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On the Streets of Philadelphia — Discovering the Noir Universe of David Goodis

A nondescript sign hanging above an uninviting door on a street in Philadelphia says ART, BOOKS. The door opens easily and what you see on the other side makes it feel…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

An Uneventful Movie Is a Setup for the Finale of the Series In recent years movie studios have split their adaptations of finales from young adult book series — most…

Richardson Chamber Players Presents Concert of “Divine Winds”

Richardson Chamber Players is moving into its second decade, and the ensemble has settled into a smooth-running chamber music machine. Sunday afternoon’s performance at Richardson Auditorium reaffirmed the ensemble’s mission…

Area Exhibits

Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery, Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, has film drawings and a continual film screening of works by Jerry Hirniak through December 18. www.pds.org. Artists’ Gallery,…

Opening Reception for Lambertville Artists’ Gallery Annual Holiday Show

The Artists’ Gallery at 18 Bridge Street in Lambertville will hold its 19th annual Holiday Exhibition featuring artwork by its 16 member artists from Thursday, December 4, through Sunday, February…

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…

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