Nina Wade

Intersections Critic

September 23, 2015

Summer Reading: ‘1Q84’

Haruki Murakami is affectionately known as the warmhearted Japanese grandfather of hipster literature. His novels and short stories are filled with the literary fantastic, protagonists who find themselves unmoored in place and/or time, emotionally unattainable women and a hard-to-describe sense of displacement and perpetual melancholy. “1Q84,” his 1,000-page magnum … Read More

May 15, 2015

Prime Shows to Binge Watch Post-Dean’s Date

You’re probably kicking back after Dean’s Date, trying not to think about your finals looming overhead. Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have any, and you’re done for the semester. Maybe you’re PTL and absolutely bored. In any case, Netflix (or your streaming site of … Read More

December 11, 2014

The new face of the Women*s Center

The use of lowercase lettering in regards to the posters and associated statements of the Women*s Center throughout this article are intentional, as it is a part of the organization’s recent rebranding publicity campaign. You may have noticed the “feminist*” shirts sported by many students on campus recently, or perhaps you … Read More

November 13, 2014

Film Review – “Whiplash”

Greatness comes from motivation — this is a known fact. It’s the impetus behind every orphaned superhero, every woman stuffed into a refrigerator—and apparently, behind every musical genius. Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller), a jazz drummer at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory, aspires to that … Read More

November 4, 2014

Film Review — “Birdman”

A middle-aged man, clad only in his briefs, meditates, levitating three feet above the floor. Thus begins Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), telling us very clearly from the start: something is not quite right. In fact, something is extremely not right. Michael … Read More

April 24, 2014

Baked by Murray-Dodge

Ah, Murray-Dodge, that sweet late-night solace of hot tea and hotter cookies. But just how many cookies, you ask? Well, each batch takes around 10 minutes to bake, plus another five added on for cooling time. Murray-Dodge bakers stop making cookies at 12:15 a.m. On an average night, they’ll put … Read More

April 17, 2014

What’s hot on campus?

Musical: ‘The Drowsy Chaperone” What’s better than a 1920s musical comedy? Nothing … Except maybe a parody of a 1920s musical comedy within another musical! The Tony-winning “Drowsy Chaperone” is coming to Princeton in a joint Princeton University Players-Theatre Intime production directed by John Somers Fairchild ’15. If you go … Read More

February 14, 2014

Film — Anti-Valentine’s Day Flicks

Bummed out over a breakup? Too busy pining to party? Valentine’s Day getting you down? We’ve all been there. Here are four movies that might take the sting out of your Friday night. The To-Do List (2013) Somehow, “The To-Do … Read More

February 5, 2014

Introducing: Wintersession

This Intersession, Princeton students had a third option beyond going home or staying on campus and hibernating for a week. The USG turned Intersession into Wintersession, offering 53 courses taught by a variety of instructors, including fellow students, graduate students, faculty and alumni, ranging from dance workshops to photography classes … Read More

January 17, 2014

Film Review – ‘Her’

Director Spike Jonze’s hazy, melancholic style has already been established in his earlier films, including “Where the Wild Things Are.” His characters float through their off-kilter lives, perpetually full of ennui, half-lit and muted. In Her, Jonze turns this soft-focus lens on Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), … Read More