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Amy Schumer redefines what it means to be a “lady”

Amy Schumer redefines what it means to be a “lady”

Meghan Carney, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Amy Schumer is polarizing. She breaks the rules, and it scares people.

Rich the Kid hits a sophomore slump with “The World is Yours 2”

Rich the Kid hits a sophomore slump with “The World is Yours 2”

Oliver Sampson, Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

It's strictly braggadocio - there’s nothing introspective or emotional here.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 8

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 8

Jack Martin, Podcaster

April 1, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Podcasts, Showcase, Technology

On Jack Martin's agenda? "Borderlands 3" and two rumored Nintendo Switch models.

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

March 31, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Here are the highs and lows of this week in entertainment, selected by the Wire's Entertainment staff.

Three music festivals you need on your bucket list

Three music festivals you need on your bucket list

Chloe Lindahl, Writer

March 30, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, Showcase, Travel

Scattered around the country are hidden gems of weekend getaways at prices you can afford and destinations that are beyond worth the road trip.

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 41

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 41

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 28, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Podcasts, Showcase

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson discuss the latest albums from NAV and Rich the Kid, Lonzo Ball's departure with Big Baller Brand and end of the season stat lines.

NAV is his own worst enemy on “Bad Habits”

NAV is his own worst enemy on “Bad Habits”

Trevor Wilson, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

On a scale of the original mix of “Yosemite” to “Biebs in the Trap,” this album is a cut below NAV’s inaudible verse on “Yosemite.”

Woodstock 50: the return of an era?

Woodstock 50: the return of an era?

Matt Berg, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, Showcase

Organizers want to re-create the iconic festival for its 50th anniversary, but is it possible?

If you loved “Get Out,” you need to go see “Us”

If you loved “Get Out,” you need to go see “Us”

Julia Donohue, Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

“Get Out” is a cultural touchstone that requires white viewers to reflect on their social conscious and results in a necessary guilt for their direct or indirect racism. “Us” is about everything.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 7

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 7

Jack Martin, Podcaster

March 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Podcasts, Showcase, Technology

Jack Martin discusses Google Stadia, the new Nintendo Direct style livestreams from Xbox and PlayStation, and Cuphead’s arrival on Nintendo Switch.

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 40

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 40

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

March 22, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Podcasts, Showcase

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson reveal the 808s and Ankle Breaks March Madness Bracket. Vote on Twitter to decide which of the thirty-two hoops lyrics is the best of the best.

Magic Comes to Life on Stage in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Magic Comes to Life on Stage in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Katherine Scott, Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

As an avid reader of the novel and a lifelong theatre fan, it was truly a dream come true to see this brilliant production with the original cast.

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