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In honor of Black History Month, Prospect writers share their favorite works of literature, music, and art created by Black artists, from Nikki Giovanni to Kanye West. The Daily Princetonian also created a playlist of songs recommended by Prospect staff, which you can listen to here.
2020 was a physically and emotionally taxing year for many of us. The importance of finding outlets to keep us sane and relaxed as the world seemingly explodes cannot be overstated. In the sixth installment of our recommendations series, staff members of The Prospect share various self care activities they have adopted — not only to survive but to thrive — in quarantine. Here are some ways to take care of yourself in 2021.
In February, we relaunched The Prospect, dedicating the section to arts, culture, and self-reflection. Here are 13 pieces from an unprecedented year.
Living in a pandemic leaves you with little to do to keep yourself entertained. To help combat impending boredom, The Prospect has launched a series in which our staff recommend content and creative outlets to keep you occupied while you’re stuck in your home. This week, our writers and editors read books from a multitude of genres that are sure to keep you feeling good with finals looming ahead. Here are the books that we recommend you read during quarantine.
Living in a pandemic leaves you with little to do to keep yourself entertained. To help combat impending boredom, Prospect has launched a series in which our Staff recommend content and creative outlets to keep you occupied while you’re stuck in your home. This week, our writers and editors watched some hilarious and heartwarming movies to round off the final week of classes. Here are the films that we recommend you watch during quarantine.
Meet and Learn with Oscar Nominated and Award-Winning Director, Ildikó Enyedi at McCormick Hall 10 (Oct. 14 and 15) The University Center for Human Values Film Forum is providing undergraduates with an incredible opportunity to meet Ildikó Enyedi, director of the award winning film “My Twentieth Century.” A screening of the movie will take place on Monday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., at McCormick 101. The Masterclass will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m., at 5 Ivy Lane.
Elaine Castillo and Jessica Hagedorn (Oct. 2) at East Pyne 010. This year, the University’s Program in Asian American Studies has been celebrating New Asian American Writing. For October, the department is observing Filipino American History Month by bringing Elaine Castillo and Jessica Hagedorn, two Filipino American novelists, to campus. The two will do a reading this Wednesday in East Pyne Hall.
Princeton Farmers Market (Sept. 19) at Hinds Plaza. Open now until the middle of November, the Princeton Farmers Market brings together farmers and other vendors from around the area. The summer market series featured vendors including Fruitwood Farms, Bon Nut Butters, Terhune Orchards, and more. The Princeton Farmers Market provides a bright spot of fresh fruit and veggies to help us get through the week.
Nassau Street Sampler (Sept. 12) at the Princeton University Art Museum. The Princeton University Art Museum welcomes back students each fall with the Nassau Street Sampler. The event features local food vendors, including Jammin’ Crepes, Small World Coffee, and food from the Whole Earth Center, as well as student performances. The Nassau Street Sampler provides a snapshot of what the Princeton community has to offer.
“Lemonade” Screening (April 22) at McCormick 101. As part of the University Center for Human Values’ Film Forum series Trans Citizen, there will be a screening of the movie “Lemonade” this Monday evening. Directed by Ioana Uricaru, “Lemonade” tells the story of a Romanian woman who moves to the United States after marrying an American man she recently met.
Nostalgia (April 15–26) at Hagan Studio. The senior visual arts thesis entitled Nostalgia by Susan Liu ’19 will be on display at Hagan Studio from April 15–26. The show focuses on “nostalgia” through a historical lens. Liu uses “multiple sensory modalities” to explore this topic of nostalgia.
While the weather outside may finally be changing for the better, there are still many exciting things going on in Princeton indoors. Below we’ve picked out some of the best ones you should attend.
Six14 Christian Dance Company: Seasons (March 28–29) at Frist Campus Center. Six14, Princeton’s premier Christian dance company, will be presenting their annual show this week. The show is inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:4, “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” A variety of dance styles from contemporary to praise dance will be featured.
Things to Do in Princeton this Week: Senior Thesis Edition (Mar. 10–16)
Langar: A Community Meal (Mar. 7) at Murray Dodge Hall. Langar refers to the practice in Sikhism of providing a free meal to visitors, regardless of background. The student organization Sikhs of Princeton invites all students to Murray Dodge for a warm, free, vegetarian meal this Thursday.
Read on for the Prospect’s round-up of the best cultural and artistic events this week!
Samay by Naacho South Asian Dance Company (Feb. 21–23) at Frist Campus Center. Naacho South Asian Dance Company invites audience members to travel through time by watching their annual performance this weekend. A group that prides themselves on “popping, locking, and dropping with a dash of South Asian spice,” the show is bound to be hours well spent for those who come to see it.
Whig-Clio Senate Debate: The Rise of Tiger Confessions (Feb. 13) at the Whig-Clio Senate Chamber. The first Whig-Clio debate of the semester will be surrounding Tiger Confessions — the now ubiquitous Facebook page where students can anonymously submit thoughts, ask for advice, or spill gossip.
El Sistema: Advocating for Accessible Systematic Music Education (Jan. 9) 4:30 p.m. at 10 McCosh Hall. Sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, this panel discussion focuses on “El Sistema” — a publically funded music education program in Venezuela. One of the panelists will be Maestro Gustavo Dudamel — Princeton University Concerts’ first artist-in-residence.
1. Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Dec. 10th-11th) at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish film director and producer. In this documentary, the director, Margarethe von Trotta, paints an intimate picture of Bergman that goes beyond how the public eye typically portrays him.