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

Clothes Up and Personal: Portraits of Four Fashion Designers

By Melisa Gerecci Iridescent batwing sleeves billow like soap bubbles around a model’s arms. Thousands of ruby-colored sequins form a funky turtleneck for another model. Viewed from a back-row seat, rubber wedding dresses look like lace. Up front, a woman perches in a smoke-gray, pinstriped suit. It’s a warm October evening in pre-Covid times. Shadows of a 17th-century church dance with a jaunty art deco … Continue reading Clothes Up and Personal: Portraits of Four Fashion Designers