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Saving Mr. Banks: Movie Recounts Disney’s Effort to Secure Rights to “Mary Poppins”

P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) was the pen name of Helen Lyndon Goff (1899-1996), the creator of the children’s classic series of Mary Poppins books. When his daughters were young, Walt Disney…

’Tis the Season for Film Noir: Winged Words on a Homeland Holiday

“The bad girls were so much fun to play …. Critics always said I acted best with a gun in my hand.” —Audrey Totter (1917-2013) When actress Audrey Totter died…

Mother Seeks Long-Lost Son in True Tale of Overwhelming Regret

Philomena Lee (Dame Judi Dench) made a big mistake as a teenager. She had sex with a boy (D.J. McGrath) whom she had just met at a carnival and became…

Over the Bridge to the Other Side — A Matter of Life and Death

Here we go again, life or death on the dreaded Williamsburg Bridge. I know to stay in the far right lane but as I come to the Brooklyn moment of…

Tasha O’Neill, Other Princeton Photographers, Celebrate Artistic License and the Land at D&R

A new exhibition of landscapes by members of the Princeton Photography Club (PPC) opens today, December 18 and runs through January 15, 2014. “Artistic License and the Land” showcases traditional…

Princeton Professor Simon Morrison Has Insights on Bolshoi Ballet Scandal

As a professor in Princeton University’s music department specializing in Russian and Soviet music and dance, Simon Morrison is an expert on the famed Bolshoi Theatre. The Moscow arts institution…

Nebraska: Father and Son Bond During Road Trip to Nebraska

Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is a 77-year-old addlepated alcoholic whose brain is so damaged that he’s convinced that he’s struck it rich after getting a mass-mailed letter announcing that the…

Looking Into “The Cairo Trilogy” Through a Half-Open Window

“You should be serious about serious things and playful when you play. There’s an hour for your Lord and an hour for your heart.” —said by Zanuba, the lute player…

Steel Ice & Stone at Trenton’s Artworks Visual Arts Center

“Steel Ice & Stone: An Experiential Sensory Exhibition,” a multi-media interactive installation by Anita Giraldo, opens at the Artworks ArtLab in Trenton this Saturday, December 14, with a reception from…

The Princeton University Orchestra Pays Tribute to Freedom in Concert

There are numerous musical ensembles on the Princeton University campus which occasionally combine for joint concerts. An unusual musical collaboration took place this past week as the University Orchestra and…