Life after Sept. 11 was a period of self-realization for singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. “I’d hit that age where I was either gonna go down one path and self-destruct or go down the other path and survive,” the 30-year-old explained. “I had to really look at my life and figure out what sustains me. […]
I was standing next to the keg at a party in late June. There was a boy wearing a Ren and Stimpy shirt. Of course I took it upon myself to comment on his excellent choice of apparel. I didn’t know that three months later I would have his band’s album sitting on my desk in front of me, waiting to be reviewed. […]
“Anna in the Tropics,” a new play by Nilo Cruz that recently won the Pulitzer Prize, opened at the new Berlind Theater in Princeton.
Cruz’s play tells the story of a Cuban-American cigar factory in the early 20th century. Family, love, literature and betrayal collide in this beautifully lyric explosion of passion and sensitivity. […]
As an English major, it’s fair to say I read a lot of books. Most have been in the literary canon for as long as there has been a literary canon, but that’s not to say there’s no room for improvement. That’s where contemporary writers come in and attempt to fill that space. […]
As if dealing with girlfriend issues, puberty and passing class wasn’t enough, Clark Kent of WB’s “Smallville” has bigger fish to fry this season – how to gain the forgiveness of his parents after causing the cataclysmic explosion that resulted in a death in the family. […]
When Jo Kadlecek went for a walk on the beach with her husband one day, she realized that she was walking amidst the two things she had feared most in life – the ocean and men. That is when Kadlecek decided to write about her experience, which later turned into the first chapter of her book, “Fear. […]
The late Johnny Cash embodied the spirit of American music. Cash’s rebellious attitude and individual style challenged the limits applied to country music and helped define a new generation of artists.
The clearest example of this was his style of dress. […]
We’re all from New Jersey here, and Bruce Springsteen is our native son. We grew up with his pure bred rock anthems, from the punch out of
“Born to Run” to the swells of his most recent release, “The Rising.” Springsteen is part of our heritage. But his 1982 release “Nebraska” signaled a departure from the typical brassy, energetic rock we’ve come to expect from the Boss. […]
Creative writers on campus will soon have a space of their own, if Professor Catie Rosemurgy’s Writing Communities class has anything to say about it. The course is being offered for the first time this semester.
In addition to studying literature and poetry, students in the four-credit class are also involved in the business and marketing aspects of published writing, such as public relations, author information and facilities and contact information for events. […]
So you want to go shopping? Me too. Grab your daddy’s credit card (I know I’ve got mine) and let’s head out to the greatest and most popular shopping destinations – places where many students can find their favorite stores.
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Many students at the College seem to have the mistaken idea that there is nothing worth doing in Trenton. However, those few who venture inside the city further than Kat Man Du will find that there are unexpected cultural treasures within. For example, the art scene in Trenton is more vibrant than one might expect. […]
The most unappealing thing about neighboring Lawrenceville is the gated prep school for the rich and “gifted.”
Still, although it is easy to be put off by high school kids with Vera Bradley bags and Izod Polo shirts, don’t pass up the better qualities of Main Street. […]
There is something attractive about movies that are about “good” guys who do “bad” things. Brad Pitt won us over as a psycho-second personality in “Fight Club,” George Clooney stole our hearts and a lot of money in “Ocean’s Eleven” and the drug-dealing coke-addict portrayed by Johnny Depp in “Blow” made us wonder why he had to go to jail. […]
We are in a stage of music where pop-punk bands are as abundant as hair bands were in the late ’80s and early ’90s. A tattooed pretty boy with zero gauges in his ears and a broken heart set to a catchy three-chord medley lurks around every corner. Thankfully, there are some exceptions that outshine the Skid Rows and Warrants of our time. […]