Those looking to cool off with some lively art can do so by making a stop to one of the several fine art fountains in the central New Jersey region.
It’s the season for ghosts, goblins, and those things that go bump in the night, so spooky-spirited groups are putting out the invitation to get to greet the season — and maybe a holiday spirit or two.
Passage Theater in Trenton gets its 2021-2022 professional season going on Saturday, September 25, with a season preview led by several company playwrights, including the Bordentown Township-based David Lee White.
There are some innovative changes occurring at the Garden Theater in Princeton helping the vintage movie house position itself to overcome the challenges of a changed cinematic landscape.
Rutgers University Press’s just released “Sex, Society, and the Making of Pornography” is an eye opening looking into a cultural presence that started mostly as a subculture but grew into a major enterprise — and social conundrum.
The New Jersey State Button Society will lift its pandemic-induced pause button and celebrate its 80th anniversary tri-state button show at the Union Fire Company and Rescue Square Hall in Titusville on Saturday, September 11.
As the painter of the interior of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in South Trenton, Estonian artist Pimen Sofronov contributes to Trenton’s rich cultural heritage.
Among the Bordentown residents who played a role in early American history, one who is frequently forgotten is America’s first sculptress, Patience Wright, who played a role in the history of art and the founding of the United States.
One summer afternoon in the early 20th century a young Trenton man lounging on the banks of the Delaware River had an overwhelming sensation that “this is not the first time I possessed a human body.”
"Humanity’s Last Stand: Confronting Global Catastrophe,” the 2021 Rutgers University Press book by Mark Schuller, offers a type of a road map through some of the difficult terrain recently experienced in our culture.
Wanted posters date at least back to the Old West, and possibly before. Detective Moises Martinez is a present day forensic composite artist with the New Jersey State Police.
Paterson is a destination for those looking for a New Jersey adventure off the beaten track — and a great spot for those obsessed with the Garden State.
Two recent books from the recent Princeton University Press catalog may not be current news or regional events. Yet, in addition to offering some unusual and thought-provoking reading, the two subjects interestingly show up in artistry connected to our area.
Gary C. Woodward argues in “The Sonic Imperative: Sound in the Age of Screens” that despite the proliferation of visuals in our culture — hence the screens in the title — hearing is the primal sense.
The College of New Jersey emeritus professor Gary C. Woodward recently turned his life-long fascination for communications work into a book that takes a sound look at hearing in a visual age.
A log house, a crime scene, and a bundle of evidence are all part of one of state’s most New Jersey-centric museums: The New Jersey State Police Museum and Learning Center.
Artist Makoto Fujimura speaks from his Belle Mead studio on his art, his faith, and the concept of beauty. His work is on view at the Morpeth Contemporary in Hopewell.
More than 16 months after it was originally scheduled the Trenton Film Festival is back on — in a virtual format — from Wednesday, August 4, through Tuesday, August 31.
A residential street in Princeton is the unlikely home of the nonprofit Shark Research Institute, which advocates for shark conservation and protection.
The College of New Jersey School of the Arts recently released “Envision US,” a catalog of an exhibition featuring members of the college’s visual art faculty.
Charles Feggans opens his novel “Miller Homes” as follows: “In this story, Miller Homes (in Trenton) is a community housing development known for warehousing low income people."
The “Chicken Soup for the Soul” publishing franchise’s recently released “I’m Speaking Now: Black Women Share Their Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage, and Hope” includes a work by Hamilton’s Chenelle Williams.
Kimberly Hess' interest in preserving and promoting the historical achievements of women includes one of her ancestors, the subject of her newly released book "A Lesser Mortal."
Ceramicist, printmaker, and hand-crafted book publisher Shellie Jacobson, of Somerset, has recently launched two new works available in both a very limited editions Press and on her website.
In Princeton, while the frenzied Brood X cicadas search for a mate, composer Donnacha Dennehy has been feeling frantic too, but not over love, over deadlines.
Art, spirituality, and pilgrimages have a long history. And while most think people think that one has to travel to Europe or Asia to find such experiences, several significant religious art sites are closer than one thinks.
Pennington-based psychologist Lise Deguire has written an autobiographical account of her disfigurement by fire and the effects it had on her life and family.
Whole World Arts, located in the MarketFair space formerly operated by Bobby’s Burger Palace, is the West Windsor Arts Council’s new exhibition space gallery, shop, and a studio for workshops and classes.
While George III is probably the best known ruler figuring into New Jersey’s history, he’s just one in a long succession of rulers — or multiple rulers — who held this region under their royal thumbs.
Dennis Rasmussen explores the founding fathers' fears for the future of democracy in his new Princeton University Press book, “Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders.”
Lynne Azarchi, the longtime director of the Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum in Ewing, is the author of the recently published book "The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to Be Kind, Respectful, and Successful."