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Yoruba Richen’s “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” lacks an Oscar but preserves a history

Richen’s work is informative, personal, and poignant, bringing home the importance of remembering the “Green Book,“ the history that made it necessary, and the black-owned businesses it showcased. And maybe it doesn’t have an Oscar, but it preserves a history that the actual award winner uses as little more than a title and a decoration in the passenger seat. 

THE PROSPECT | 04/10/2019

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Review: Student production of “The Odyssey” bursts the orange bubble

Juggling, belly dancing, stepping, saxophone playing, and puppetry all came together at the Berlind Theatre this past weekend in a lively production of “The Odyssey” — a musical adaptation of Homer’s famous epic poem. The production, Victoria Davidjohn ’19 and Annabel Barry’s ’19 theater thesis, completed a four-show run with sold-out performances and over 40 Princeton students sharing the stage.

THE PROSPECT | 03/28/2019

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Review: The raw intimacy and tragedy of ‘A Star is Born’

“A Star Is Born” is an emotional masterpiece. The film documents the tragic love story of Ally and Jack, two musicians played astoundingly by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Jack — an aging, severely depressed, hearing-impaired, washed-up, alcoholic rock star who dabbles in coke and pills when the booze can’t get the job done — meets Ally, a slightly younger, existentially restless waitress.

THE PROSPECT | 12/06/2018

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Review: Breaking traditions in ‘Legally Blonde’

We should keep in mind that alongside shows with inclusive casting that make us think critically about traditional white narratives, we also need more shows that engage directly with minority narratives. This thoughtful rendition of “Legally Blonde” pushes the Princeton community to continue opening up these spaces in theater with intentionality.

THE PROSPECT | 11/26/2018