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East Brunswick natives Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz brought home the king of all awards this past Sunday as their adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman” won the Academy Award. I had the opportunity to sit down with the two of...
By Pam Hersh Maclean Street in Princeton, for the past six months, has been a quieter and sadder street then it was when I first moved to the neighborhood five years ago. One of the street’s shining lights went out on...
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has been named the recipient of the $1.75 million grant from The Edward T. Cone Foundation. In recognition of this and the Foundation’s prior gifts to the PSO’s endowment, the orchestra’s two most prestigious positions...
By Paul Kaiser, M.D. Want to keep your brain healthy? Start with your heart. The same factors that increase your risk for a heart attack – namely high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes – also increase your risk for stroke. That’s...
My favorite night is upon us! What I personally wait for each and every year is finally here. After weeks of making sure to see film after film, it all comes down to the night of the 24th. The...
Receiving nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actor’s Guild, British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) and the Grammy’s for her performance in “A Star is Born,” Lady Gaga has topped it all off by receiving what most people in the...
by Pam Hersh Happy birthday to the Princeton Adult School (PAS), which turned 80 years old in January. I am particularly enthusiastic about PAS, because it has two ageless and appealing characteristics: it is older than I am; and it...
Steve Carell, who is notoriously known for his character Michael Scott in NBC’s hit series “The Office,” left the comedy during its seventh season in 2011 in order to become a more serious actor. Since his departure, Carell has done...
By Pam J. Hersh Princeton University Professor Norman Itzkowitz, who died at the age of 87 on Jan. 20, would have balked at my writing this column about him. Even though over the years I have written about the scholarly achievements...
Jazz at Princeton University, with the help of famed jazz saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, will present the inaugural Princeton University Jazz Festival on April 13. A free, day-long event that features an outdoor lineup of today's top jazz stars...
By Pam J. Hersch If New Jersey government and business leaders were playing television’s popular word game “Wheel of Fortune,” their word of choice for solving all the puzzles would be "innovation." They spell the word daily in their speeches extolling...
In the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s 91 years of history, a superhero film has never received a nomination in the category of best picture. “Black Panther,” Marvel’s 18th installment of its continued “Avenger’s” saga, which began in...
Talking to longtime Princeton resident Martin Tuchman was as satisfying for me as eating a huge stack of pancakes loaded with butter and syrup with a side of extra crispy bacon. The conversation, however, had one major advantage over the...
What led the nominations at the Golden Globes, and now pulling in eight Academy Award nominations this past week, Adam McKay’s “Vice” is a film to be recognized. But should it be? Producer, writer and director Adam McKay, who is known...
A professor’s bout with insomnia has propelled an aesthetic for psychedelic art. Marie Maber, an art history professor at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, is showcasing her exhibition “Horror Vacui” at Monmouth Arts, 105 Monmouth St., Red Bank, now through Feb. 27....
SAYREVILLE - Two hip-hop artists from Sayreville are preparing for their first show in their hometown. Joe Magliocco, who goes by the stage name Yung Mag$, and Sam Meyer, who goes by the stage name Sammy $tacks, will make their...
If there were such a thing as a gene for historic destiny, Jim Jeffers would have it. As Plainsboro kicked off its celebration of its 100th birthday with the Jan. 17 Centennial Gala at Plainsboro’s Crowne Plaza, Jeffers, a member of...
The legendary tale of Zorro, a good man’s fight against evil, has been a source of lasting fascination. The award-winning PinnWorth Productions presents “Zorro," which combines high drama with the red-hot music of the Gipsy Kings, at Mercer County Community...
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