December 2021: Cover Search Winners
The smallest moments often give us the greatest pleasure—including those so beautifully captured by the photographers in this year’s Cover Search Contest. New Jersey Monthly and Unique Photo were blown away by this year’s pool of 1,204 submissions from professional, amateur and student photographers, which we narrowed down to just 18 pictures that exemplify some of the best photography in New Jersey.
As stunning as the photos are on their own, what makes them even more intriguing are the stories behind the lens. New Jersey Monthly’s resident photo buff, Eric Levin, interviewed each of our winners and runners-up and provides fascinating commentary alongside the images.
The former New Jersey governor is critical of the claims by Donald Trump—and many in the Republican Party—of a stolen election.Read more
Hot off the film release of “The Many Saints of Newark” comes Imperioli and Schirripa’s new book about the iconic show.Read more
The Jersey Cares Coat Drive, running from November through January, relies heavily on volunteers to distribute warm winter wear to thousands.Read more
Before joining St. Paul’s Abbey in Newton, the late Brother Marinus La Rue rescued thousands of refugees. Now, he’s being considered for canonization.Read more
This fall, Jersey bakers were relieved to win the right to work out of their own homes instead of commercial kitchens. Here’s what the shakeup entails.Read more
Announcing the highly anticipated results of our annual search for Jersey photographers’ best work.Read more
Still flourishing, family-owned department stores offer an old-fashioned shopping experience.Read more
HOME & GARDEN
EAT & DRINK
At this Pennington eatery, white tablecloths and candles set the mood for food that rolls up its sleeves and says, “Dig in!”Read more
Sarah Berman traipses through the fields and forests of Sussex County, bringing back berries, mushrooms and more to Hamburg’s Restaurant Latour.Read more
MJ’s in Matawan, one of eight Jersey locations, has a diner-esque variety that covers all cravings.Read more
This Barnegat watering hole features unassuming, affordable breakfast and lunch staples.Read more