, is an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Texas. His most recent show, "Vehicular," took place at the Majestic Theater Condominium Gallery in Jersey City in 2019. His books of photography include Vehicular (2016), Unscheduled Stops (2014), Pink's Peak (2013) and Souls Have Shapes (2011).

Ryland Redux

December 19, 2007

In partnership with four investors who own hotels overseas, chef Craig Shelton says the Ryland Inn, dormant since a water main break last February, will reopen this spring.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

An author of books on developing leadership among Hispanic women and on the experience of Puerto Ricans in New Jersey, Bonilla-Santiago has designed cultural diversity curricula for colleges, corporations, and even the IRS.

Seen in: Best Of Jersey

Her classmates at Newark’s East Side High School voted her Most Likely to Succeed, and that she did. She earned her master’s degree at Montclair State and her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Seen in: History, Towns & Schools

Possibly the world’s first Jewish punk porn star with a BA from Rutgers, Oradell native Joanna Angel calls the shots on both sides of the camera and minds the bottom line.

Seen in: Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Seabrook Educational & Cultural Center

Seen in: Towns & Schools

The Newark Museum’s way creative Director of Science does stuff like bring in Ringling Brothers for hands-on lessons in the physics of juggling and tightrope walking. His Dynamic Earth exhibit takes visitors back to a tectonic era when NJ and Africa were one.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

With all due respect to Humphrey Bogart, a kiss is not just a kiss. On a first date, the timing and placement of that kiss (not to make you nervous or anything) is vital.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Raymond Arthur Abbott, a Camden student, was the first-named plaintiff in the 1981 class-action suit that led to several epochal rulings by the state Supreme Court in the late 1990s.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

Gifted pupils (grades 5-12) from low-income families get extra classes and enrichment in this innovative, privately-funded, 13-year-old program. SEEDS alums have gone on to Choate, Andover, Exeter, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, among other top schools.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

(1902-1962) Her research for the NAACP helped convince the Supreme Court in 1954 that separate is not equal in education. After graduating from Barringer High School in Newark, Wright became the first African-American woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D. in history (from Columbia, in 1940).

Seen in: History, Towns & Schools