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“Broad City” redefines the hangout comedy

“Broad City” redefines the hangout comedy

Brett Reardon, Contributor
March 3
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

With the smooth dialogue between its two protagonists that hardly misses a beat, "Broad City" shows that its true merit is the best-friend relationship between the two.

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“The Gang” is still here

“The Gang” is still here

Adam London, Contributor
March 3
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

The comedy series debuted its 11th season Jan. 6, closing in on 124 episodes.

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Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Frank Dutan, Contributor
March 2
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music

Together, this close-knit family of sonic innovators has created some of the weirdest hip-hop music the Valley has ever heard.

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Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor
February 26
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology

Seventeen years later, and I am still hooked. I may have a job, my undergraduate classes and a girlfriend, but I also still have Pokémon.

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Beach House: It is happening again

Beach House: It is happening again

Jordan Allen, Contributor
February 23
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Legrand and Scally [of Beach House] understand who they are: not a band that brings you with them on a personal journey, but functions more as a setting, a place to exist at a point in time.

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“The (Unsatisfying) Life of Pablo”

“The (Unsatisfying) Life of Pablo”

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor
February 22
Filed under Entertainment, Music

“The Life of Pablo,” introduces listeners to new levels of West’s blend of egotism and artistry, in what could possibly be the worst album of his career.

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Aziz Ansari hits home run in “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari hits home run in “Master of None”

Adam London, Contributor
November 24
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

If you're looking for a slapstick, laugh-out-loud comedy, this series is not for you. It's much more than that, as it goes far deeper than a traditional comedy series.

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Harry Potter: Stories keep on Rowling

Harry Potter: Stories keep on Rowling

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
November 20
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

You can probably imagine how excited Potter fans felt when J.K. Rowling finally announced a sequel.

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UMass Boys to Men, Episode 1

UMass Boys to Men, Episode 1

November 11
Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Web Series

Alex and Ran move back into their dorm in Southwest and greet each other with hostility. The two also find that they have a new, mysterious neighbor who has been causing problems with other residents.

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Disney: No life in live-action

Disney: No life in live-action

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
November 10
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Is Disney finally running out of ideas?

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UMass Quidditch’s journey to the World Cup

UMass Quidditch’s journey to the World Cup

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
November 9
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Sports

A bad call from the head referee crushed the UMass Crabs', UMass Amherst's Quidditch team, dream's of playing in the World Cup.

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