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American Sniper: Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic About a Sharpshooter’s Exploits

Navy Seal Chris Kyle served four tours as a sniper in Iraq between 2003 and 2008. Over the course of his dangerous deployments to Ramadi, Sadr City, Fallujah, and other…

New Year’s Hopes and Thoughts on Salinger and Cinema, Luise Rainer and the “Other Man”

On the last afternoon of 2014 I drove to Doylestown, our sister city in cinema now that the Garden and the County share the same management. As we crossed the…

Gallery 14 Showcases Two Local Photographers

A new exhibition of work by members of Hopewell’s Gallery 14 opens January 9 and runs through February 8 with an opening reception Friday January 9 from 6 to 8…

The Gambler: High-Roller Spirals Out of Control in Remake of Mob Movie

By day, Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is an English literature professor whose questionable teaching method involves berating his students by suggesting that none of them will ever amount to anything.…

Italian, Celtic, Bluegrass Music Traditions Intertwine in Guitar Concert This Friday Night

In a bit of larger-than-life advertising, local musician Bill Flemer has been promoting a concert coming to Kingston Presbyterian Church this weekend. A giant guitar on a platform, towed by…

Over the Top Over Falstaff — Into the New Year With Shakespeare and Sir John

… the brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not able to invent anything that tends to laughter, more than I invent or is invented on me: I am not…

Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at PDS Presents Work by Thaddeus Erdahl

The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School will present the work of faculty member Thaddeus Erdahl in an exhibition titled “Yes Sir No Sir This Way That.”…

Selma: Civil Rights Movie Revisits Dr. King’s Historic March in Selma

I was born in the early 50s, which means the civil rights movement unfolded during my formative years. And, like the average black kid growing up in that tumultuous era,…

On Christmas Eve: Looking for Shakespeare and Finding Dickens and Two Cats Under the Tree

Oh, now all common things become uncommon and enchanted to me. All lamps are wonderful; all rings are talismans. —Charles Dickens, from A Christmas Tree Through four decades of marriage, we’ve…

Princeton Pro Musica Presents Musical Christmas Gift of Bach

For many years, Princeton Pro Musica maintained a musical tradition of presenting Handel’s Messiah at Christmastime in Princeton. Traditions shifted a bit this year; Princeton’s Messiah offering was presented by…