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On Nixon’s 100th Birthday: Charisma Had Nothing To Do With It

I’ve never been one of those charisma nuts …. I think one of the curses of the modern television age is that it puts far too much attention on appearance…

Gas Company Downplays Perils of Fracking in Eco-Drama

In 2011, a disturbing documentary called Gasland was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category. That eye opening exposé chronicled how energy companies had duped landowners in…

Beginning the New Year With Memories of Ravi Shankar

Many might ask why re-release Raga now [2010]? The answer is simple: it was a very special period of my life. —Ravi Shankar (1920-2012) The 1960s without Ravi Shankar, who…

Area Exhibits 1/2/13

Art for Healing Gallery, University Medical Center of Princeton, Route 1, Plainsboro, is showing watercolors by Joel Popadics through January. Art Times Two Gallery, Princeton Brain and Spine Care, 731…

Ex-Slave Exacts Vengeance in Tarantino Version of Spaghetti Western

There’s a good reason why nobody ever wanted to be an Indian whenever we played Cowboys and Indians as kids. That’s because the white man was invariably the hero of…

Before the Beatles There Was Sam Weller: Concluding The Year of Dickens and England

You read me Shakespeare on the  rolling Thames,  That old river poet that never, ever ends – Kate Bush “The new year belongs to England” is how I began the…

Area Exhibits 12/26/12

Art for Healing Gallery, University Medical Center of Princeton, Route 1, Plainsboro, is showing watercolors by Joel Popadics through January. Art Times Two Gallery, Princeton Brain and Spine Care, 731…

Wounded Souls Lean on Each Other in Tenderhearted Tale

Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) completely lost his temper one day when he came home early from work to find his wife Nikki (Brea Bee) naked in the shower with one…

Andrew Solomon’s Timely, Timeless Book: Embattled Families and the Work of Love

“I am glad I had kids and glad I had the kids I did,” says Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, “because the love for them — even…

Alicia Ostriker and Gerald Stern Share the Stage at Labyrinth Books

“It’s so fun to be reading with Gerry,” said poet Alicia Ostriker on Saturday afternoon at Labyrinth Books. “Gerry” was another poet, Gerald Stern, a Pittsburgh native who has written…