Articles Posted in the Lifestyles Category

  • Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert in “Life Itself.”

    Scene on Film: ‘Life Itself’

      Rated: R By Joan Ellis You won’t find many people who live their dreams as thoroughly as Roger Ebert did. “Life Itself” is a documentary record of his joyful life, made by friends and…

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    Skywatch: Week of July 18 to 25

      By Flo Higgins Leo has a totally different attitude about love and life than a Cancer. So we find folks born from the 18th to 21st of July this year sensitive and intuitive types because they…

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    The Downtowner for the Week of July 18-24

    By Mary Ann Bourbeau Friday, July 18 Friday Night Jamz featuring singers, Christian rappers, mimes and liturgical dances, 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Church 172 Catherine St., Red Bank 732-741-3875 311 gates open at 5 p.m. Stone…

  • Eileen Chapman, manager of The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection at Monmouth University, says the popular musician has a history of performing at the university.

    The Boss: 101

      By Mary Ann Bourbeau WEST LONG BRANCH – There are countless places to gather information about Bruce Springsteen – articles, websites, books, magazines and documentaries. There is even a new online museum,, that…

  • John G. Williams and Ames Adamson in NJ Rep’s production of ‘Butler,” through Sunday.

    NJ Rep Serves Up ‘Butler’

    By Phil Dorian Rarely has a slice of history been as entertainingly – and accurately – portrayed as in “Butler,” Richard Strand’s world-premiere play now at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. The characters…

  • Visitors to the Page Museum can view the collection of fossilized skeletons of prehistoric creatures such as this Columbian Mammoth
--Courtesy Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

    LET’S GO! Gone Today, Here Tomorrow?

    By Linda McK. Stewart Maybe you too were stopped short by the illustrated cover of a  New York Times Sunday Magazine. It was captioned, ***italThe Mammoth Cometh.***END And there he (she?) was, peering out at…

  • Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightly in ”Begin Again.

    ‘Begin Again’

    Rated R By Joan Ellis There is nothing predictable about “Begin Again.” If most movies follow the complications of relationships, this one has something quite different in mind. Writer/director John Carney wants instead to explore what…

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    A Summer Wine at a Great Value

    By Nicholas Harary When we opened Restaurant Nicholas in 2000, we had 10 Viogniers on the list. Most were from Condrieu, a tiny growing region in France, whose impossibly steep, rocky slopes only contained this…

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    Skywatch: Week of July 11 – 18

      By Flo Higgins To the kind souls born this week, they are living and dealing with the wonder of handling the likes of a moonchild and a Leo. This is an awesome task for…

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    The Downtowner: Week of July 11

      By Mary Ann Bourbeau Friday, July 11 Zac Brown, 7 p.m. PNC Arts Center Exit 116, Garden State Parkway, Holmdel Tickets $43.85-$94.55   Friday through Sunday, July 11-13 Grease,” 8 p.m. July 11-12, 3 p.m.…