Selected Shorts

We caught the end of very intriguing short story on public radio's "Selected Shorts" yesterday, and it turned out to be a story by Montclair author (and friend) Alice...

Manchurian Candidate?

What was that bulge in the back of his jacket?A radio receiver (to get instructions from Karl Rove)A radio receiver (for the Cubs-Reds game)A deck of cards (why not...

Missing from the Watercooler: Discussion of the Rape Case

You'd think that by now (6:49 pm Saturday), there'd be some mention of Montclair's football rape scandal on the Montclair Watercooler. If there is, it's hidden in a message...

Everybody’s a Critic

A Barista friend who went to Friday night's performance of "Forbidden Christmas or the Doctor and the Patient" at Montclair State's new Alexander Kasser Theater, sends an e-mail telling...

What, Yellow States? And Pink Ones?

With weather a balmy 60-something, it was fun to do anything outdoors, even a Tom Sawyer-esque task like painting a new playground map on the Watsessing School (above)....

A Friend Writes

We received this e-mail from a friend this morning. We asked for his permission to pass this on to our readers. He agreed, on the condition that we allow...

Debate Notes Live

George Bush is wearing the blue (state) tie. John Kerry is wearing the red (state) tie. Yes, the President really did say: "I wasn't happy when we found out there...

Charge in Montclair: Rape

The AP reports that two Montclair High School varsity football players were charged with rape today. The boys, identified as 15 and 16 in this report, were also...