A Spring Walk in the Shadow of Frederick Law Olmsted

Anyone interested in a pleasant walk on a spring day could do worse than the 700-acre campus of the Lawrenceville School. The campus was designed in the late 19th...

At Princeton High, the Halls Were Alive . . .

Something must have been in the water — or in the air — in the Prince­ton school system in the late 1980s.The musical bar may been set first in...

A Composer’s Musical Awakening

As a music lover who studied classical music and eventually became a composer, I was immensely fortunate to grow up in Princeton.It’s hard to say exactly when music entered...

On the Bookshelf: Non-Fiction

Non-FictionHelen V. Milner and Dustin Tingley, “Sailing the Water’s Edge:The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy,” Princeton University Press. www.press.princeton.edu.A professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University,...

On the Bookshelf: Poetry

Michael Dickman, “The Green Migraine: Poems,” Copper Canyon Press. www.coppercanyonpress.org.Michael Dickman, a lecturer in creative writing at the Lewis Center of Princeton University, co-wrote “Green Migraine” with his brother,...

On the Bookshelf: Fun Times for Geeks

Raphael Rosen, “Math Geek: From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations.” Adams Media, a division of F+W Media Inc. www.adamsmedia.com.On...

Life’s Joys: Goodness, Beauty, Truth . . . and the Molar

Alice Calaprice, Daniel Kennefick, & Robert Schulmann, “An Einstein Encyclopedia,” Princeton University Press. www.press.princeton.edu.It’s the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity and that is occasion enough for another...

Notes for a New Generation

Christy Wampole, “The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation,” HarperCollins Publishers. www.harpercollins.com.‘A good essay,” writes Princeton assistant professor of French Christy Wampole, “asks the reader to continue...

Frank Stella – A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Frank Stella was born in 1936 into a family of first generation Italian immigrants in Massachusetts. His father was a gynecologist who also took a craftsman-like pride in painting...

In the Galleries

Dot Bunn, “Essence of Light.” Caffe Galleria, 23 North Union Street, Lambertville. Curated by Jane Wesby and Edward Dumchus of River Queen Artisans Gallery in Lambertville. Through Tuesday, January...