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Sex and violence: A hardwired love story?

Sex and violence: A hardwired love story?

Jon Decker, Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

We are traumatized when we witness or experience violence in real life. So why do so many love watching it so much in entertainment? A researcher explains.

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‘AHS: Cult’ finds inspiration in 2016 election

‘AHS: Cult’ finds inspiration in 2016 election

Cassidy Kotyla, Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

“AHS: Cult” preys on the deepest fears the 2016 election brought out in American citizens.

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‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

Kevin Rogers, Contributor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology, TV/Movies

Let the ominous noir world of this cyberpunk film consume you.

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Princess Nokia channels NY upbringing in ‘1992 Deluxe’

Princess Nokia channels NY upbringing in ‘1992 Deluxe’

Jaylene Lopez, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

AMHERST — The album, “1992 Deluxe," released on September 8, explores the life of New York rapper, Destiny Frasqueri, also known as Princess Nokia. Her struggles growing up in Manhattan as an Afro-Puerto Rican foster child are shown in her lyricism and ‘90s and trap-inspired production.   She kicks off ...

Are the ’90s still ‘All That’?

Are the ’90s still ‘All That’?

Michael Shea, Contributor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Showcase

From television show reboots to returning fashion trends, I have one question: Are the ‘90s still 'All That'?

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‘Grace and Frankie’ offers a new take on comedy

‘Grace and Frankie’ offers a new take on comedy

Alexa Rockwell, Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Grace and Frankie are living lives as fulfilling and exciting as the most youthful of protagonists.

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‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ gives voice to music lovers from Amherst to New York City

Brita Turner, Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

Mambo music from the Caribbean merged with American disco-funk beats into a new genre: hip-hop.

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album a bold take on black life in America

Kendrick Lamar’s new album a bold take on black life in America

Jaylene Lopez, Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

In these times of political hysteria, “DAMN.” offers a compilation of black power, an assertion of dominance and insight on Lamar’s personal life.

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’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

’13 Reasons Why’ is a haunting and worthwhile show

Thomas Calautti, Video Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

If you watch or read only one thing about depression, this show is your answer.

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Hip-hop artist Logic’s new album drops next week

Hip-hop artist Logic’s new album drops next week

Geoff Warren, Contributor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

On Wednesday, Def Jam Records signee and Visionary Music Group frontman, Logic, released the trailer for his third studio album and announced its release date, set for May 5.

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#NowPlaying at Amherst Wire

#NowPlaying at Amherst Wire

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Here are a few of the songs we've been bumping at the Amherst Wire this month.

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UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

UMass Got Talent winner Friends at the Falls to open at Spring Concert

Caeli Chesin, Assistant Travel Editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Friends at the Falls, a band of five friends who grew up down the street from one another, will open the 2017 Spring Concert.

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