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By Teresa Politano | February 11, 2008
In the heyday of Manhattan’s La Grenouille, celebs were seated in the restaurant’s front room, while the unwashed masses—those gastronomically challenged folks who thought sweetbreads were dessert—occupied the back room, scornfully dubbed the ketchup room. Didier Jouvenet was La Grenouille’s maitre’d then, seating the likes of Henry Kissinger, Nancy Reagan, Oscar de la Renta, and Prince Rainier....
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Slapstick or sardonic, angry or angst-ridden, or sometimes just plain goofy, the geniuses of New Jersey comedy have kept the world laughing for generations....
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Once pilloried from Pompton Plains to Penny Pot, the former two-term governor is basking in his role as the unofficial state comedian. He recently weighed in with his top five one-liners....
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Ray Stearn doesn’t have much time to make a skeptical audience laugh. Good thing he hasn’t quit his day job....
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For Virginia S. Bauer of Red Bank, CEO and Secretary of the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission....
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Ed Rodriguez owns Rascals, the vanguard of New Jersey comedy clubs. Now he’s bringing the Rascals brand to cyberspace....
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New Jersey politics is known for being two steps ahead of peculiar (see: McGreevey, Jim). Filmmakers Kristian Fraga and Juan Dominguez capture the weirdness in Anytown, U.S.A., a documentary about the 2003 mayoral campaign in, of all places, Bogota....
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Life sure gets complicated when you look like TV’s most lovable sad sack....
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Paul Jennis recently spent six months to complete each of two murals in the renovated basement of the Church of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi in Flemington —reproductions of The Crucifixion, by Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino, and The Pentecost, by 18th-century neoclassicist Jean Restout. ...
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Comedy legends and wannabes alike know that all roads to success run through the Garden State. The next Chris Rock or Jerry Seinfeld could be playing at a club near you....
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Mila Tsang McDermott uses ancient Chinese art in a modern American way, designing neckties that feature traditional Eastern symbols....
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“What exit?” It’s like “Jesus wept,” except that it gets a lot more laughs. Joe Piscopo, the architect of the… Read the rest

Olga Nini has served four governors during her eight years working at Drum-thwacket, the governor’s mansion in Princeton. She’ll get a new boss this month when Jon Corzine takes the oath of office at noon on the 17th....
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Upon entering the Bent Spoon in Princeton (35 Palmer Square West, 609-924-BENT), sweet-toothed customers are greeted by a hand-printed sign proclaiming We Love NJ....
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A bevy of buff cops grace an arresting new calendar....
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Celebrity chef Dennis Foy says that there’s no need to leave the Garden State for a fabulous meal. But, of course, you will have to pay for it....
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It all started in 1980, when a publisher directed him to make New Jersey look like New England. Walter Choroszewski set about exploring every overlooked nook in the Garden State, driving hundreds of miles a day to photograph scenes of stunning natural beauty for a book that would celebrate a place more commonly derided for the polluted air over its congested highways....
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With the January rediscovery of an unpublished Jack Kerouac play in a Jersey City warehouse, fans of the On the Road author could someday see the production performed....
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A tiny Asian pest is threatening crops across New Jersey. Sounds like a job for Paul Raybold, the official state beekeeper. ...
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Good works and good service are the hallmarks of this year’s Family Business of the Year Award winners. Two businesses at opposite ends of New Jersey, each dedicated to the delivery of good food and service, take the cake in this year’s New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards....
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