Thank your Mom for all she’s done with one of these thoughtful gifts.
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By Bill Alden
The northern Jersey town of Springfield has the feel of a typical upscale, leafy, east coast bedroom community with impressive homes, well-manicured lawns, and quiet neighborhoods.
But tucked into 474 acres in the northwestern part of town, off of Shunpike Road, stands one of the iconic sporting venues in the world, the Baltusrol Golf Club. more
By Linda Arntzenius
Photos by Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite (2015)
The Princeton economist Angus Deaton seems almost bemused about winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. “I always think of what I’m doing as ‘tinkering’ to make something better—in the end you’ve got something that looks like a new machine but it started with a lot of stuff that other people had worked on and then the Nobel prize committee comes along and says ‘look what you’ve done!’” more
By Ellen Gilbert
His Princeton diploma (class of 1908) was signed by Woodrow Wilson and a street in the tony Western Section of town is named for him. On the less decorous side, perhaps, is the fact that Gerard Barnes Lambert (1886-1967) is widely known as the “Father of Halitosis,” for his aggressive marketing of Listerine mouthwash. Good news for guardians of good taste (pardon the expression) is that Lambert’s daughter, Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd “Bunny” Mellon (1910-2014), was a great pal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. more
Friday, April 8
7 p.m.: Princeton High School Asian Festival. Students will share many facets of Asian culture including Chinese calligraphy, tea making, sushi making, and festival displays. Students will also perform a Chinese Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese song and dance, Indian singing, and a Chinese fashion show. The event will be held in the school’s gymnasium, Walnut Lane.
8 p.m.: Boheme Opera NJ presents Carmen at Kendall Theater at The College of New Jersey, Ewing. more
By Anne Levin
Photography by Andrew Wilkinson
Nearly a decade ago, Brett Bonfield was at a career crossroads. He had written two novels, worked as a technology specialist, been a real estate analyst and a professional fundraiser. But he wasn’t feeling fulfilled. more
Interviews by Lynn Adams Smith
The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade and has pledged to gradually increase rates in the future. We invited a group of senior banking executives to answer the same six questions concerning how rate hikes will impact consumers, savers, corporations, and local economic growth. more
By Donald Gilpin
The question has taken on a renewed urgency and importance in the past year, both locally and internationally. There was Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical in June, an historic agreement to limit carbon emissions from 200 world leaders at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December, dire warnings from Democratic presidential candidates—and, of course, the most striking admonitions of all, from the weather itself, with a balmy December, the hottest and wettest month on record to culminate a year that was also the hottest in history, then January following up with a massive blizzard that dumped two feet of snow on the Princeton area and brought severe flooding again to the Jersey shore. Extremes of weather indeed! more
Join us in our #PledgeforParity
By Sarah Emily Gilbert
Today, Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day (IWD). Since the 1900s, it has been a day to celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women and to address the global issues that directly affect them. This year’s IWD theme, “Pledge for Parity” (#pledgeforparity), urges men and women to take action in order to achieve worldwide gender parity. more
Friday, March 4
12:30 p.m.: Gallery Talk at the Princeton University Art Museum: “Anthony van Dyck: The Mocking of Christ.” Free to attend.
4:30 p.m.: “Shakespeare and Ireland” lecture by James Shapiro presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Fund for Irish Studies (FIS) at Princeton University’s James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street.
6 p.m.: Friday Wine & Music at Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington.
Princeton Magazine is continuing the Oscar celebration with a selection of dazzling gold products.
The Oscar gold was spread around last night with Spotlight winning Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay; Leonardo DiCaprio taking home Best Actor for The Revenant; Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander were named best supporting actor and actress, respectively, she for The Danish Girl; and Brie Larson took the best actress prize for Room.
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The 88th Annual Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, February 28, 2016. The awards ceremony was first broadcast to radio in 1930 and televised in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries. This year’s ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre is Los Angeles and is hosted by comedian Chris Rock. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname, Oscar.
As an ode to the prestigious ceremony, Princeton Magazine has selected a series of unique products inspired by the nominees. To purchase, click on each product image.
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Celebrate man’s best friend.
Princeton Magazine has hand-selected our favorite gifts for dog lovers. Check out the many Scottish terrier, French bulldog, and Labrador Retriever motifs in the form of clothing, accessories, and home decor. Simply click on each product image to purchase!