Author Archives: Mark and Mark

The Tiger Lady of Jackson

These days everybody seems to be talking about the Netflix documentary series ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ and the eccentric character known as ‘Joe Exotic’. The series focuses on the little-known but deeply interconnected society of big cat conservationists and collectors in America, exploring the private zoos and sanctuaries they’ve set up for these unusual and deadly pets. Long before anyone ever heard of Mr. Exotic though, there was a real life Tiger Lady raising 450 pound Bengal tigers and terrifying local resident in the suburbs of Jackson, NJ. Continue reading

2020 Subscriptions Available NOW!

Subscribe to your favorite magazine for 2020! That’s right, Weird NJ issues #54 and #55 can be delivered right to your door in May and October of 2020. (Current and recent issues can be purchased HERE.) We collect stories about New … Continue reading

Weird Gear Galore!

Now you can have all of your favorite Weird NJ icons on all kinds of cool new Weird Wear, like Tee Shirts, Girls Tees, Sweatshirts, Long Sleeve Tees, Hoodies, Unisex Tanks, Kids Tees, Tie Dyes or Onesies! All are available in all sizes and … Continue reading

Newark’s Steam Powered Robo-Man

These days there’s a popular fashion or “cosplay” fad known a “Steampunk.” Steampunk is based on the idea of futuristic technology existing in the past, usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of … Continue reading

AUDIO: The Ghost of Annie’s Road

A Weird NJ audio story told by Mark Moran with sound collage by Clay Pigeon. One of a series of Waking Weird episodes which can be heard broadcast live every Monday at 8:39 am (EST) at WFMU-FM and WFMU.org. Hear … Continue reading

Weird NJ Audio Stories

Hey, You Wanna Hear a Weird Story? Weird NJ has taken to the airwaves! We’ve started a series of radio episodes called “Waking Weird” which can be heard broadcast live on WFMU’s Wake & Bake program every Monday at 8:39 … Continue reading

Thomas Edison’s Spirit Phone

Few people would argue with the opinion that Thomas A. Edison is one of the most influential figures of the past hundred years.  Just try to imagine the Twentieth Century without recorded sound, motion pictures, or even electric light, and … Continue reading