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“John Keats Still Writes Poetry”: The Birthday Poet and Princeton’s Prodigious Encyclopedia

A Poet is the most unpoetical of any thing in existence …. —John Keats in letter, Oct 27, 1818 Finally I’ve found an occasion worthy of a column on The…

Princeton Pro Musica’s New Artistic Director Presents Concert of Music by Bach and Mozart

Thirty-three years is a long time for a chorus to be under the leadership of one person, and when the reins change hands, there are surely adjustments all the way…

Hero Pilot Participates in Cover-Up in Legal Thriller

Co-pilot Ken Evans (Brian Geraghty) is at the helm of SouthJet Flight 227 from Orlando to Atlanta because the plane’s captain, Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), has passed out after a…

Breaking Blue, Breaking Red: Springsteen, Obama, and the Christie Paradox

“No one is beyond the reach of Bruce!” —Governor Chris Christie The day after the second debate I’m at the library to return the DVD of Season 3 of Breaking…

Area Exhibits 10/24/12

Alfa Art Gallery at George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, presents “The Message,” a solo exhibition by Vesselin Kourtev, through November 20. Visit www.AlfaArt.org. Art for Healing Gallery,…

Halle and Hanks Co-Star in Adaptation of Science Fiction Bestseller

Based on David Mitchell’s novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas offers an intriguing and visually captivating cinematic experience that’s well worth seeing, if only for its unorthodox narrative. However,…

Cardinals, Cats, and Rally Squirrels: Learning to Like La Russa

Game 4 of the 2011 National League Division Series was do or die for St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony La Russa. None of his players knew it, but La Russa…

Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s Princeton Premiere A Great Success in Richardson Auditorium

Music aficionados in this area tend to think of New York City when venturing out of home range for high-quality performances, however, equally high level (and often less expensive) ensembles…

Area Exhibits 10/17/12

Alfa Art Gallery at George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, presents “The Message,” a solo exhibition by Vesselin Kourtev, through November 20. Visit www.Alfa Art.org. Art Times Two…

Espionage Thriller Recounts Diplomats’ Daring Escape From Iran

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States embassy in Teheran, taking 52 Americans hostage with the intent to exchange them for the recently deposed Shah. What ensued…