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.

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      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.

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      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."

      Preservation New Jersey’s recently released 2021 list of important state structures that need to be watched for damage or destruction included one important to the New Jersey arts community, the Shahn House & Studio in Roosevelt.

      The Arts Council of Princeton is making a trial run of what can be a significant annual event, Bloomsday.Held around the world on June 16, Bloomsday takes its name from Leopold Bloom, the central character in James Joyce’s influential 20th century novel “Ulysses.”

      The following section from the story “A Bridge to the Other Side: Hauntings in Roebling” from the book “Ghosts of Burlington County” provides a sample of the series of New Jersey Ghost books published by Haunted America

      Cynthia Lamb’s book “Brigid’s Charge,” a name and title that provided no obvious clue related to New Jersey’s favorite mythic monster, is in fact a book about the monster written by a descendant of the Leeds family itself

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      A pack of five New Jersey ghost books sent by Haunted America, a division of The History Press, may be just the way to engage in some light — yet imaginative and informative — summer reading.

      It’s been a difficult season for cultural organizations and event planners to figure out what was possible and with many continuing to protect audiences by going remote and others cautiously planning live events with an eye toward social distancing, the basic message is that show goes on.

      The crowd at a past Jersey Fresh Jam

      “In the sneaker culture to reintroduce a sneaker is a big deal,” says artist Dez FlyKickz in her Trenton studio as she prepares for her first solo exhibition at Trenton Social, the city restaurant with a gallery space used for monthly shows and openings.

      The controversial OK sculpture that inspired the “OK Trenton Project”

      Outside the 1911 Smoke House

      Princeton-based Duncan, who recently died at the age of 93, hit pay dirt as a producer of the 1971 major Broadway musical, “Godspell”

      Sculptor Kate Graves is known for her depictions of sturgeon and various Trenton scenes, but she has also made a name as a creator of memorials.

      Michelle Schragger stands in the front room of her early 19th century home on Main Street in Pennington and gestures to a large space between a coffee table and fireplace hearth extension, both covered with materials of various brightness and texture.

      “This short book grew out of conversations I had with friends about my creative journey and how I expanded my boundaries in my art and more importantly in my life expression,” writes Skillman-based sculptor and graphic artist Don Campbell in his book “Creativity: It’s Not What You Think.”