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Princeton University Orchestra Unveils 2014-15 Ensemble in Concerto Performance

With a sea of musicians on the Richardson Auditorium stage, the Princeton University Orchestra launched its new season this past weekend with a concert of lush and Romantic music featuring…

The Best of Me: High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Best Seller

The true test of a good tearjerker movie is whether or not it moves you to tears. And this movie managed to make me cry in spite of myself. As…

As the Power Goes Out, Salinger’s “Franny” Puts the Dinky On the Map

Here are two thoughts about the power outage that occurred around 11 p.m. Monday night as I was writing about Princeton’s role in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey, a first…

The Judge: Downey and Duvall Make Amends in Courtroom Drama

Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a successful criminal defense attorney with a good reason to hide his humble roots. It seems he was a rebellious child who frequently landed…

“Every Little Thing” — With the Beatles in India, Songs and Stories of Rain and Shine

“They were rather war-weary during Beatles for Sale. One must remember that they’d been battered like mad throughout ’64, and much of ’63. Success is a wonderful thing, but it…

Arts Council Exhibition to Mark 25 Years Of Success for Princeton Artists Alliance

It’s been 25 years since the accomplished local painter Charles McVicker reached out to fellow Princeton artists to form The Princeton Artists Alliance (PAA). An exhibition in celebration of the…

Kill the Messenger: Jeremy Renner Is Riveting in True Tale About Investigative Journalist

In August of 1996, the San Jose Mercury News published an exposé detailing how the Central Intelligence Agency had orchestrated the importation of crack cocaine from Nicaragua and its distribution…

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…