The Pope is Dead

The bells are tolling in Vatican Square as Catholic pilgrims listen to the official announcement of the Pontiff's death.

Weekend Train Service & Worms

Talk of Montclair's weekend train service resurfaced this weekend on the Watercooler, with a post from a Coolerista Joe Borak, "who has -- and still has" extensive involvement regarding the Montclair Connection and current...

Lotions, Potions and More

Not that we need a season to start thinking about beauty products, but here’s what’s on our radar screen for spring. Baristaville is home to an abundance of top-notch beauty secrets – here’s a...

Is This A Joke?

No, this is serious. Back to news, gossip and local trivial pursuits at Baristanet. Thanks for letting us have a little fun yesterday (actually we always have fun, but yesterday was more than usual)....

You’ve Got to Love a Small-Town Talent Show

Or at least this picture. The dancers in the swan skirts won second place in the the Glen Ridge talent show Friday night. But what were the girls in blue whispering about?

Guffman Coming to Talent Show

The Glen Ridge Talent Show will be tonight, and the organizers promise "Dancers, Soloists, Jugglers, Pianists and Much more!" All that talent in one room gives us the shivers, but there's an extra bit...

Benevolent Despots Disband

The 1000-plus-members-strong Montclair Watercooler suffered a major setback today when its moderators, dubbed the Benevolent Despots or BDs, went on strike. None of the BDs would comment on the record to Barista, but sources...

Natural Schmatural

Bobbi Brown's beauty evolution turned revolution this week when the muted mistress of the "natural look" pumped up the volume by announcing a new line of spring lipstick colors, highlighted by Razzle-Dazzle Red...

Bloomfield Invasion

We thought we were on top of things when we reported about eminent domain problems concerning Bloomfield's redevelopment plan for downtown. What we hadn't anticipated was another movement afoot in Glen Ridge to...

Calendar Girls

You saw the movie, now the idea has taken off in Montclair. Seems a group of enterprising real estate agents decided to pool their photos and put together a calendar. ...