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Admission: Princeton Is Setting for Film About the College Admissions Process

Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) has worked for 16 years in the admissions office at Princeton, the university regularly rated by experts as among the best in the country. Because of…

Remembering My First Bryn Mawr Book Sale and a Man Who Was Interested in Everything

My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India. —Edward Gibbon I bought no books at my first Bryn Mawr Book Sale,…

Area Exhibits 3/20/13

Art Times Two Gallery, Princeton Brain and Spine Care, 731 Alexander Road, presents “Energy in Mind: Picturing Consciousness,” works by Jennifer Cadoff, Debra Weier and Andrew Werth, through April. View…

The Croods: Cavemen Summon Up Courage to Explore in Animated Adventure

Are you better off than you were four million years ago? That’s the evolutionary question playfully posed by The Croods, a visually captivating action cartoon about a family of cave…

Perseus Slays Medusa: Greek Myth Retold, Barbara Warren Exhibition at Arts Council

Artist Barbara Warren brings together ancient Greek myth and the contemporary medium of digital photography to startling effect in her solo exhibition, “Slaying Medusa: A Greek Myth Retold Through Self-Portraits,”…

Living in Dostoevsky: Joseph Frank’s Acclaimed Biography Was Born in Princeton

In Beat Generation scripture Carl Solomon asks Allen Ginsberg, “Who are you?” to which Ginsberg instantly replies, “I’m Prince Myshkin,” asking the same of Solomon, who says, unhesitatingly, “I’m Kirilov.”…

This Year’s Concerto Winners Perform With Princeton University Orchestra

One thing the Princeton University campus has no shortage of is talented student musicians. In the second performance of concerto winners this season (winners of the 2013 Concerto Competition), the…

Area Exhibits 3/13/13

Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street, has outdoor sculpture by Mike Gyampo on view through March 30 on the Michael Graves Terrace. From March 16-April 13,…

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone: Carrey and Carell Reunite to Make Movie Magic

Back in 2003, Jim Carrey was upstaged as the title character of Bruce Almighty by scene-stealing Steve Carell who was the TV newscaster Evan Baxter. Consequently, Carrey wasn’t even around…

“Darconville’s Cat”: The Power and Glory of Vengeance Writ Fantastically Large

If this column were a film, I’d begin with a close-up of Robert Mitchum’s hands in Night of the Hunter (1955), where he plays a psychopathic preacher who has LOVE…