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Walking the Earth With Wallace Stevens, The Poet of Our Climate

I thought on the train how utterly we have forsaken the Earth, in the sense of excluding it from our thoughts. There are but few who consider its physical hugeness,…

Photography Exhibition at Library Argues For Change in Utility Wiring

Who hasn’t looked with sadness, even horror, at some roadside tree misshapen by utility companies into a v-shaped caricature of its former self. Perhaps you might have wondered about the…

“Red,” Mark Rothko Bio-Drama by John Logan, Opens Intime Season, Fuses Worlds of Abstract Expressionism and Intense Human Drama

In 1958, Mark Rothko, in his mid-50s, vastly successful and in the final years of transition towards abstraction in his painting, undertook one of the most prestigious and lucrative commissions…

The Princeton Singers Celebrate 30 Years With a “Dream Concert”

A 30-year history is an accomplishment, whether in a job, residence, or membership in a club. In the case of The Princeton Singers, a 30-year history has meant growth from…

The Equalizer: Denzel is a Vigilante in Adaptation of 80s TV Series

On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a pleasant hail fellow well met person. By day, the affable widower works as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where…

On Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthday: “Some Day You’ll Be Old Enough to Read This”

Among American writers, my mother favored Scott Fitzgerald, who was born on September 24, 1896, and died December 21, 1940. A hundred years ago this month he was starting his…

Arts Council Mural Evokes Historic Underground Railroad

It’s not visible from Witherspoon Street, so you’ll have to look behind the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center building to discover the brightly-colored mural that was painted there…

The Pairing of Music and Literature Reach New Height With Roth’s and Pärt’s Works

On paper it probably sounded so simple: a narrator reads from literature while a string quartet plays music suitable to the text. This type of concert fits in well with…

Hector and the Search for Happiness: Road Comedy Chronicles Eccentric Psychiatrist’s Quest for Joy

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a funny duck. The eccentric neat freak is lucky to have a girlfriend like Clara (Rosamund Pike) who’s willing to put up with his odd requests,…

Princeton University’s Music Department Unveils So– Percussion, Its New Resident Ensemble

Princeton University is steeped in tradition, as is classical music, but music is a continually evolving medium. Well into the second decade of the 21st century, the University’s department of…