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Ender’s Game: Press play or game over?

Ender’s Game:  Press play or game over?

Stephen E. Fancy, Contributor
November 18
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"These alterations were obviously made to fit the entire story within 114 minutes. One difference is that events are often rushed through or left out."

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Live-tweeting resuscitating live TV

Live-tweeting resuscitating live TV

Molly Boushell, Writer
November 18
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"They are able to share a small piece of the experience of being on set throughout the week, while eagerly awaiting the next episode."

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UMass professors help revolutionize adhesive world

UMass professors help revolutionize adhesive world

Alexandra Lane, Contributor
November 18
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"Early on, he was intrigued by the biological make-up of geckos. Today, using the geckos to test their theories, the Geckskin team has been able to anatomically link geckos to the study of adhesion."

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Always “Walk On The Wild Side”

Always “Walk On The Wild Side”

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"He spent his career in the 1970s rebelling expectations as if it were an Olympic sport. He had a brazen outlook and his stage presence reflected his free spirited attitude. Lou Reed simply did not care."

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“Bangerz” is bangin’

“Bangerz” is bangin’

Maggie Moriarty, Writer
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Cyrus sings about a broken love that has left her feeling like someone else and doesn’t recognize. It shows Cyrus’ vulnerable side, but in a way others can relate to and can dance to."

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Album review: Arcade Fire proves they are no Mumford & Sons:

Album review: Arcade Fire proves they are no Mumford & Sons:

James Petroskey, Contributor
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Arcade Fire could easily have gone the same route as Mumford & Sons. When artists create something that is culturally relevant, or better yet, popular, the expectations of that artist change. Consumers, fans and record labels all expect more. They want more of that special something that made them w...

Top 10 must see sports movies

Top 10 must see sports movies

Joe Callagy, Writer
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"If you haven’t seen it yet and call yourself a basketball fan, get out from under that rock and watch it."

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Tips and tricks for your iOS 7 update

Tips and tricks for your iOS 7 update

Molly Boushell, Writer
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"So you've updated to iOS 7... and good, bad, or indifferent, it’s probably not what you were expecting."

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Are smartphones making us lonely?

Are smartphones making us lonely?

Jim Lyons, Writer
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"Social media erases the worry of stutters, pauses, or silences during a conversation, but these little interpersonal faults are how we truly get to know each other."

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Lessons to be learned from Pretty Little Liars

Lessons to be learned from Pretty Little Liars

Tess McGeer, Contributor
October 24
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Murder, ominous text messages and four teenage girls with great hair and terrible luck. Welcome to the world of Pretty Little Liars."

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Music review: Immortal Technique revolutionizes Pearl Street

Music review: Immortal Technique revolutionizes Pearl Street

Frank Dutan, Contributor
October 23
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Immortal Technique never failed to remind the crowd that hip-hop has always been about rebellion."

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All new TV seasons to fall into

All new TV seasons to fall into

Samantha Gillis, Writer
October 23
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"There is always a lot of hype around big Hollywood names coming to, returning to, or slumping to TV, depending on how you look at it."

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