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There’s a World of Wackiness With a Dash of the Grotesque In “Fuddy Meers,” Absurdist Family Comedy at Theatre Intime

Imagine waking up every morning with no memory of your past, your identity, or your current life. Each day is a new start and a struggle to discover who you…

An Old Friend, the Brentano String Quartet Opens University’s 2013-14 Music Season

The Princeton University department of music launched its 2013-14 season last Friday night with an old friend. The Brentano String Quartet, Performers-in-Residence at the University, set an elegant and precise…

Rush: Race Car Drama Recounts Death-Defying Racing Rivalry

In the 70s two racecar drivers, who were as different from each other as Dudley Do-Right and Snidely Whiplash, became adversaries on the Formula 1 race car circuit. England’s James…

Thomas Wolfe and Maxwell Perkins, Honored Guests at This Year’s Book Sale

My friend, the editor, has likened his own function at this painful time to that of a man who is trying to hang onto the fin of a plunging whale.…

Ben Colbert’s Minimalist Landscapes On View at PTS Erdman Center Gallery

“Serenity” is the word that springs to mind when viewing Ben Colbert’s “linear landscapes” at the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Erdman Gallery in Princeton. The artist’s one man show, “Beyond the…

Times of Trenton Photographer’s Exhibition Opens in Chapin School Gallery

The Gallery at Chapin School will feature work by Michael Mancuso, photo journalist for the Times of Trenton, in an exhibition entitled “Weather or Not.” The show will run from…

Baggage Claim: Stewardess Frantically Searches for Mr. Right in Romantic Comedy

Montana Moore (Paula Patton) has a problem. The pretty stewardess is practically 30-years-old, the age at which her mother (Jenifer Lewis) insists any young lady must be married in order…

Director From Zimbabwe Theater Finds “Magic” at McCarter

If Patience Tawengwa could lift McCarter Theatre from it’s perch on University Place and deposit it in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she co-directs a dramatic arts organization called Almasi, she would…

Thomas Pynchon With the Wind in His Sails: In “Bleeding Edge” New York Is “The Real Story”

Thirty chapters into Thomas Pynchon’s new novel, Bleeding Edge (Penguin $28.95 ), the familiar voice that has been riffing on “ghost stops on abandoned subway lines” and girls “whose fashion…

Hetty Baiz Animal Portraits On View at Bernstein Gallery

A dozen large scale paintings by local artist Hetty Baiz comprise the exhibition, “Nonhuman Animals: Eat, Test, Love,” the first of this year’s season at the Woodrow Wilson School’s Bernstein…