A violent accident. A public face-off. A literary ghost. The material is rich, diverse, sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, and always true. And you're invited to witness it all. On Saturday, June 8, the MAPSO Storytelling Show (a portmanteau for the towns of Maplewood and South Orange, for you out-of-towners) will return to the Burgdorff Cultural … Continue reading Will Maplewood Become The Next Hotbed for ‘Moth-Style’ Storytelling?
INTERVIEW: Yes Brings 50th Anniversary Tour to Wellmont Theater on July 7
The late 1960s was a pivotal and provocative time for rock 'n' roll. Bob Dylan went electric. The Beatles were poised to break up. Psychedelic rock pushed counterculture boundaries. Musicians began to reconfigure the more traditional sounds of their instruments with the use of new technology. Rock 'n' roll borrowed from classical and jazz music. … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Yes Brings 50th Anniversary Tour to Wellmont Theater on July 7
Saturday Night Fever And The Double-Decker Slice Fallacy
There's Tony Manero with his classic swagger walking down 86th Street in Bensonhurst. There's Tony Manero in the shadows of the elevated subway, the 20th Avenue stop just over his head. There's Tony Manero swinging a can of Carnival paint in his left hand. Such are the opening credits of the 1977 movie classic Saturday … Continue reading Saturday Night Fever And The Double-Decker Slice Fallacy
Should We Mourn The Piteous, Piercing Death Of The Monopoly Thimble?
We regret to announce the death of the Monopoly thimble. Born in 1935, the aesthetically pleasing and protective finger cone was snuffed out in 2017 at the young age of 82. No longer will you be able to safely land on "Just Visting" without the risk of being stabbed in your index finger (or the middle … Continue reading Should We Mourn The Piteous, Piercing Death Of The Monopoly Thimble?