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Vol. LXIV, No. 46
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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FORGET THE FROSTED FLAKES: Former Food and Drug Commissioner David Kessler (left), joined nutritionist Marion Nestle (right) in a panel moderated by former New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl (center) to talk about “The Politics of Food and Health Care.”

Too Many Calories Say Kessler, Nestle, Reichl, as They Discuss Politics of Food, Health Care

Ellen Gilbert

“Everybody in America is on a diet and everybody is living in torment,” said former Food and Drug Commissioner David Kessler, setting the scene for a recent discussion on “The Politics of Food and Health Care,” sponsored by the Stafford Little Lecture Fund at Princeton University.

University Chapel Glows and Resounds With Joyful Celebration of the Diwali Holiday

Ellen Gilbert

The ancient traditions of friendship, fellowship, and shared prayer have a great deal to say to people in the 21st century, according Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of London in The Dignity of Difference. The possibility of being made a better person in the presence of others was very much in evidence at the Princeton University Chapel this weekend, when Diwali, a harvest festival considered to be the most important holiday on the Hindu calendar, was celebrated with devotional music, sacred readings, classical Indian dance, and a traditional Hindu worship service.

Fred Miller Sings, Narrates Cole Porter’s “Life Beyond Good and Evil” at Library

Ellen Gilbert

Sunday marked the Princeton Public Library debut of Fred Miller, although, the musician-actor noted, he’s been working in the area for some 30 years. A good-sized crowd showed up in the library’s Community Room on a beautiful afternoon to hear him sing and talk about the American composer Cole Porter (1891-1964).

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