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 “What We Stay Alive For” — Robin Williams Gave Us His Joy

Poetry, beauty, romance, love — these are what we stay alive for. —Robin Williams as John Keating In Peter Weir’s Dead Poet’s Society (1989) a prep school English teacher played…

If I Stay: A Life Hangs in the Balance in Adaptation of Bittersweet Bestseller

Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a bright 17-year-old young woman full of the bloom of youth. Between playing the cello for pleasure and dating the boy of her dreams…

In the Center of the Storm — Walton Goggins and “The Shield” 

To be in the center of that storm, what greater honor could a person have? —Walton Goggins You may think you’re delving into the past when you sort through old…

Photography by Wendy Paton On View at Michener Art Museum

An installation of 70 gelatin silver prints by Wendy Paton are on view in “Wendy Paton: Nuit Blanche” at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown from Saturday, August…

NJ Shakespeare Theatre Stages Bawdy 1610 Ben Jonson Farce; “The Alchemist” Exposes Greed, Lust, Con Men, and Their Dupes

“O Rare Ben Jonson!” reads the epitaph on the tomb, in London’s Westminster Abbey, of the great Elizabethan and Jacobean poet and playwright. Though Jonson is considered, along with Shakespeare,…

Into the Storm: Tornado Wreaks Havoc on Oklahoma Town in Disaster Film

The skies are serene over Silverton, Oklahoma, with no reminder of the fact that four people recently perished in a deadly tornado that touched down in a neighboring city. So,…

The Beatles and “A Hard Day’s Night” — Fifty Golden Years Making the World a More Companionable Place

When the closing credits of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood came on the screen at Princeton’s new community cinema Friday, people applauded. The Garden was full to overflowing, an extraordinary turn-out on…

Hillbilly Hokum and 1950s Shenanigans in Dogpatch, USA, As Kelsey Theatre Stages Rousing Musical, “Li’l Abner”

It’s “a typical day in Dogpatch, USA,” which means that the menfolk are doing a lot of sleeping, fishing, swapping lies, making Kickapoo Joy Juice moonshine and collecting unemployment, while…

Calvary: Vengeful Parishioner Threatens Priest in Irish Morality Play

While listening to confessions in church one day, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) receives the shock of his life. A disturbed man recounts in lurid detail, how, as a child,…

Of Mice and Men and Player Poets — Alec Guinness at 100 

An actor is an interpreter of other men’s words, often a soul which wishes to reveal itself to the world but dare not, a craftsman, a bag of tricks, a…

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