Binge TV: The Handmaid's Tale - Sex, Gender, Dystopia

Examine discourses of language, power, gender, and sexuality by watching and discussing Hulu’s grueling adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s "The Handmaid’s Tale." We will unpack how elements of Atwood’s patriarchy are reflected in present-day discourses of romance, economy, and the female body.

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Tue, February 12
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Add to My Calendar 02/12/2019 7:00pm 02/13/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Binge TV: The Handmaid's Tale - Sex, Gender, Dystopia

Examine discourses of language, power, gender, and sexuality by watching and discussing Hulu’s grueling adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s "The Handmaid’s Tale." We will unpack how elements of Atwood’s patriarchy are reflected in present-day discourses of romance, economy, and the female body.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

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50 South Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Bloomfield Councilwoman Mundell, Mayor Venezia to Host 1st Ward Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at the Bloomfield Library at 7pm

February 28, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell will be hosting a Community meeting on Tuesday, March 3 along with Mayor Michael Venezia at the Bloomfield Public Library beginning at 7pm. These meetings serve as a way to meet with residents in an informal setting, allowing for a strengthened relationship with the community. 

“I want to thank Councilwoman ...

Bloomfield’s Online Street Sign Auction Continues Monday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield is holding another online street sign auction next week to allow residents to own small pieces of Bloomfield’s history. The Township replaced all street signs in town over the past year, and rather than throw away the old signs, wanted to make sure residents interested in Bloomfield history could claim signs of their choosing. 

The ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

Belleville Store Sells $150,000 Powerball Winner

February 27, 2020

BELLEVILLE, NJ-- According to the NJ Lottery, two New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, Feb. 26, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those tickets was purchased with Powerplay, multiplying the prize to $150,000. The local winning ticket from Wednesday night’s ...

Newark's Top Cop Warns Suburbanites to Lock Their Cars

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Public Safety Director said he believes criminal incidents in Newark can be reduced if people living in the suburbs would be more diligent in locking their vehicles and taking the key fobs with them after parking.

“Cars are being stolen from the suburbs and surrounding cities are being used in criminal incidents in Newark,” Director ...

Coronavirus Canceled Couple’s Cruise Wedding. NJ Town Stepping in to Rescue it

February 28, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — A South Jersey couple who had to call off their cruise wedding when the worldwide coronavirus outbreak required their guests obtain passports at the last minute has a second shot at keeping their nuptials on schedule thanks to a downtown business.

Daniela Kenmure, 29, and Joclyn Kirchner, 28, had booked a Norwegian Line cruise for their wedding but the cruise company ...

Paul McCartney is Here, There and Everywhere - In New Jersey

METUCHEN, NJ  - Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close.

The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County.

The residents who happened to be strolling down Main Street on Sunday afternoon were stunned at the sight of the former Beatle, ...

New Jersey Date Night: 4 Fun Cooking Schools

February 25, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes even the most adventurous Garden State couple just wants to keep it super laid back, cozy and at home. The choice for date night simplicity can lead to a most fear-instilling question … What’s for dinner?

Not all of us are good in the kitchen. Learning a few cooking skills and ...

Body Cameras For All Crossing Guards

February 24, 2020

(The following Letter to the Editor regarding an alleged incident at the corner of East Passaic and Coeyman Avenues in Bloomfield on February 6 was edited for length and clarity.)

Three lives were almost lost Thursday morning, February 6, at the careless hands of a bus driver who had sped through a yellow light on wet roads only feet from a school bus stop (at the corner of East Passaic and ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 27, 2020

ON THE RAILS – It should be a quieter, tamer “Walk to Washington” today, following a number of warnings, hard alcohol bans, hotline numbers, increased security and other assurances that train riders will behave themselves. Sure, for most riders who don’t get plastered and attempt to sexually assault others, it all seems a little overkill. But something certainly had to be ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Fred Aun of TAPinto Roxbury

The featured TAPinto franchisee for February 2020 is veteran journalist Fred J. Aun, owner/publisher of TAPinto Roxbury.  Fred's career as a journalist spans nearly 40 years and includes full-time reporting positions at five publications. He spent about 20 years with The Star-Ledger/NJ.com before moving to Ziff Davis Media and a decade of freelancing.      

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Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)

 

Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Theresa Venezia Presented With NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award

February 21, 2020

Theresa Venezia, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Van Der Wende Properties has won the 2019 New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award.  This prestigious award recognizes members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.

"It's been my honor and privilege to serve my community and the communities that surround Bloomfield. I would like to thank all ...

Gas Lamp Players presents Mamma Mia!

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Mamma Mia! has proven its popularity world-wide as both a musical, and then a film. Propelled by the ...

New Form 1040-SR, alternative filing option available for seniors

The Internal Revenue Service wants seniors to know about the availability of a new tax form, Form 1040-SR, featuring larger print and a standard deduction chart with a goal of making it easier for older Americans to read and use.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 required the IRS to create a tax form for seniors. Taxpayers age 65 or older now have the option to use Form 1040-SR, U.S. Tax ...

Obituaries

Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...