Author: Lois Levine

Big Bang of Biotech

January 29, 2008

Like the Energizer Bunny, the state’s biotech industry just keeps going... and going... We take a look at what’s new in the most glamorous field in the life sciences.

Seen in: Jersey Living

For Love and Money

December 20, 2007

We asked more than a dozen people from all walks of life what they like (and dislike) about working in New Jersey. Here’s what they said.

Seen in: Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Cruise Missile

December 19, 2007

For almost three decades he’s been a bankable star, the kind who can, as the saying goes, open a movie. Now the question is whether he can also produce one.

Seen in: Best Of Jersey

Many of the talk-show tropes we think of as hip and new—turning the camera on the stagehands, savaging the empty suits in TV’s executive suites, quick-cutting to sight gags—originated with this Trenton native who started on radio there and was a columnist for the Trentonian.

Seen in: Best Of Jersey

The 1954 Manasquan High School “class clown” got his break in horror films, then catapulted to fame in 1969’s Easy Rider as an insouciant rogue unlike any seen before. Who else has that lizardly mien, that puckish bravado, that trip-hammer temper, that sexy sinister smirk, that...well, you get the idea. You do know Jack, the one and only.

Seen in: Best Of Jersey

A tarpaper shack that could be rotated to catch the sun was America’s first motion picture studio. Thomas Edison’s 1888 “Black Maria” put New Jersey at the center of a revolutionary new medium and big-time business.

Seen in: History, Towns & Schools

The Newark lad’s spasmodic dimwit shtick and signature shriek (“Laaaady!” was the “Dyn-o-mite!” of its day) are a love/hate thing. But his gutsy turn in Scorsese’s kinky The King of Comedy is a keeper, and so is his legacy as a Muscular Dystrophy fundraiser– $2 billion since 1952.

Seen in: Best Of Jersey