Thanks to the accumulating-interestingness principle of adulthood, Assistant Arts Editor Garth Brody’s pedagogical options haven’t depleted: they’ve exploded.
Valentine’s Day, like any other consumer-driven holiday, can and should be approached as a competitive sport. Fortunately, unlike gift-based holidays like Christmas, the surest path to a Valentine’s victory doesn’t have to be paved with begrudging magnanimity.
Reports say that all Facebook users will be forced into having their profiles become the Timeline. Has Facebook, with all of its creativity, finally crossed the line?
Collegian columnist Garth Brody reviews Judie’s restaurant in Amherst.
The holidays have come and gone, and with them go the last vestiges of seasonal sentimentality. We’ve reached the cruel heart of winter, that interminable stretch between now and April during which Mother Nature treats us to her most brutal conditions: black ice, freezing winds and scraping the frost off the windshield in the morning. Hellish stuff, and bad weather is only the beginning. Snowbound isolation and prolonged darkness make this the perfect time of the year for horror. So toss out your old Christmas trees, snuff the candles on your menorah, and get ready to feel the icy touch…
Professor Kirby Farrell discusses the sociological motivations at play in Halloween’s spooky symbolic language. What are we afraid of?
Andrew Bird, armed with a violin and a tenor voice that makes listeners swoon, brought his playfully neurotic brand of indie folk to the Calvin Theater Thursday night.
Indie folk multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird headlines the Calvin Theater in Northampton tonight at 8 p.m. Opening act Dosh will perform alongside Bird.
Amherst Cinema begins its “Science on Screen” film series tonight with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Following that will be “The Fly” and “Grey Gardens.”
90s music legend Chris Isaak brought his eccentric act to the Calvin Theater this past Tuesday, Dec. 7. Donning outfits that could blind a small village during a solar eclipse, Isaak pleased the crowd with his interactive and fun set.
Chris Isaak is coming to town tonight, so get out your spangled vests and pompadour cuts. Everything about Isaak’s music is a consistent throwback, but he does it all without so much as a wink at the audience. He is performing at the Calvin Theater tonight.
Jay-Z is a titan of hip-hop, and he knows it, and he knows that all of you know it, too. And in his new book, he is ready to level with you about what it all means.
New York’s folktronica duo The Books played Pearl Street Nightclub this past Friday. Combining avant garde footage with their distinct sound, the band was a big hit with the Northampton crowd.
Tonight Comedy Central will air its third biennial “Night of Too Many Stars,” an autism benefit show aimed at raising money for autism education and research programs. The show will feature a live telecast from LA as well as a pre-taped New York show from Oct. 2.
The Books band members Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong discuss their humble beginnings and interesting sound. The Books will be playing at Pearl Street this Friday at 9 p.m., supported by music-hall indie rockers The Black Heart Procession.
Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tom Fec, a.k.a. Tobacco performed at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton this past Thursday. Tobacco combined one of a kind visuals with his eclectic dance beats for an all around out–there performance.
Tobacco (aka Tom Fec) will be playing at the Iron Horse Music Hall this Thursday. His darker-toned solo work promises to bring the Pioneer Valley an interesting night.
You all owe your freedom to Daniel Ellsberg. Well, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but it is approximately the way you will feel after seeing “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” a documentary about the man who took the Pentagon Papers from top secret to front page.
Minds, eardrums and asses were blown at the Mullins Center last night – the University of Massachusetts’ University Programming Council hosted 2010’s spring concert. Headlining the show, Ludacris had the audience in the palm of his hand all night, alternately getting them to clap, wave, light up or shout, all at the drop of a beat.
Do you enjoy live music in widely accessible styles? If yes, then get your sweet keister down to the Mullins Center this Sunday for the UPC’s annual Spring Concert. Headlining the event is the one and only Ludacris.