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Quick Hits: A few standout performances highlight UMass football’s annual spring game -

April 21, 2017

Northampton cited as city choosing not to comply with ICE -

April 20, 2017

MASSPIRG hosts seminar on hunger and homelessness -

April 20, 2017

University Union hosts debate on Electoral College -

April 20, 2017

Stop fearing World War III -

April 20, 2017

UMass tennis gears up for weekend of Atlantic 10 matches -

April 20, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse to clinch CAA tournament berth with win over No. 10 Hofstra -

April 20, 2017

UMass softball squeaks past Boston College 2-1 Wednesday afternoon -

April 20, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse needs another big game from goalkeeper D.J. Smith against No. 10 Hofstra -

April 20, 2017

‘Your Name’ will defy your expectations -

April 20, 2017

‘Wilson’ is the weird neighbor who is worth a chance -

April 20, 2017

Online shopping may be easy, but retail stores are feeling the effects -

April 20, 2017

Fourth inning propels UMass baseball over Northeastern -

April 19, 2017

Fenway Park a unique change of scenery for UMass baseball -

April 19, 2017

Short-handed UMass baseball pitching staff provides quality work Wednesday in win over Northeastern -

April 19, 2017

DeJon Jarreau, Brison Gresham to transfer from UMass men’s basketball -

April 19, 2017

Panel discusses future of reproductive justice activism -

April 19, 2017

Don’t overlook South Sudan -

April 19, 2017

Students, faculty concerned about UMass Boston budget cuts -

April 19, 2017

Man who threatened to bomb Coolidge Hall attends court -

April 19, 2017

“Master of Shadows:” deeper than the normal spy-thriller

Mark Lamster’s new book “Master of Shadows” attests international espionage can be deeply engrossing and entertaining in its own way, especially with the unusual twist that Lamster puts on it. Don’t be fooled though; it’s not your grandmother’s typical spy-thriller.

James Franco gives accurate portrayal of Allen Ginsberg in “Howl”

The recently released film “Howl,” based on the most famous poem by Allen Ginsberg, gives viewers a clear view into the life of the poet: each line spoken by the character, played by James Franco, is taken directly from a transcript of the author, making the movie 100% in his own words.

“Never Let Me Go” fails to move

Despite high expectations, director Mark Romanek failed to impress with his adaption of Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel “Never Let Me Go.”

Deerhoof pulls out all stops at Pearl Street performance

Pearl Street was graced with Deerhoof’s presence on Saturday night. Even though their set started almost thirty minutes late, they played every song in their repertoire, and were called back on stage for two encores and were accompanied by members of their two opening bands, Xiu Xiu and Father Murphy.

Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu set to experiment this weekend

Any fans of experimental music must find a way to be in the Pearl Street clubroom this Saturday night at 9 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Yorn yearns for new sound, but is it a blunder?

Folk singer-songwriter Pete Yorn transforms his style for his new self-titled album, “Pete Yorn.” While die-hard fans will love it, his performance at Pearl Street on Monday left the audience questioning his recent change.

Barefoot Truth tiptoes towards success

Local roots-rock band Barefoot Truth rocked Pearl Street Friday night. Combining fan favorites, modern mixes and acoustic covers, the Barefoot Truth charmed the audience with their earthy style and friendly feel.

Pete Yorn to make Pioneer Valley debut

Alternative singer and songwriter Pete Yorn will make an appearance this Monday at Pearl Street. Yorn is touring in support of his latest, self titled album, which was produced by Black Francis of the Pixies.

Decades later, “Z” lives on

To this day, “Z” remains powerful because it resists the temptation to brush over truth with fiction. Based on actual events, the film does not deviate from reality; it portrays real people whose stories speak poignantly without the aid of Hollywood drama. It is in many ways a historical account, just as much as it is an exciting political thriller and an excellent film.

Land mark political thriller coming to Amherst Cinema

A French-language film released in 1969, “Z” is a minimally fictionalized account of the political turmoil in Greece following the 1963 assassination of peace-activist and democratic politician Gregoris Lambrakis. His death, perpetrated by right wing extremists, ignited a surge of popular protests against the government who was suspected of being involved. Gavras used actual transcripts of the ensuing trial and investigation following Lambrakis assassination, whose death exposed a conspiracy by the right-wing government.

‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ still a relevant source of advice

Dale Carnegie’s “How To Win Friends and Influence People” was first published in 1937. Still published today, it remains a source of wisdom and advice for any person.

Barefoot Truth will have feet tapping

This Saturday, at the Pearl Street Clubroom, Barefoot Truth will be playing to promote their new album, “Threads,” which they consider a milestone in their career. The band’s eclectic musical style fuses elements of folk, rock, blues and jazz, to create a unique but easily accessible sound presented on stage with youthful energy that reflects the band’s spirit of honesty and optimism in their music.

Concert brings UMass together in support of Haiti

There is something about the shared experience of live music and dancing that erodes national borders, negates the separation of geographic distance and translates across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Music often serves as the impetus for sympathy and interconnectedness. In doing so, it channels itself towards alleviating the scourge of poverty, disease and natural catastrophe. Such was the phenomenon that occurred last Feb. 11, in the concert hall of the UMass Fine Arts Center, where residents of Amherst and surrounding towns, along with students from the Five Colleges, gathered for the Stand up for Haiti Benefit Concert.

University stands up for Haiti with benefit concert

A combination of local and student performers will take the stage to raise funds for the Haiti relief effort tonight at a benefit concert hosted by the University of Massachusetts.

Theatricality elevates the dance for Mark Morris

Mark Morris’ reputation for delivering innovative yet technically challenging dance pieces went unchallenged last night, as Morris’ group presented three dances, each of which had its own distinctive style and choreography.

Mark Morris dance group to take stage at UMass

The Mark Morris Dance Group will take the stage in the Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The Mark Morris Dance Group, an internationally acclaimed dance company is coming to the University of Massachusetts tonight to perform its innovative blend of live music and modern dance.