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The Write Stuff

By Christopher Hann | February 7, 2008
This summer Friends of Libraries U.S.A. honored Dorothy Parker and William Carlos Williams by dedicating Parker’s Long Branch birthplace and the Rutherford home where Williams spent most of his life....
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Sure, she looks like just another well-to-do suburban housewife. But for three White House administrations, Cathy Fenton was the ultimate insider....
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The two men fighting to become the most powerful governor in the nation slog through allegations and voter apathy. So why do they want the job?...
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For Dennis Benigno of Clifton, executive director, Coalition for Brain Injury Research...
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Kavery Kaul always knew she wanted to make films. In high school, she read books on the subject and trekked into New York City from her home in Martinsville as often as she could for film premieres. ...
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Music Man

By Bibi Deitz | February 6, 2008
Ever wonder who comes up with the musical sound track for that grand cinematic kiss, dramatic chase scene, or heartbreaking goodbye? It just might be Hunterdon County composer and musician Robert Sands....
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You probably heard by now that Jim McGreevey will publish his memoir later this year. The onetime wunderkind of New Jersey politics certainly has a lot of great material to work with, having presided over the most scandal-plagued administration in recent memory. ...
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Jim Dratfield photographs animals—and occasionally their owners—from house pets to exotic creatures like skink lizards from the Solomon Islands. The 46-year-old Princeton native calls his art form petography....
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Every morning, artist Timothy Martin draws inspiration simply by walking down his driveway in picturesque Sergeantsville....
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Paterson applauds its funniest native son....
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Dick Vitale went from coaching kids at East Rutherford High to recruiting at Rutgers. "I love the Garden State! Now I’m Dickie V, ESPN’s go-to guy! I am a prime-time player, baaaaby! But I gotta tell ya, I am blessed. Without Lorraine, the kids, the grandkids, it’s nothin’....”...
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Richard J. Codey speaks frankly—doesn’t he always?—about fourteen intense months as boss of the Garden State....
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This month we look back at Bruce Springsteen’s March 1999 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 1984 release of Born in the U.S.A. had clinched Springsteen’s status as a rock ’n’ roll legend....
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Jeffrey Citron made his name as the boy wonder of computerized day-trading, then ran afoul of federal regulators. Today, as CEO of Edison-based Vonage, he wants to revolutionize the telephone industry. Can he be trusted with your dial tone?...
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This month a group of academics will assemble at Monmouth University to engage in scholarly discourse on a matter of grave concern to New Jerseyans: the cultural significance of Bruce Springsteen. No, really....
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Looking for an ecologically friendly way to unload your old computer? Call the New Outlook Pioneers of Morris County....
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Tibetan leader to bring message of peace to Piscataway.With his large-rimmed glasses and crimson robe, Tenzin Gyatso hardly looks the part of contemporary rock star. But his Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, might well fill 41,000-seat Rutgers Stadium to capacity when he delivers a talk there this month on “Peace, War, and Reconciliation.”...
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In pre-Castro Cuba, René Villarreal's world revolved around a literary giant and his glorious tales of travel. Today, at Villarreal's home in “Havana on the Hudson,” Hemingway is never far from his thoughts....
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When Melissa Jacobs started her second novel, she decided she needed a change. Instead of writing in her mother’s basement, which is where her first book, Lexi James and the Council of Girlfriends, was born, she rented a studio overlooking Collingswood’s historic downtown....
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Debra Galant points to the view from Route 10 through Essex County as a stark reminder that the state’s green spaces are becoming extinct....
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