The Decemberists Return More Grounded, Less Esoteric

The Decemberists Return More Grounded, Less Esoteric

BY ADAM MCGRATH PHOTOGRAPHY BY AUTUMN DE WILDE Fans of folk rock band The Decemberists understand that the five-piece ensemble from Portland, Oregon has always been a vehicle for the particular historical fancies of songwriter and vocalist Colin Meloy. With album concepts and song titles that could populate the syllabus...
25 Years in Doylestown: Pag’s Pub and the Paganini Ristorante Family

25 Years in Doylestown: Pag’s Pub and the Paganini Ristorante Family

BY BRENDA HILLEGAS  PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL BOGER It was 1990 when Karen Slattery and Raouf Grissa first opened the doors of Paganini Ristorante in Doylestown. After meeting years before in Paris at an Italian restaurant Grissa was running at the time, the duo eventually decided that the small town charm...
Dion Hitchings is Going International with Outsider Art

Dion Hitchings is Going International with Outsider Art

BY REBECCA ROBINSON IMAGES COURTESY OF DION HITCHINGS New Jersey artist and Outsider Art Gallery proprietor, Dion Hitchings, is making his presence felt on the international art scene. Though he is influenced by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquait, Peter Max and Henride Toulouse-Lautrec, Hitchings’ style is very unique. Fresh from a show...
Max Hansen Carversville Grocery

Max Hansen Carversville Grocery

BY KYLE BAGENSTOSE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF REEDER “ They say that it’s all right to come in third place. Your home is first place, your work is second place, and third place is where you go to hang out, read your mail, and have a cup of coffee,” Hansen says....
Man Overboard: A Dedicated Band with Local Ties and Tours

Man Overboard: A Dedicated Band with Local Ties and Tours

by Brenda Hillegas Photography by Ally Newbold Man Overboard is a band known to “defend pop punk”. The South Jersey group holds true to this motto by non-stop tours filled with upbeat, pop-laced punk influenced by bands like Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, and The Promise Ring. With the one year...


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