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Top Five news apps for millennials

Top Five news apps for millennials

Ruthann Barry, Writer
March 25, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Technology, Top Five

"In a world where everyone is glued to smartphones and iPads, news consumption should be at an expected all-time-high, right? Wrong."

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SALT celebrates musical diversity on UMass Campus

SALT celebrates musical diversity on UMass Campus

Ruthann Barry, Writer
March 11, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

It is 8 p.m. on a frigid Thursday night at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Inside the walls of the Student Union in the Cape Cod Lounge, an array of music loving students gather to listen to a genre that is so seemingly under-appreciated.

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Iron Maiden’s Trooper English Ale: Bruce Dickinson’s first crack at a growing industry

Iron Maiden’s Trooper English Ale: Bruce Dickinson’s first crack at a growing industry

Paul Bagnall, Writer
March 4, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Back in 2013, British metal band Iron Maiden’s lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson partnered with Robinson's Brewery to create the Trooper Golden Ale.

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Extravagance through simplicity: an analysis of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Extravagance through simplicity: an analysis of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jesse Hernandez, Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

"In any other movie, this would seem like a lazy special effect, but Anderson and his production design team makes the hotel look unquestionably luxurious."

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Foo Fighters set American tour, but what can we expect on the setlist?

Foo Fighters set American tour, but what can we expect on the setlist?

Shelby Ashline, Writer
February 5, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

The American rock band Foo Fighters announced the dates and locations of their 2015 North American tour on Nov. 18. The tour includes 28 concerts throughout the United States and Canada, which will commence July 4 in Washington.

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Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach talks music, family and future plans

Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach talks music, family and future plans

Alex Lindsay, Writer
February 5, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

It was a frigid and rainy December evening outside The Parlour in Providence, R.I., the type of weather that Jesse Leach, frontman for Killswitch Engage, knows very well.

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American Sniper portrays soldiers’ lives honestly

American Sniper portrays soldiers’ lives honestly

Taylor Gilmore, Writer
February 4, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

"When the lights came on at the end of the movie, there was no applause or emotion. The audience simply rose in silence, and left."

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From Walter to Tony: Why we love a good bad guy

From Walter to Tony: Why we love a good bad guy

Stefan Geller, Contributor
December 8, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"If the originality and confidence wasn't enough, anti-heroes feed the public's lust for dark realism on screen."

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Etiquette at a metal concert (feat. Michael May of ‘Values’)

Etiquette at a metal concert (feat. Michael May of ‘Values’)

Alex Lindsay, Writer
December 3, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Yes, you read the title right, there is indeed an etiquette to metal concerts.

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“Birdman” revives our spirits for better or worse

“Birdman” revives our spirits for better or worse

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor
November 30, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"The sensationalism throughout the film is not a result of negligence, but of artistic intent. The film is so obscure, so in-your-face, that it forces the viewer to step outside of their comfort zone."

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Staff Picks Playlist: Editors chime in with their favorite songs

Staff Picks Playlist: Editors chime in with their favorite songs

Editorial Staff
November 18, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music

Check out the music videos to accompany our best selections and don't forget to #GetWired all day long with our new playlist on Spotify at the bottom of the page.

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