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2017 Basketball Special Issue -

November 16, 2017

UMass men’s basketball prepares for transitional season in 2017-18 -

November 16, 2017

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how history and humanity is remembered -

November 16, 2017

CMASS completes seven-week discussion series -

November 16, 2017

UMass women’s basketball resets and reloads, looking to improve on last year’s record with plenty of new talent -

November 16, 2017

Matt McCall’s winding path to bring unity to UMass -

November 16, 2017

Carl Pierre is a piece to Matt McCall’s basketball program -

November 16, 2017

Why they stayed: Malik Hines, Chris Baldwin and C.J. Anderson -

November 16, 2017

McConnell chooses politics over morals -

November 16, 2017

Swipe right for love? Probably not. -

November 16, 2017

‘The Florida Project’ is a monument to the other side of paradise -

November 16, 2017

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ doesn’t have to be the best Marvel movie -

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Thursday’s NCAA tournament rematch between UMass men’s soccer and Colgate will be a battle of adjustments -

November 15, 2017

Veteran belonging and the decline of American communities discussed by journalist and author at Amherst College -

November 15, 2017

‘UMass Cares About Cancer’ Hosts Blanket Making Event -

November 15, 2017

UMass women’s basketball heads to North Dakota for two games -

November 15, 2017

UMass football sets its sights on BYU -

November 15, 2017

UMass men’s soccer hosts Colgate in opening round of NCAA tournament -

November 15, 2017

UMass women’s basketball looks to improve from last season’s road record this weekend in North Dakota -

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That’s a RAP! -

November 15, 2017

Yo La Tengo remain indie champions

After 25 years of performance, Yo La Tengo has lost no steam on stage. Alternately gorgeous and abrasive, they rocked the Academy of Music.

Yo La Tengo to bring its ‘heart’ to NoHo

Indie-rock veterans Yo La Tengo plan to bring an enigmatic night of music filled with pleasant surprises to The Academy of Music in Northampton tomorrow.

The case for Kate Bush

Collegian staff writer Mark Schiffer is here once again to help you traverse the dangerous world of music. This week, we have a guide to the work of Kate Bush.

The case for prog rock

According to Mark Schiffer, for the music fans of today there is much to be gained by digging into the best of progressive rock.

Kurt Vile rocks out

Spring is here, and just in time for those afternoon back road cruises Kurt Vile has generously released a fantastic new album, “Smoke Ring for My Halo.”

Overlooked cult classics

From a mostly-forgotten Oscar winner to a madcap 1960s extravaganza, these films are the perfect answer to your cult classic cravings.

Swans reunite the roost, release best album of 2010

Collegian staff writer Mark Schiffer brings you his take on the best album of 2010.

‘Void’ not totally fulfilling

The latest film from Gaspar Noe, “Enter the Void” explores themes of mortality and drug use. The film stars stars Paz de la Huerta and Nathaniel Brown.

Dylan not ‘Forever Young’

Bob Dylan’s performance at the Mullins Center last Friday was solid but showed signs of the songwriter’s age. Bland arrangements and little audience interaction canceled out the variety in the setlist, making for a mediocre evening.

Bob Dylan rolls into Mullins Center

Music fans, the so-called “holy grail” of folk-rock has arrived: Bob Dylan, the creator of what has turned out to be some of the most enduring music of all-time, will be playing the Mullins Center this Friday at 8 p.m.

“The Humbling” is a smashing success

In his new book, “The Humbling,” author Philip Roth explores the decline of an actor as he hits rock bottom. As the character struggles through depression and thoughts of suicide, Roth draws upon experience to develop a complex novel that confirms his spot as one of the truly great American writers of our time.

“Legend” soars with stunning imagery

Zack Snyder emphasizes his highly-stylized visual flare in his newest film, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” While the story lacks originality, the fast-paced action and stunning graphics create a fantastic children’s film.

Tao Lin’s “Richard Yates” impressive and moving

Lin’s new novel, about two fictional characters named Haley Joel Osment and Dakota Fanning, hit the racks on Sept. 7, and Mark Schiffer thinks you should buy it immediately.

Experimental rock band Xiu Xiu taps into new energy at Hampshire College

Xiu Xiu put on quite the performance at the Hampshire College dining commons on April 12. Their “thunderstorm of a set” even included the use of a Nintendo DS as an instrument. The band also used sexual outbursts at peak moments of their performance.

Xiu Xiu to Rock Hampshire College

Xiu Xiu will perform tonight at the Hampshire College Dining Commons.

Bong Joon-ho’s “Mother” thrills and spiritually engages

In a film climate where little substance appears to be occurring in the mainstream, it is nice to see a film like “Mother” (Madeo). What viewers are privy to is an incredibly gripping, thematically complex, and beautifully directed thriller by Bong Joon-ho. Now that it has won the 2010 Asian Film Award for best picture, it looks like it has the potential to be a runaway success.

Joanna Newsom’s latest is ‘One’ to be reckoned with

Four years ago, in a duet with Smog’s Bill Callahan, Joanna Newsom sang “I love you truly, or I love no one.” Curious, how in a career seemingly ridden with fantasy allusions and eccentricity, the conclusion to one of her greatest songs was something as relatable and emotional as that.

Amherst Cinema showcases Oscar-nominated shorts

Every year, the Oscars come and go. And yet, one category always seems to pass by unnoticed: the short films.

Sumptuous ‘Embraces’ (3)

Like a delicious Georgia peach begging to be bitten into, “Broken Embraces” unfurls a near-perfect synthesis of narrative and spectacle.

“Good Rockin’ Tonight” Reintroduces Legend to New Generation

Elvis Presley is currently associated with screechy blue-haired queens in Memphis, placing wreaths on his grave while talking about how they saw him last night in their hotel rooms. Hopefully, with today’s release of “Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight” – celebrating what would be Elvis’s 75th birthday – all this will change.