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Hello Goodbye Alexandria: A Five-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cavafy’s City

In the loose living of my early years the impulses of my poetry were shaped, the boundaries of my art were plotted. —C.F. Cavafy, from “Understanding” (1915) Monday was a…

Ceramicist Hideaki Miyamura in Morven’s May Celebration of Art, Crafts and Garden

If April is Communiversity, May is Morven. Coming on the heels of last weekend’s town-wide festival, this weekend’s “Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft, and Garden” promises a…

Princeton University Orchestra, Glee Club Join to Perform Works by Poulenc and Ravel

The two works performed in the Princeton University Orchestra’s concerts this past weekend paid particular tribute to the performance’s honoree — former orchestra percussionist Stuart B. Mindlin. The music of…

The Big Wedding: A-List Cast Can’t Save Atrocious Adaptation of French Farce

This picture is such a disaster that it’s hard to decide where to start in critiquing it. I could talk about how it is just the latest case of Hollywood…

Exhibition of Sacred Art at Erdman Center Offers Glimpse of Byzantine Iconology

God really is in the details in an exhibition of icons currently on view at the Erdman Center Gallery in Princeton. The icons are by master iconographers and advanced apprentices…

Up the Hill and Over the Top With Berlioz, Jack Nicholson, and Sir Colin Davis (1927-2013)

I had just never heard music like that. I never heard melodies that wafted away and came back to earth a long way off. —Colin Davis on first hearing Berlioz…

Dryden Ensemble Journeys Back in Time To Music and Ambience of Versailles’ Court

Music scholars have long recognized that music is more than the notes on the page; composers write within the context of their lives and what is happening around them. The…

Pain & Gain: Bay’s Film Recreates a Real-Life Kidnapping Plot

Michael Bay is a director who has been associated with mindless stunt filled action films such as Armageddon, Bad Boys, and the Transformers series. His latest offering, however, Pain &…

In the Month of His Birth, A Little Touch of Shakespeare in the Night

Shakespeare, he’s in the alley with his pointed shoes and his bells …. —Bob Dylan You read me Shakespeare on the rolling Thames, that old river poet who never, ever…

Princeton University Student Filmmakers Explore Housing Problems in Trenton

For the course “Documentary Film and the City,” Princeton University Urban Studies students have a ready-made laboratory less than 15 miles away: Trenton. The capital city is a gold mine…