We Feel Ill

News in this afternoon that Paul Johnson Jr., the New Jersey hostage in Saudi Arabia, was beheaded.

You Say Senior, I Say Geezer

We always love reading The Prop, who is a town councilman in an unnamed town in New Jersey. His anonymity allows him to go straight to the nut(s) of local politics. Maybe it's not...

See How Rumors Start?

We'd seen this portrait of George Bush -- made up of pictures of American soldiers killed in Iraq -- floating around the web. We heard yesterday that it's the work of local artist...

Rained on Their Parade

We hear that it poured on the graduates of Bloomfield High School tonight, forcing them to cut short their commencement ceremony. La Fem over at NJ.com's Bloomfield Forum writes: I was down at Foley Field tonight...

It’s Just the Shoes That Hurt

Our sharp-eyed art director noticed that Mattel had come out with a line of Barbie clothes for humans, so she whipped up this outfit for the Barista.

From the Clairidge to the Lost Picture Show

At a fundraising gala that included the talents of bellydancer Morgiana (left), 12 Miles West announced plans tonight to move its theatrical operations to the Robert's Lost Picture Show in downtown Bloomfield. The theater's...

Reading, Writing and… Sushi

We never knew Bloomfield was so cool. I mean, we knew that you could get great pizza there, but sushi? But not only are there several new sushi places on Broad Street, they're now teaching...

Bruce Who?

The New York Times has a column today about the Newark Museum's new Bruce Springsteen exhibit. It suggests that the Boss is becoming something of an non-entity, at least in Newark. "Bruce Springsteen? No,...

Stage Mom Edition

The Barista crossed out of the official circulation area yesterday to take her kids to auditions for "Les Miz" in Little Falls. It's the annual joint venture between Glen Ridge High School and Passaic Valley...

I Waited Until 11:54 PM and All I Got Was This Lousy Ordinance Title

Our intern Jake went to the Montclair Town Council meeting last night so you wouldn't have to. This, you may recall, was supposed to be the big meeting where the council would decide whether...