Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Off the Presses: Hal Foster’s ‘Brutal Aesthetics’

Art critic and Princeton University professor of art and archaeology Hal Foster says his new book “Brutal Aesthetics” — the subject of a Wednesday, December 2, Labyrinth Books in Princeton live stream — was “born of my puzzling over” a paradoxical statement by 20th-century German cultural critic Walter Benjamin: modernism teaches us “how to survive civilization if need be.”

Off the Presses: ‘Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition’

The Princeton University Press recently partnered with the online New Books Network to launch the Princeton University Press Ideas Podcasts — a series featuring PUP and NBN’s interviews with Princeton authors.

Dreaming Up New Jersey-Styled Utopias at Morven

Morven Museum & Gardens picks up its pandemic-postponed programs on Thursday, November 19, when Perdita Buchan provides the virtual talk “Utopia, New Jersey: Travels in the Nearest Eden.”

PSO Conductor Grooves and Streams Online

Nell Flanders, Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s new assistant conductor, sets the tempo for reaching future music lovers.

No Bridge Too Far With Area Covered Bridge Tour

For those looking for a pandemic outing that offers a healthy dose of social distancing, we’ve got you covered with your own self-guided covered bridge tour.

Survival Guide

Looking Out for Grandma & Grandpa

Families and caregivers have spent much of 2020 rightfully concerned about preventing older, higher risk family members from contracting COVID-19, but the social distancing and other safety measures required to keep grandma safe are necessarily isolating and can lead to a decline in mental and physical health.

Tips for Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

In a joint statement, the Medical Society of New Jersey CEO Larry Downs, New Jersey Hospital Association president and CEO Cathy Bennett, and New Jersey State Nurses Association CEO Judith Schmidt looked to history to offer suggested precautions for the holiday season.

Virtual Business Meeting November 25 to December 2

Upcoming virtual business meetings cover topics related to COVID-19 and other general business concerns.

Giving the Future a Chance

"Giving the Future a Chance: A Different Look at Climate Change” is the Thursday, November 19, Zoom talk presented by the 55PLUS group of Princeton.

Business Meetings November 18 to 25

Upcoming webinars address topics related to COVID-19 as well as general business concerns.

New Jersey Adds New Safety Mandates for Workplaces

A new executive order from Governor Murphy sets COVID-related safety standards for employers, including a mask requirement.

Virtual Business Meetings November 11 to 18

Upcoming webinars address topics related to COVID-19 as well as general business concerns.

Fast Lane

ARB Names New Artistic Director

Ethan Stiefel will take over as American Repertory Ballet's artistic director in July, 2021.

On the Move: Princeton Students, Certara, Deaths

Princeton University will welcome undergraduates back to campus this spring. Certara plans an IPO.

On the Move: Rider, Princeton, Senior Communities, and More

An RWJF executive is part of Biden's COVID team. Princeton receives a gift toward biodiversity research, and Rider offers a new acting degree.

Hal English Named Chamber CEO

Hal English has been named to succeed Peter Crowley as president and CEO of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce.


Have a Happy, Safe Thanksgiving

In a season of gatherings when gatherings have been discouraged, new traditions are forming.

Holiday Reflections from a TASK Volunteer

A Trenton Area Soup Kitchen volunteer reflects on lessons learned from his experiences there.

Nonprofits in the News: Eden Autism & HomeFront

Eden Autism celebrates 45 years with a new film; HomeFront holds events in recognition of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.

To the Editor: A Tribute and an Update

Remembering the late Marvin Reed and charting a path forward at McCarter Theater.