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Depp Does Barnabas Justice in Adaptation of a Soap Opera

Dark Shadows was a daytime soap opera which originally aired on ABC-TV on weekday afternoons from 1966 to 1971. What made the program unique was its gothic storyline about Barnabas…

Metropolitan Opera Star David Daniels Fills Richardson at University Concert

The counter-tenor superstar has been undergoing a relatively recent resurgence, yet much of the 17th and 18th century operas — which audiences are familiar with — were written with this…

Winners of the Town Topics Youth Poetry Contest at Communiversity

The winners of the Town Topics Communiversity Youth Poetry Contest range in age from 6 to 14, and attend Little Brook, Princeton Charter, and PDS. Poems were submitted on the…

Nature’s Scream, Earthy Angels, Musing Madonnas, and the True Complexion of Humanity

One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I  felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the…

Marvel Comic Book Superheroes Assemble to Save the Planet

The Avengers is the sixth movie in the series of Marvel Comics adaptations that was launched in 2008 with Iron Man, and quickly followed by The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man…

Area Exhibits 5/9/12

The Arts Council of Princeton at Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, presents “Transient Spaces” in remembrance of Herban Garden, Writers Block, and Quark Park through June…

Bicentenary Update: Dickens Bows Out With a Masterful Chapter

When the eldest of Charles Dickens’s ten children, 33-year-old Charley, looked in on him less than a week before the author’s death on June 9, 1870, Dickens was “writing very…

Princeton University Orchestra Presents 20th Century Giants in Season’s Last Concert

Princeton University Orchestra’s annual Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concerts are a celebration from many standpoints. Besides honoring a former member of the orchestra, these concerts also celebrate the graduating seniors…

Wedding Delays Strain Relationship in Romantic Comedy

This underwhelming movie has been heavily promoted as being “From the producer of Bridesmaids,” thereby implying that Judd Apatow has a golden touch that ensures the success of any movie…

Area Exhibits 5/2/12

The Arts Council of Princeton at Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, opens “Transient Spaces” May 3. The show is in remembrance of Herban Garden, Writers Block,…