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Reflections on the Crown Jewel of Manhattan’s Literary Hotels

We went to the Algonquin for lunch …. We sat in a big round booth built into the wall that felt cozy like a clubhouse. —Margaret Salinger   I can’t…

Renowned Painter and Teacher Mel Leipzig Announces Retirement, Discusses Long Career

Art critic Burton Wasserman once described Mel Leipzig as “New Jersey’s greatest living painter.” Ask anyone at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), where he’s taught since 1968, and you’ll find…

Join This Creative Drama Class for Lessons in Life and Love In Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” at Intime

Explosion tag, gibberish dialogue (“goulash, goulash,” “ak mak, ak mak”), memory exercises, sharing secrets, role-playing the personas of others in the class, reenactment of past life events — the setting…

Area Exhibits 4/3/13

Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, has ceramics and water media paintings in “Patterns of Life: Pat Lange and Carol Sanzalone,” April 5-May 5. The closing tea and conversation is…

Olympus Has Fallen: Disgraced Presidential Bodyguard Redeems Himself in Thriller

While serving as the President’s (Aaron Eckhart) personal bodyguard, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) grew very close to the first family. During his tenure at the White House, the dedicated detail-oriented…

Bargain Days at Bryn Mawr, An Interrupted Conversation, and A Sunset in Trieste

With apologies to Robert Browning’s “Rabbi Ben Ezra,” but at the Bryn Mawr–Wellesley book event, “The best is yet to be, the last of the sale, for which the first…

Princeton Public Library Buzzing as Hermann Gets A-List Authors, Including Jhumpa Lahiri

At last week’s monthly meeting of the Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees, Programming Librarian Janie Hermann gave out the scoop on upcoming celebrities who will be stopping by the…

Whimsy and Insight from Local Artist Tom Kelly On View in the Gallery at the Chapin School

Local artist Thomas Kelly’s whimsical works will be on view in the exhibition “All I Have Learned, Until Now” opening at the Gallery at Chapin School on Princeton Pike on…

New Jersey Symphony Brings a Bit of Vienna to Princeton

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to both New Jersey composers and music educators this past weekend with a concert of Classical period music—touched with a bit of 20th century…

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…