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Thought-Provoking Photography Show Opens at Princeton University Art Museum

With a camera in every cell phone and a cell phone in practically every pocket, photographs are no longer what they used to be. An individual image can take on…

Riddick: Vin Diesel Reprises Role in Science Fiction Adventure

When we first met Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) in Pitch Black, the notorious criminal had been arrested by a bounty hunter and was being transported to prison when the…

Remembering Julie Harris, Elia Kazan’s Angel and James Dean’s Guiding Light

I doubt that Jimmy would ever have got through East of Eden (1955) except for an angel on our set. Her name was Julie Harris and she was goodness itself…

Art and Artifice: Study of Dutch Masters Is Evident in Terri Hood’s Photography

Gallery 14 in Hopewell begins its fall season, its 13th annual, with an exhibition of work that will transport viewers to another time. Theresa (Terri) Hood’s color photographs conjure up…

The Grandmaster: Majestic Drama Chronicles Career of Legendary Martial Arts Fighter

Yip Oi-dor (1893-1972), aka Ip Man, was a legendary martial arts teacher best remembered for some of the prominent protégés who attended his kung fu school, most notably, Bruce Lee.…

Nighthawks, Usherettes, and Shapely Secretaries: A New York Movie by Edward Hopper

When I was 15 I used to walk from Washington Square North across Sixth Avenue and down Greenwich Avenue for a midnight snack at a cozy little White Tower hamburger…

Music, Food, and Fun on the Lawn At McCarter’s Third Annual Block Party

Rain stopped long enough last week for throngs of local residents and visitors to attend McCarter Theatre’s third annual block party. The event took place under festive lantern-lit trees on…

Zimmerli Spotlights Illustrations Of Children’s Poems From China

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University reopens September 1, after an August hiatus, with an exhibition of work by beloved children’s book illustrators Jean and Mou-sien Tseng. “Maples in…

Getaway: “Taken” Meets “Speed” Meets “Ransom” in Special Effects Thriller

Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is a former racecar driver who recently moved, with his wife Leanna (Rebecca Budig), from the United States to her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria. But their…

On the Money: Front Page Fun With Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Kelly Clarkson

What’s not to like when two giants of English literature are making news in the 21st century? What’s not to like about seeing a portion of Shakespeare’s handwriting on the…