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Idris Is Impressive in Adaptation of Revered Icon’s Autobiography, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson “Madiba” Mandela (Idris Elba) secretly started writing his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom while still serving what he had every reason to believe would be a life sentence on…

Catcher in the Rain: Reading Rilke and Salomé, Salinger and Esmé

no one, not even the rain, has such small hands —e.e. cummings This column began during one of those steady unthreatening rainfalls when you can imagine you hear the night…

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents Dynamic Piano Soloist in Richardson Auditorium

Black Friday is principally known for early Christmas shopping, but music has its own post-Thanksgiving tradition in Princeton with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Black Friday” concert. Starting within just…

Out of the Furnace: Ex-Con Searches for Missing Sibling in Revenge Thriller

Russell Baze (Christian Bale) is stuck in a dead-end job at a rural Pennsylvania steel mill that is rumored to be closing soon. However, he’s not in a position to…

On James Agee’s Birthday: Celebrating New York Beginnings With Grace Kelly and Lou Reed

New York City, how I love you, blink your eyes and I’ll be gone just a little grain of sand. —Lou Reed (1942-2013), from “Nyc Man” If anybody starts using…

Westminster Community Orchestra Presents Performing Jewel in Beethoven Piano Concerto

The Westminster Conservatory, which houses the Westminster Community Orchestra, has within its ranks a wealth of musical talent not often heard on area public stages. The Community Orchestra and conductor…

Sequel Finds Katniss Competing in Another Death Match

The Hunger Games book trilogy has so captured the collective imagination of children the world over that it has already eclipsed Harry Potter as the best-selling children’s book series of…

Kennedy 50 Years After Dallas: A Sense of History, A Sense of Fate, A Sense of Himself

I used to have the feeling that no matter what happened I’d get through. It’s a funny thing that as long as you have that feeling you seem to get…

Works by Judy Brodsky, Peter Chapin On View At the Printmaking Center of New Jersey

An exhibition at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey (PCNJ) offers a rare chance to see works by two influential New Jersey artists who have shaped the development of printmaking…

Princeton and Yale Combine Football And Music in Concert of Choral Works

Each year at this time, Princeton takes on Yale in a football game that, for more than a century, has been bringing out the best in student competition. Over the…