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Beach House: It is happening again

Beach House: It is happening again

Jordan Allen, Contributor
February 23, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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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Afraid on purpose: Why we love horror movies

Afraid on purpose: Why we love horror movies

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor
November 4, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Horror is a lot like comedy, every scare a punchline. It is an art of composing those moments that we don't see coming. But how do they keep coming up with those moments — how have we not seen it all before?

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Country music changes for the times (and for the worse)

Country music changes for the times (and for the worse)

Afton Andreadis, Contributor
October 16, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Though friends often make fun of me for it, I am proud to say that I am an avid country music fan. No, I did not grow up in a small, rural town in the South, nor have my exes ever left me for my sister (at least not yet). I have, however, always been drawn to the simple melodies and storytelling lyrics the genre is known for.

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“Scream Queens” is killing us all

“Scream Queens” is killing us all

Ruthann Barry, Writer
October 13, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Have you predicted a day in which Ryan Murphy's hit television series "Glee" and "American Horror Story" become one? A day in which the bloodthirsty hierarchy of the high school caste system collides with literal, blood-shedding backstabbing?

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Ryan Adams reintroduces Taylor Swift’s “1989”

Ryan Adams reintroduces Taylor Swift’s “1989”

Jenna Careri, Contributor
October 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Ryan Adams combined Springsteen's Americana style, his own rock and alternative-country flair, and Taylor Swift's knockout "1989" album to create a poignant cover album, released on Sept. 25, that exposes the finer points of lyrics glossed over by Swift's pop genre.

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