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Poe’s Precipice of the Perverse: Hitchcock Takes the Plunge in “Vertigo”

I suggest that Hitchcock belongs —and why classify him at all? — among such artists of anxiety as Kafka, Dostoevsky, and Poe. —François Truffaut According to a 2012 critics poll…

One Show: Three Artists, Brodsky, Leipzig, Naar Share Wallspace at Romano Gallery in Blairstown

Paintings and drawings by three renowned local artists will be on display at the Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts at Blair Academy in Blairstown. The show is an opportunity to…

The Dryden Ensemble Opened Its 20th Anniversary Season With Collaborative Effort

One of Princeton’s most resilient instrumental ensembles is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year — through all the economic ups and down over the past two decades, The Dryden Ensemble…

Interstellar: Astronauts Seek Alternate for Earth in Post-Apocalyptic Adventure

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors, and four of his pictures have made my annual Top Ten List; including Memento, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and Insomnia. However,…

“Too Young To Have Ever Lived” — Fliers Sporting With Life and Death in the Great War

As Princeton resident and professor emeritus Samuel Hynes demonstrates in The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War (Farrar Straus and Giroux $26), the romance of being a…

D&R Greenway Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Mounts New Show of Botanicals by Local Artists

If you haven’t been to the D&R Greenway Land Trust’s galleries of late, a new exhibition opening this Friday, November 14, is sure to entice old friends and new visitors…

“Violent Delights Have Violent Ends” at Theatre Intime, In Modern-Dress Staging of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Near the end of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Duke Theseus offers his bride Hippolyta a witty and wise critique of the play-within-the-play that they are watching. “The best in…

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Opens Princeton Series With Music of Vienna

In the past two weeks, two very different piano soloists have tackled very different works on the Richardson Auditorium stage. Last week, 19th century musical pathos and drama was shown…

Whiplash: Prodigy and Professor Square-Off in Mesmerizing Drama

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) got more than he bargained for when he entered mythical Shaffer Conservatory. The prodigy had expected that the best music school in the country would…

On Being Haunted: Jack Bruce, Jack Huston, and the “We’re Going Wrong” “Boardwalk Empire” Blues

People are so in love with Richard, but he’s killed like 89 people! —Terence Winter on Boardwalk Empire’s Richard Harrow What’s haunting me this Halloween season is the singing of…

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