Trevor Noah

‘The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah talks about his book at Montclair Literary Festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThirty-three years old may seem a little young to write a memoir.But it depends on the life.Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was born in 1984, during Apartheid in...
Big Read

Montclair reads together in ‘Big Read’

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsFor Tayari Jones, one of the best things about the Big Read is that it’s “hyper-local.” The Rutgers professor’s book “Silver Sparrow” has been chosen as the adult Big Read title in...

College Women’s Club of Montclair holds book sale

The semi-annual sale of used books and music sponsored by the College Women’s Club of Montclair opens officially today and continues through April 9.The sale features books, LPs, CDs, DVDs, audio- and videotapes, sheet...
Literary Festival

Celebrating written words: Montclair Literary Festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Film Festival has a lot to answer for.In a good way.New arts organizations are popping up, and the success of the Montclair Film Festival usually gets mentioned as part of...
Kline

Montclair’s Christina Baker Kline talks Christina

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsSome portraits ask questions: What is behind Mona Lisa’s smile? Another: What is Christina thinking as she looks up at the house and barn? “Christina,” Anna Christina Olson, is the woman in Andrew Wyeth’s...

‘There once was a girl from Montclair…’

We asked, you answered. In honor of the day that’s in it, as they say, we asked you to send us your best limerick. Limericks are, according to Wikipedia, “a form of poetry in five-line,...
Teresa Vega

Montclair Public Library: Teresa Vega on saving a sacred space

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThere has been a rash of attacks on Jewish cemeteries in the U.S. in recent weeks, in which hundreds of headstones have been knocked over.Genealogist Teresa Vega takes that news to heart.“It’s...
Mark

Montclair Public Library: Mark Kurlansky to speak about Cuba

On Thursday, March 23, the Montclair Public Library and its Foundation will present “Cuba, Past and Present,” the latest in the Open Book/Open Mind series of author events. Mark Kurlansky will talk about his...
Wheeler

Montclair Public Library hosts ‘Weird NJ’ author Wheeler Antabanez

Montclair author and longtime “Weird NJ” correspondent Wheeler Antabanez will speak at the Montclair PublicLibrary, 50 South Fullerton Ave., on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Antabanez will speak about his book “The Old...
Chieftains

55 years and feeling the buzz: The Chieftains come to NJPAC

BY GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsOn a distant planet, somewhere, someone may be listening to the the uillean (pronounced “illin”) pipes, accompanied by the insistent sound of the goat-skin drum the bodhrán (“bahran”), and believe it to...