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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
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
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
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
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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“Dear White People” delivers necessary social commentary

“Dear White People” delivers necessary social commentary

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor
November 12
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

We don't live in a post-racial society; people of color are still too often marginalized and unheard; and racism still exists.

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Red Velvet Ribbon gives alternative and grunge rock a home at UMass Amherst

Red Velvet Ribbon gives alternative and grunge rock a home at UMass Amherst

Paul Bagnall, Writer
November 5
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Guitars, violins, basses, ukuleles lined the walls of the venue. The sounds of a previous performer vibrates throughout the black and white tiles of the bar floor.

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Local bands and Diarrhea Planet shred the stage at Halloween Concert in Amherst

Local bands and Diarrhea Planet shred the stage at Halloween Concert in Amherst

Ben Bosco, Writer
November 3
Filed under Entertainment, Music

This was Diarrhea Planet's first time playing in Amherst, Mass., only having played a show in Northampton in summer 2012.

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All guts, all gory : Horror films you may have missed

All guts, all gory : Horror films you may have missed

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor
October 29
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Told from the viewpoint of a killer, the film is a tale of shattered glass, told from the perspective of gravity."

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3D printing: a totally doable trial and error process

3D printing: a totally doable trial and error process

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief
October 27
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

“There’s an entrepreneurial proverb that says, ‘If you jump off a cliff, build a plane on the way down,’ and that’s kind of what we did."

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The new fall TV shows: Will you find your next obsession?

The new fall TV shows: Will you find your next obsession?

Ally Michitson, Writer
October 27
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"It’s a slightly far-fetched story line and it seems a little over the top, but each episode leaves the viewer wanting to to see how Team Scorpion is going to solve whatever national crisis that emerges each week."

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Kanye West sets trends and experiments with hip hop art form

Kanye West sets trends and experiments with hip hop art form

Marcello Rossetti, Writer
October 19
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"The lyrics and mood of the project are also more aggressive in comparison to the softer, melancholy tones of "Heartbreaks." The albums almost sounds like the works of two entirely different artists."

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June and the Bee bring the noise (and the cellos) to Iron Horse Music Hall

June and the Bee bring the noise (and the cellos) to Iron Horse Music Hall

Hae Young Yoo, Writer
October 9
Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music

"The noise from upstairs heightened as friends, family, and fans settled into seats and ordered their drinks and meals. The band recommended the pulled pork sandwich."

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