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The Michener Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit features the work of famed photographer, Steve McCurry.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Photography by Steve McCurry

In an exhibition that opens on July 16, 2016, the James A. Michener Art Museum will present a collection of photographs by Steve McCurry, the photographer whose iconic image “Afghan Girl” captivated the world in 1985.  more

This Wknd in Princeton

Friday, June 10 

3 p.m.: Native Plant Sale at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.

4 p.m.: Nature Play at the West Windsor Arts Council. Children ages 5 to 12 will explore the woods behind WWAC as they are led through fun, outdoor games.

4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music (repeats every Friday night throughout the summer). more

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Bring your kids – and your imagination – to meet the acclaimed author/illustrator on June 13.

Best-selling children’s book author/illustrator Hervé Tullet presents his latest book “My Stencil Kit,” Monday, June 13, at 5 p.m. on the third floor of Princeton Public Library. He will also demonstrate his craft and answers questions. more

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Friday, June 3

3 p.m.: Native Plant Sale at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.

4 to 7 p.m.: Nature Play at the West Windsor Arts Council. Explore the woods around WWAC with fun and games. Suitable for children ages 5 to 12.

7 p.m.: The Tigertown Dixieland Band performs at Thomas Sweet Ice Cream & Café at the Montgomery Shopping Center.

7:30 p.m.: Join Princeton Shopping Center for a live performance of “School of Rock” followed by the screening on the original movie. The outdoor screening will take place outside of Smith’s ACE Hardware and Princeton Nassau Pediatrics. Guests should bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

This evening, in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day 2016, co-anchor of the Today’s show and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb will be coming to the Princeton Hyatt Regency in the Carnegie Center. more

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By Stuart Mitchner

According to Caroline Seebohm’s Cottages and Mansions of the Jersey Shore (Rivergate/Rutgers University Press $39.95), which features Peter C. Cook’s evocative photography, “the essence of New Jersey in all its beauty, tragedy, toughness, and diversity” can be found in that 127-mile-long stretch of coastline from Atlantic Highlands to Cape May.  more

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Thursday, May 26

9AM-5PM The Arts Council of Princeton presents “Start Fresh,” a group exhibition curated by Eva Mantell. The exhibit brings together the work of 6 artists and nearly 80 students from the Arts Council’s art and health programs (on view through June 24). www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

ALL DAY The Alumni Association of Princeton University welcomes back generations of graduates for Reunions Weekend. Nearly 20,000 former Tigers descend on Princeton for this nostalgia-filled celebration. The event culminates with a parade through downtown Princeton (through Sunday, May 29). www.alumni.princeton.edu more

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By Anne Levin

During the summer of Kristina Lindbergh’s 14th year, she spent a week with her famous grandparents, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, at their home in Switzerland. While she has pleasant recollections of the visit, the eldest of the famous couple’s grandchildren distinctly remembers being captive for at least one of her grandfather’s lectures. more

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Black cats and broken mirrors. Friday the 13th asks you to embrace your dark side.

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It’s not all about the margaritas. 

Get ready for the bright festivities surrounding Cinco de Mayo with these fashion and food accessories.

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Sip Sangria and Margaritas at Mediterra.

The restaurant’s outdoor patio at the base of Palmer Square is the place to relax on balmy summer evenings. As darkness descends, the lights come on around the fountain, a popular and perfect spot for sipping Tony’s refreshing drinks and people-watching.

Watch the P-rade.

Every year Princeton University alumni descend on the town and the University for an extended weekend of orange and black fun. The annual P-rade is a highlight! Watch as the alumni parade through town in their classic orange and black-themed jackets. The oldest living alumni leads the charge as the head of the parade.
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“I try to keep my mind on movement itself…” — kinetic sculptor George Rickey

By Stuart Mitchner

Right now Princeton is a work in progress. From Avalon Bay to Arts and Transit, it’s an architectural fair—cynics might call it “architecture gone wild.” Whatever you think of it, transformation is the theme, at least until the buildings are standing, the design realized, manifested, ready to be inhabited and enjoyed and one day put between the covers of a book like Robert Spencer Barnett’s Princeton University and Neighboring Institutions (Princeton Architectural Press 2015).  more

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CLASSICAL BOOK COLLECTION FROM DOT & BO

Give your bookshelf a face lift with these gorgeous editions of your favorite literary classics.

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Protect your new phone and look stylish with these iPhone cases and accessories. 

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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

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Get those baskets ready!

Make Easter fun for the whole family with these personalized Easter gifts. Simply click on each item to purchase. more

Topics Stuart 2-17-16Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood

Psychologist and author Lisa Damour will discuss her latest book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood at Stuart Country Day School’s Cor Unum Center on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

“As experts in educating girls, the Stuart faculty and staff are thrilled to bring Dr. Damour to the Princeton community for the fourth time,” said Dr. Patty L. Fagin, head of school at Stuart. “Dr. Damour’s guidance for parents of adolescent girls integrates perfectly with Stuart’s mission to raise confident and committed young women.”

Dr. Michael Thompson, co-author of Raising Cain, praised Untangled as “the best description of the female adolescent journey that I have ever read.”

Damour serves as a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies, consults for the Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. She also maintains her own private practice and writes the “Adolescence” column for the New York Times’ Motherlode blog. more

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by Stuart Mitchner

The most effective art therapy book I know is the Audubon Guide to Wild Flowers. My son must have been eight when he began looking through it, fascinated by the bright images, especially the more exotic flowers. The Audubon became his book of choice at bedtime. It wasn’t long before he wanted to make up his own guide. We found a large bound book of blank pages, gave him crayons and marking pens, and he spent many happy hours following the Audubon model. First he drew his idea of the flower, gave it a name, and then a description like the ones he knew. These were all his own inventions. Not only was it more satisfying, and more do-able, for him to make up the flowers, rather than trying to copy the real thing, his small motor disability gave him no choice. Simply trying to copy the image would have led to frustration, as happened in school where most kids could at least draw some identifiable semblance of an assigned object. In this case, neccessity truly was the mother of invention, for once he gave up the obligation to replicate the image, he was free to dive into the riot of color he’d discovered in the Audubon guide. An insensitive teacher would have made him feel at fault or inferior for not being able to keep up with his peers. Fortunately, he had one or two teachers who lived up to the Greek definition of therapy: therapeía “to be attentive” — and not judgmental. more

 Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 12.57.04 PMAward-winning fiction writer Kirstin Valdez Quade will join the Lewis Center for the Art’s Program in Creative Writing faculty at Princeton University in September 2016. She has been appointed Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and will be teaching undergraduate workshops in fiction.

Following the debut of her short story collection Night at the Fiestas, Quade was awarded the “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation in 2014, a recognition of writers who “challenge, innovate, and energize the writing world.” She is also the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the 2013 Narrative Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Narrative, Guernica, The Southern Review, The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among other publications. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, as well as a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation.

Jeffrey Eugenides, the faculty member who chaired the search committee that selected Quade, noted, “Each of the ten stories in Night at the Fiestas seeks to depict, in Elizabeth Bowen’s phrase, ‘life with the lid on it and what happens when the lid comes off.’ Calm, dignified, and well-composed, these stories exhibit a surface tranquility that lures the reader in, much like the desert landscapes that serve as their background, only to twist and strike, spewing poisons, like a rattlesnake beneath a rock.” more

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By Donald Gilpin

Promoting her latest work, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, published in September by Random House, Ms. Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton and now president and CEO of New America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute, explained that her book, unlike her Atlantic Monthly article, focuses as much on men as women.

Many of the letters and other responses to her 2012 article that led to a national debate came from men, who were saying, according to Ms. Slaughter, “I am just as much a prisoner of gender roles as women were 30 years ago. I have to be the breadwinner, I don’t have a choice. If I try to take a different role, I’ll be stigmatized. My masculinity will be called into question.” more