The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department

Amherst Wire

Tiffany Haddish makes history on SNL

Tiffany Haddish makes history on SNL

Isabel Fowler, Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

Saturday Night Live is a predominantly liberal satirical show that has been known to push boundaries. With this in mind, it was rather shocking that after 43 years, the show just had their first black female comedian host.

Read more »

“Super Slimey” and “Without Warning”: A comparison

“Super Slimey” and “Without Warning”: A comparison

Jonathan Kermah, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“Super Slimey” seemed like a slam dunk at first glance, but it feels a bit mailed in.

Read more »

Hail the Sun EP review: “Secret Wars”

Hail the Sun EP review: “Secret Wars”

Fitzgerald Pucci, Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Every cathartic low and hysterical high Hail the Sun brought me has been cranked up to eleven in this project.

Read more »

Kevin Hart to perform at UMass

Kevin Hart to perform at UMass

Elissa Borden, Campus News Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

The popular comedian will perform at the Mullins Center in March 2018.

Read more »

“Orange is the New Black”: Fact or fiction?

“Orange is the New Black”: Fact or fiction?

Isabel Fowler, Contributor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

“Orange is the New Black," the popular Netflix show based on a true story, follows several women who are serving time in Litchfield Penitentiary.

Read more »

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

“Runaways: The Musical” leaves an impression at UMass

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Showcase

The UMass Theater Department's newest show, "Runaways," played at Rand Theater.

Read more »

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Multimedia, Politics, TV/Movies

We can count on this show to tackle complex topics in a meaningful way that other shows shy away from.

Read more »

Sketch 22: The art of committing to the bit

Sketch 22: The art of committing to the bit

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

This comedy troupe goes to great lengths to make a sketch successful.

Read more »

Album review: Lil Pump’s self-titled debut gets old quick

Album review: Lil Pump’s self-titled debut gets old quick

Jonathan Kermah, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Lil Pump doesn’t make music to digest and think about; he makes music to ingest and wild out to.

Read more »

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Greeno Sub Shop’s Halloween series showcases student talent

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Greeno Sub Shop is hosting “Spooktacular,” a three-day event to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.

Read more »

Free Keys project brings painted pianos to campus

Free Keys project brings painted pianos to campus

Jordan Allen, Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

The Free Keys Project is bringing music and visual art to the University of Massachusetts campus.

Read more »

Album review: I the Mighty’s ‘Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let It Go’

Album review: I the Mighty’s ‘Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let It Go’

Fitzgerald Pucci, Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

I the Mighty refined their high-octane instrumentation and storyteller lyricism into their most provocative and mature sound yet.

Read more »

The digital-first, student-run magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department
Entertainment