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150 Years Later — The President, The Poet, and the Master

Writing in the immediate aftermath of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, which occurred 150 years ago Tuesday, Walt Whitman refers to the fallen president as “the greatest, best, most characteristic,…

Jeanne Calo Exhibition and Sale Will Benefit Senior Resource Center

The life and artistic creativity of the late local artist Jeanne Calo will be celebrated at the Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) with an opening reception for an exhibition and…

This Homage to Paul Walker Was Worth Waiting For

  The late Paul Walker (1973-2013) was best known for playing Brian O’Conner, a charismatic lead character of the Fast and Furious series. During a break in the filming of…

On The Centenary — A Jazz Pilgrim’s Progress Leads to Billie Holiday

The other day a high school friend wrote to say that in the course of selling off his record collection he’d found an old Stan Kenton LP of mine and…

Bible Exhibition Unites Ancient Traditions And Modern Technology at Erdman Gallery

The idea of a handwritten illuminated Bible conjures up the image of a heavy leather-bound tome reverently presented for display in a glass case in some hushed library. Most of…

Poetry’s Month Begins With “Mad Men,” Wallace Stevens, and Tomas Tranströmer

One of my favorite moments in Mad Men, maybe my all time favorite, is when the craven Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) thinks he has the goods on Don Draper (Jon…

Princeton Scenes on View At Small World Coffee on Nassau

Paintings of familiar scenes around town by local artist Jay McPhillips will feature in a display of his paintings opening at Small World Coffee, 254 Nassau Street, on April 7.…

Get Hard: Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Co-Star in Politically Incorrect Comedy

  Thanks to a successful career as a hedge fund manager, James King (Will Ferrell) is living in the lap of luxury in a sprawling Bel Air mansion. Furthermore, his…

Looking for Flannery O’Connor on Her 90th Birthday — “The Dreary Chair She Sat in Glowed.”

I have a large tumor and if they don’t make haste and get rid of it, they will have to remove me and leave it. —Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) The characteristic…

Historic Photography Shines in Show Marking Pennington’s 125th Anniversary

An exhibition of historic photographs from the Hopewell Valley Historical Society’s George H. Frisbie Collection goes on show at The Pennington School’s Silva Gallery of Art Friday, March 27. “Pennington…