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Amherst Wire Staff Picks: Valentines Day Playlist

Amherst Wire Staff Picks: Valentine’s Day Playlist

Amherst Wire Staff February 14, 2024

It’s the season of love, that time of year where you hear a love song and either embrace it with open arms or press skip upon hearing the first note. For this Amherst Wire Staff Pick, staff members picked...

Amherst Wire Staff Pick: Favorite Halloween Movies

Amherst Wire Staff Pick: Favorite Halloween Movies

Amherst Wire Staff October 27, 2023

With Halloween approaching around the corner, the Amherst Wire Staff lets you in on some of their favorite scary movies to enjoy during the Halloween season.  Isabel Guilmette, Editor in Chief  “Nope” ...

BShara performing at a local concert (bsharamusic on Instagram)

Becoming B’Shara: Embracing your musical identity

Lance Airasian, Contributor May 10, 2023
Within the past year, senior UMass engineering major Eli Feldman began performing across UMass under his stage name, Bshara. However, Bshara wasn't always backed with a full band of passionate musicians pooling their talents and skills together to bring a friend’s project to life. Originally it was just Feldman in a bedroom with a laptop, passion, and a drive to be different.
A New York City Yiddish theater production from 1913. Credit: New York Public Library

Dear Film Industry: Stop Exploiting Jewish Trauma

Brooke Wallenstein, Contributor April 24, 2023

If the title hasn't already made it clear, this isn't just a list of some good Jewish movies and television shows. After viewing the Netflix film "You People," starring Jonah Hill and Lauren London, I...

Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere all at Once

A Recap of the Best Picture Nominees for the 2023 Oscars

Isabel Guilmette and Cass Salot March 11, 2023

A season of incredible storytelling and heartwarming comeback performances that have been sweeping awards shows leading up to this sunday, The 95th Academy Awards is shaping up to be one of the most riveting...

Rihanna dressed in red in a sea of white puffy outfits (The New Yorker)

Rihanna in Red: Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Rachael Dufault, Writer February 27, 2023
Receiving more viewers than the actual Super Bowl game, Rihanna's performance will go down in history as truly remarkable.
Kim Petras and Sam Smith receiving Best Pop Duo Performance (Pitchfork)

A recap of the 2023 Grammy Awards

Rachael Dufault, Writer February 19, 2023
As it does every year, the Grammys have good, bad, and shocking moments. From Kim Petras being the first transgender artist to win a Grammy, Beyoncé being robbed of the album of the year, and Harry Styles’ controversial remark in his acceptance speech, it is nearly impossible to make everyone happy. Although there is voting that determines the winner of the Grammys, some say that it is a rigged system and a premeditated program.
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Wire Staff Playlist: Happy Holidays

Amherst Wire Staff December 23, 2022

Now that finals are over, it’s time to spend time with friends and family and enjoy the holiday season! No matter what you celebrate, there’s plenty of music to ring in the holiday cheer. Our editors...

Boston Band Ski Club opens their set with a long, instrumental rock song. Photo by Emilee Klein

WMUA’s Fall Concert rocks Amherst with Massachusetts bands

Emilee Klein, Podcast Editor November 30, 2022
Complete with The Drake's disco ball and dancing!
Credit: NBC

Wire Staff Recommendations: Childhood Classic

Amherst Wire Staff November 8, 2022

Every kid has grown up with their favorite childhood movies, whether they were introduced to them by their parents or they watched it in school for the first time. Even when you're an adult, those movies...

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. 
Credit: Deadline

“That’s just Greed”: Controversy behind the new Dahmer series

Rachel Dufault, Contributor November 8, 2022

Netflix released a new series on Sept. 21, 2022 called Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer story (otherwise known as Dahmer) which stars Evan Peters as Dahmer. It shows the thoughts and actions of infamous serial...

Midnights Album Cover (Spotify)

Pop Taylor Swift is back!

Mohit Ahuja, Contributor October 28, 2022
With the release of "Midnights," Swift broke the all-time record for the largest streaming week for an album by a female artist.
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