Saturday, July 4, 2020

Soviet Noncomformist Art & Hyperrealism at the Zimmerli

The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, donated to the Zimmerli in 1991, underwent an extensive reinstallation in spring 2012. Museum staff took...

Fiction: ‘Cool Burn’

Walking was never a problem; she had perfected a slow graceful gait a long time ago. Only sudden motions made her lose control and stagger. So after sliding the...

Memoir: ‘Surprise Encounters’ by Marine Advocate Scott McVay

#b#The Monkey-Rope#/b#Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (1851) by Herman Melville is the book that changed my life, a grail of what was possible in literature and in the life of...

In Quest of the Perfect Company

Like many people with retirement accounts, Glenn Paul wondered if he could outperform the averages. After 2008 he developed the idea of the “perfect company” and scanned for investment...

Fiction: The Bad, the Worse, and the Worst

His fingertips grew hungry, prowling the surface of the keys like tiny lungfish slurping at the lettered pegs for sustenance to feed their drive to weave a tale of...

Economics: His and Hers

Princeton professors (and husband and wife) Angus Deaton and Anne Case have made headlines recently. He won the Nobel Prize. She was the first author, along with her husband,...

Museums: Mel Edwards Exhibit Kicks Off the fall Season

Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Through January 10, 2016. www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.Melvin Edwards, born in 1937 in Houston, Texas, has been called “one of America’s foremost...

About the Author: Howard Wainer

As statistician Howard Wainer writes in his new book, “Truth or Truthiness,” telling people he is a statistician by trade used to be a great conversation stopper — the...

Teaching, Tenure, & Terrorism

Michael Barry, lecturer in Islamic Culture in Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, brings more than the usual academic credentials to the lecture hall.Born to American parents living...

Do-It-Yourself Fiction: ‘The Last Day in the Life of Hamilton Scrubbs’

On the last day of his life, Hamilton Scrubbs awoke at 5:45 a.m., made his favorite weekday breakfast of Eggos drenched in Mrs. Butterworth’s, Tropicana Extra Pulp, and a...