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Classics meet clichés in “High Fidelity”

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Julia Donohue, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

The ego-centric attitude of Rob can only be placated by the effortless cool that drips throughout the series.

Norsemen: The Norwegian Viking comedy you didn’t know you needed

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Shiloh Clark, Writer

February 18, 2020

If you're looking for historical accuracy, stick to the History Channel because the Norsemen are here to raid and remix the stereotype of ancient Vikings. 

Has Denzel Curry “UNLOCKED” his full potential?

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Trevor Wilson, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

We will enjoy a long run of good form from Denzel Curry. If "UNLOCKED" is any indication of his artistic direction, then we all have something to be excited for in the near future.

Adam Sandler shines in “Uncut Gems”

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Jozef Zekanoski, Contributor

February 13, 2020

“Uncut Gems” was robbed of an Oscar nomination and deserves far more recognition.

Brent Faiyaz, “F*** The World”

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Astghik Dion, Photo/Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2020

“F*** The World” dropped on Feb. 7, and for the first time, it felt like it wasn’t merely his diehard fans listening. It was blatantly obvious Faiyaz has now completely submerged in the limelight, and there is no going back.

Why you should check out Amherst Cinema

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Ian Dartley, Writer

February 12, 2020

In a day and age where theaters are being strongarmed by big Hollywood studios into screening franchise and name-branded films, it's refreshing to find a diamond in the rough that's able to freely screen whatever they please.

How pressure and perfection pushed “Parasite” to the top

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Ian Dartley, Contributor

February 12, 2020

Regardless, the victory of “Parasite” marks a bold new stride for the Academy, one that will hopefully see voters continue to put their archaic qualifications behind them.

Entertainment’s Weekly Spin with Joji, Che Ecru, Lil Keed and more

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Amherst Wire Staff

February 11, 2020

With more music being released than ever before, Amherst Wire’s Entertainment team keeps you posted with some of their favorite tracks of the week.

808s and Ankle Breaks: Noname, concert crowds and the NBA Trade Deadline

808s and Ankle Breaks: Noname, concert crowds and the NBA Trade Deadline

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

February 11, 2020

This week Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson talk about gentrification in hip-hop concerts (13:49) and the NBA's craziest trade deadline deals (25:27). Listen here: Apple Podcasts Spotify Slap or skip: Apple Music Spotify SoundCloud Produced by: Jonathan Kermah Edited by: Trevor Wilson Follow us on social media: @808...

Philadanco! showcases the plight of the black man

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Tristan Smith, Contributor

February 10, 2020

The Philadelphia Dance Company made an appearance at the UMass Fine Arts Center last Thursday. The show was nothing shy of a spectacle that effectively portrays the compromising situations black men face in today's society.

Wire News Weekly – 2.9.20

Wire News Weekly - 2.9.20

Rebecca Duffy, Campus News Editor

February 10, 2020

In this episode of Wire News Weekly, Host Rebecca Duffy talks about a Smith College student's potential exposure to the coronavirus, the UMass Store selling roses for Valentine's Day and more news. Nicole Biagioni reports on Amherst's weather forecast.

From “America’s sweetheart” to “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift is at her most vulnerable in latest Netflix documentary

From “America’s sweetheart” to “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift is at her most vulnerable in latest Netflix documentary

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

Taylor Swift released her first album at the age of 16, and has grown up under the glare of the spotlight. In her latest Netflix documentary, Swift opens up unlike ever before about struggles that she's encountered within her career and how that has transformed her into the influential woman she is today.

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