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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

What a long, strange blah blah blah blah

Thanks to the accumulating-interestingness principle of adulthood, Assistant Arts Editor Garth Brody’s pedagogical options haven’t depleted: they’ve exploded.

Getting in the maximum amount of dates on V-Day

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.

Facebook Timeline changeover causes concern as total switch looms

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?

Judie’s restaurant provides variety

Collegian columnist Garth Brody reviews Judie’s restaurant in Amherst.

Six chilling flicks

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…

Scared to death: the morbid cultural forces behind Halloween

Professor Kirby Farrell discusses the sociological motivations at play in Halloween’s spooky symbolic language. What are we afraid of?

Andrew Bird Makes “Bein’ Green” Look Easy

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.

Andrew Bird whistles his way to NoHo

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 dissects cinema science with Hitchcock

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.”

Chris Isaak plays ‘both’ his hits at Calvin Tuesday

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 brings pompadour to Calvin Theater tonight

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 tells all in “Decoded”

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.

The Books school Northampton in folktronica

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.

Stars shine for autism benefit show

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 crack open new sound

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.

Tobacco’s strange sounds hit Northampton

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 to break down Iron Horse Thursday

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.

‘Dangerous’ documentary impresses

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.

UPC treats students to a “Ludacris” show

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.

UPC to ‘Rollout’ Red Carpet For Ludacris

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.