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Marvel’s Daredevil: A darker toned adaptation that delivers

Marvel’s Daredevil: A darker toned adaptation that delivers

Jesse Hernandez, Writer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

"Having Fisk as the primary antagonist serves as the perfect counterpart to Daredevil; Fisk is a man who is bad, but feels he is doing the right thing, while Murdoch is a man who is good, but worries if he’s in the wrong."

Critics ask ‘why Trevor Noah?’ for “The Daily Show”

Critics ask ‘why Trevor Noah?’ for “The Daily Show”

Sarah Robertson, Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

"Seymour argues that while Noah will bring a refreshing perspective to American politics, Comedy Central missed an opportunity by not putting the first ever woman at the helm of a major late night broadcast."

Top Five TV shows with the best social media experience

Top Five TV shows with the best social media experience

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor

April 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Top Five

The shows whose social media experience is almost as good as the show itself.

Dynamics stay true to their name

Dynamics stay true to their name

Emily Johnson, Contributor

April 17, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

nside, the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Dynamics rehearse for their on-campus concert and alumni reunion on April 18 in room 227 of Herter Hall at six p.m. It will be a celebration of the Acappella group's 10th anniversary and new, fifth studio album: CCXVII.

Game of Thrones confronts gender inequality with strong female characters

Game of Thrones confronts gender inequality with strong female characters

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

"Female roles in these works are historically minimized. Princesses exist as treasures for heroic men, to have sex with and ignore. Men perform actions, men achieve greatness; the roles of women are almost entirely supplementary."

Mamma’s Marmalade: Pioneer Valley “Potato Jazz”

Mamma’s Marmalade: Pioneer Valley “Potato Jazz”

Erica Weiss and Luis Feldman

April 8, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Described as the musical “bus driver” for the band, Maura is specifically essential to the band's overall performance. The all-string group must rely on her bass and timing to make sure that their sound has cohesion."

Tarantino’s latest film leaked online: will it be another classic?

Tarantino’s latest film leaked online: will it be another classic?

Jesse Hernandez, Writer

April 7, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

"While Tarantino said he wanted to continue his “history trilogy,” it would have been nice to have him cover another time in history. As a Western film, like his most recent film, “Django Unchained," Tarantino doesn't explore other iconic periods."

Is Stephen Colbert ready for the Late Show?

Is Stephen Colbert ready for the Late Show?

Marcello Rossetti, Writer

April 2, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

"In his interview segments, he mastered the ability to wring out as much comedy as possible from his guests. His penchant for jumping in on a guest’s anecdote with a clever joke or retort is a skill that every great late night host must have."

A Review of Kendrick Lamar’s New Album, To Pimp A Butterfly

A Review of Kendrick Lamar’s New Album, To Pimp A Butterfly

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

The follow up titled “To Pimp a Butterfly,” (TPAB) which is a play on the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was released a week early to the surprise of both the hip-hop community and Lamar’s record label.

Top Five news apps for millennials

Top Five news apps for millennials

Ruthann Barry, Writer

March 25, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Technology, Top Five

"In a world where everyone is glued to smartphones and iPads, news consumption should be at an expected all-time-high, right? Wrong."

SALT celebrates musical diversity on UMass Campus

SALT celebrates musical diversity on UMass Campus

Ruthann Barry, Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

It is 8 p.m. on a frigid Thursday night at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Inside the walls of the Student Union in the Cape Cod Lounge, an array of music loving students gather to listen to a genre that is so seemingly under-appreciated.

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