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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Tony Auth Is Subject of Retrospective at the Michener

“I read widely and comment on things that rise to some sort of level where my alarms go off,” said political cartoonist Tony Auth in a recent interview. The fruits…

Alien-Fighting Series Revived for Time-Travel Finale

One sign that scriptwriters have run out of fresh ideas is when they recycle the time-travel theme in order to extend a film series. This approach has been employed over…

Area Exhibits 5/30/12

Art All Night, at Roebling Wire Works, 675 South Broad Street, Trenton, starts Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. Artists of all ages and levels are invited to…

Princeton Pro Musica Says Farewell to Ms. Slade With the Glories of Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Thirty-three years, or a third of a century, is a long time in any organization’s history. In her pre-concert remarks, Princeton Pro Musica Artistic Director Frances Fowler Slade commented that…

Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” Born in a Shack on Princeton Ridge

Not since Byron awoke one morning to find himself famous has there been such an example of worldwide celebrity won in a day by a book. —New York Evening World…

Area Exhibits 5/23/12

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…

International Armada Defends Earth From Aliens in Naval Showdown

Though ostensibly inspired by the Hasbro board game of the same name, Battleship is a special effects driven science fiction adventure that has more in common with blockbusters like Armageddon…

The World Premiere of “Are You There, McPhee?” Opens at McCarter; With Plays Within Plays and a Wildly Absurdist Memory Journey

At a New York City party the guests are telling stories in the opening scene of John Guare’s new play Are You There, McPhee? at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre. Edmund “Mundie”…

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Mother’s Day In Impressionistic Style

To close its 2011-12 season, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra presented musical roses — two light airy flowers and one sturdy plant with solid roots. It no doubt was very difficult…

Outside Over Here and There With Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)

In May 1981, Maurice Sendak, who died at the age of 83 on May 8, confided to his journal: “I hate May, everything seems to begin and end in May.…