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Media consumption: Digital and plentiful

Media consumption: Digital and plentiful

Thomas Beaton and Kyla Galer

April 14, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"They think that there is too much “bad news” and don’t want to clutter their life with negativity. It goes back to the age old question, “is ignorance bliss?”"

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Zack Hardy, Writer

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"But most of them aren't there anymore. The independent stations couldn't afford to pay all the cable companies to stay on the air. So now you've got a new problem."

10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks

10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks

Alex Lindsay, Writer

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Here’s a list of 10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks.

UMass Spring Concert 2014 artists

UMass Spring Concert 2014 artists

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Temperatures have reached above 18 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words: spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than with Slightly Stoopid, Wale and the Goo Goo Dolls at the Spring Concert on Sunday, April 13th at the Mullins Center. Whether you already have your ticket or if you are still...

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 years later

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 years later

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

On April 5, 1994, his voice was silenced forever when Cobain was found dead in a room above the garage of his Seattle home.

Experience the magic of a Wes Anderson film

Experience the magic of a Wes Anderson film

James Davis, Contributor

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Anderson is able to completely uproot the standard story arc that he favored and allow his other ideas to flow through."

Marky Ramone visits UMass

Marky Ramone visits UMass

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

“I thought I was okay to drive, obviously not, I blacked out and the next thing I remember is waking up, and my car was in the middle of a furniture store.” — Marky Ramone

St. Vincent speaks to listeners with her new sound

St. Vincent speaks to listeners with her new sound

Sarah DiZio, Contributor

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"The pretty mannequin featured on the cover of Actor is gone, now she's extroverted, reigning with sounds that seem drawn from deep space and she's not sorry."

10 songs for Blarney Blowout

10 songs for Blarney Blowout

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

March 3, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"This song has been heard in every bar, at every Red Sox and Bruins game, and in a little film Martin Scorsese directed called, “The Departed.” If you have not heard of this song, you may be living under a rock."

Band spotlight: Values

Band spotlight: Values

Alex Lindsay, Writer

March 3, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Being a local band in today’s music world can be tough, but for hardcore metal band “Values,” it's been a mostly positive experience.

From page to screen: 6 books to look for in the movies

From page to screen: 6 books to look for in the movies

Ally Michitson, Writer

March 3, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Most movies are books, and most of those books are best-selling novels. This year, a new wave of Young Adult books and novels are coming to the silver screen."

Ten 90s throwbacks you forgot you loved

Ten 90s throwbacks you forgot you loved

Allyson Michitson, Writer

March 3, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"From “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” to “Men in Black,” Will Smith pretty much ruled the 90s. Known for having "clean" rap songs, Smith’s “Gettin Jiggy Wit It” won the Grammy for Best Rap Solo in Performance in 1999 and people have been getting "jiggy" with it for 16 years and counting."

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