Author: Tom Wilk

Awash in Washingtons

January 17, 2011

New Jersey has six towns named for the father of our country.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Dylan Revisited

October 11, 2010

Esteemed history scholar and Princeton professor Sean Wilentz tackles a different subject in his new book—legendary musician Bob Dylan.

Seen in: Jersey Living

A Long Way From Home

September 14, 2010

For 2,436 Confederate soldiers, the road to rebellion ended in a South Jersey burial ground.

Seen in: Jersey Living

The Watchman

July 12, 2010

Critic David Bianculli has made a career out of taking TV seriously.

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment, Jersey Celebrities, Jersey Living

Trenton’s Big Moment

October 13, 2009

225 years ago, New Jersey’s modern-day capital served as America’s seat of government.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

Grand Old Flag-Maker

December 8, 2008

When Barack Obama makes history by becoming the 44th president of the United States on January 20, Annin & Company of Roseland will make history of its own.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Woody Guthrie’s live show at the Newark YM-YWHA in 1949 wasn’t supposed to be a big deal. The great folk troubador’s wife, Marjorie Mazia, taught dance at the Y and helped arrange for her husband to perform there. She served as emcee. About 25 people showed up. One of them was a Rutgers student and recording hobbyist named Paul Braverman, who captured the 74-minute show on a wire recorder, a forerunner of the tape recorder.

Seen in: Best Of Jersey

Rent-a-Garden

February 20, 2008

Gloucester County College was built on 250 acres of fertile Deptford farmland and now the tradition lives on with the school’s Community Gardens program.

Seen in: Home & Garden, Jersey Living

Muskrat, anyone? The aquatic rodent may not be considered haute cuisine in the citadels of fine dining, but it was scheduled to be the main course when the Lower Alloways Creek Fire Company held its annual muskrat dinner last month.

Seen in: Eat & Drink, Jersey Living

Weed All About It

February 6, 2008

For years, homeowners everywhere have cursed the dandelion for its pesky work-inducing, lawn-ruining tendencies—well, almost everywhere.

Seen in: Home & Garden, Jersey Living

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