“Rethinking Language”

By Keishla Rivera-Lopez I’ve been thinking about howwe learn to cook as children,and how it mirrors the way we learn our language. There are noclassrooms or signs of formality.The experience is peppered in mistakes and being. But once a potproduces food, no one asks if you’d had prescribed training, or if you consulted with a chef. No, there is none of that. The people just eat. They enjoythe delectable food. … Continue reading “Rethinking Language”

Where to get Veggie Burgers in (and around) Newark

By Anastasia Bez As a vegetarian, this is a list that I wish existed when I first moved to Newark. While expansive, this is not definitive and may be updated. I have a bias towards vegetable patties instead of imitation meat burgers (i.e. Beyond or Impossible patties). The ‘Boca Burgers’ of my childhood are no longer default! After spending the last year making my own … Continue reading Where to get Veggie Burgers in (and around) Newark

Mixology: Manny Faces

DJ, podcaster and journalist, Manny Faces has been an advocate for Hip-Hop music in the NYC area for years. In Newark, you may know him from Sunday R&B Brunch at Marcus B&P, or as co-host of the Brick City Comedy Revue. We’re sad to lose him to Atlanta (where he will be closer to family), but happy to hear he’ll keep broadcasting and spinning tunes … Continue reading Mixology: Manny Faces

Her Name…

By Lawrence Krayn I was sweaty. With the dryness under my eyelids a dull constant aching, I glanced toward the radiator in her bedroom. It was under a fogged-up window, humming unstably. A steady flow of dry air continued to be released, turning my sinuses into barren scorches. Shit, it was hot. I wished the damn thing had a thermostat instead of just a dusty … Continue reading Her Name…

Opening Up: New Food, Drink and Retail

The pandemic was a huge economic and social disruption, but Newark’s service and retail options have continued to grow. Here’s a quick rundown of our picks for what’s new in Newark. Boss Blend Coffee This Afro-Latina-owned small-batch coffee shop and art space is a great new addition to the emerging caffeine scene on Halsey Street. Grab a coffee during the day and check out one … Continue reading Opening Up: New Food, Drink and Retail

Interview with Kevin Sampson

Kevin Blythe Sampson is a retired police officer and award-winning artist whose work has been featured at the Carnegie Museum, Mariposa Museum, The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, the Edlin Gallery and Newark Museum of Art. The following is our conversation with him about art and life in Newark. Where are you from originally?  What brought you to … Continue reading Interview with Kevin Sampson

Opinion: Newark Needs to Focus on Small-Scale Development

By Chris Kok Newark is going through a development spurt. Downtown and the Ironbound are seeing large scale construction, while a scattering of smaller scale development is occurring throughout the other neighborhoods of the city. Downtown, in particular, saw thousands of units come onto the market in the past decade: Teacher’s Village, the Hahne Building, One Theater Square, and the Walker House. Likewise, new mid-rise … Continue reading Opinion: Newark Needs to Focus on Small-Scale Development

Newark Writer’s Bloc

From Philip Roth to Amiri Baraka, Newark has always been a city where writers work and thrive. Here are three short profiles of local authors who are keeping Newark’s literary tradition alive with their nationally renowned works. Having money problems? Forest Hill resident, NAACP Image Award Nominee, and the first Black woman to be featured alone on the cover of Money Magazine, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” … Continue reading Newark Writer’s Bloc