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“The Gang” is still here

“The Gang” is still here

Adam London, Contributor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

The comedy series debuted its 11th season Jan. 6, closing in on 124 episodes.

Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Eric the Ratt: Expressions from the ‘Dark World’

Frank Dutan, Contributor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music

Together, this close-knit family of sonic innovators has created some of the weirdest hip-hop music the Valley has ever heard.

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Twenty years of catchin’ ’em all

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology

Seventeen years later, and I am still hooked. I may have a job, my undergraduate classes and a girlfriend, but I also still have Pokémon.

Beach House: It is happening again

Beach House: It is happening again

Jordan Allen, Contributor

February 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Legrand and Scally [of Beach House] understand who they are: not a band that brings you with them on a personal journey, but functions more as a setting, a place to exist at a point in time.

“The (Unsatisfying) Life of Pablo”

“The (Unsatisfying) Life of Pablo”

Andrew Kratochwil, Entertainment Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music

“The Life of Pablo,” introduces listeners to new levels of West’s blend of egotism and artistry, in what could possibly be the worst album of his career.

Aziz Ansari hits home run in “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari hits home run in “Master of None”

Adam London, Contributor

November 24, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

If you're looking for a slapstick, laugh-out-loud comedy, this series is not for you. It's much more than that, as it goes far deeper than a traditional comedy series.

Harry Potter: Stories keep on Rowling

Harry Potter: Stories keep on Rowling

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer

November 20, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

You can probably imagine how excited Potter fans felt when J.K. Rowling finally announced a sequel.

UMass Boys to Men, Episode 1

UMass Boys to Men, Episode 1

November 11, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Web Series

Alex and Ran move back into their dorm in Southwest and greet each other with hostility. The two also find that they have a new, mysterious neighbor who has been causing problems with other residents.

Disney: No life in live-action

Disney: No life in live-action

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Is Disney finally running out of ideas?

UMass Quidditch’s journey to the World Cup

UMass Quidditch’s journey to the World Cup

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Sports

A bad call from the head referee crushed the UMass Crabs', UMass Amherst's Quidditch team, dream's of playing in the World Cup.

Afraid on purpose: Why we love horror movies

Afraid on purpose: Why we love horror movies

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Horror is a lot like comedy, every scare a punchline. It is an art of composing those moments that we don't see coming. But how do they keep coming up with those moments — how have we not seen it all before?

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