Emma Roberts leads a strong young cast in Gia Coppola’s first film.
James Gunn’s humorous space epic breaks the mold of what audiences traditionally find in a summer hit.
Explore dishes geared towards the adventurous traveler, from insects to fish.
A soul-warming drink straight from the Emerald Isle that will provide a blend of warmth and tipsiness all at once.
Released for free to all 500 million iTunes users, the new album fails to live up to the band’s past work.
The rhythm and blues singer diversifies her sound while staying true to her strengths on her latest album.
The Brooklyn-based rock band’s new single promises a strong return on its fifth album, “Seeds.”
Timothy D. Cook, head of Apple, reveals the highly anticipated iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.
The University of Massachusetts held an event dedicated to openly discussing and giving advice with regards to “hooking up.”
Dr. Vijay Prashad calls for an egalitarian revolution when speaking at the University of Massachusetts.
Gleeson a beacon of hope in the shadows
A successfully whimsical and offbeat story.
‘Real Time’ offers laughs and debates
Natural remedies may rival your regular over-the-counter drugs
Pasta E Basta’s authentic Italian cuisine makes it a favorite eatery for local students.
Ab-Soul evolves and looks to a wider audience on his third album.
The group’s fifth LP both shifts the band’s sound and plays to its strengths.
A look at which musicians will be making waves with their new records in the coming months.
If you’ve been drinking and need to find a way home, “Sobrio” may be the app for you.
Richard Linklater’s film “Boyhood” is so much more than a simple film about a boy.
A new ending to “How I Met You Mother” comes to a much sweeter conclusion.
Scarlett Johansson takes your breath away with a mesmerizing, avant-garde performance
Though uneven at parts, the film carries powerful message.
An unwelcome addition to the ever-growing list of young adult dystopia films
This year’s underrated albums and artists that are too good for the charts.
After a problematic launch, this MMO is destined for greatness
A personal account of the effects of the death of an icon, from Nathan Frontiero.
Artists both young and old brought fresh and innovative sounds to their records this summer. Here are four of the best.
This summer, I walked by Boston Calling by happenstance. I was in the city for no particular reason and didn’t know the festival was that day until I saw the advertisements glaring at me from across the subway tracks. Curious, my friends and I followed the sound of bass echoing off the skyscrapers until we reached Government Center. We rounded the corner and had basically made it backstage. Mere yards separated us from stairs leading to the main stage, where four lumberjack-looking musicians waited to go on next. Through the fence we could see them talking, tuning their instruments and…
A slew of new products are on the way, including the highly anticipated iPhone 6, iOS 8 and the iPhone Air.
The silly space opera makes superhero movies fun again.
“Faking It” proves to be a boring and empty show based on an unusual premise.
Competition and poor programming may have brought about the end of an era for NBC.
Rapper Kid Cudi made headlines for his latest look with his rapper-turned-rocker style.
Advice on how to steal the spotlight at any music festival or summer event you attend.
Stay entertained and productive on your phone with these tools.
Get into the good old fashion DIY spirit with Students for Alternative Music
Critically acclaimed band’s fourth album promises brave new sounds
TDE artist looks to carve her own niche in hip-hop/R&B world
Dogfish Head’s Theobroma Ale is a celebration of both the flavor of chocolate and its proverbially mystical qualities from the folklore of bygone eras.
Vietnamese cuisine requires an intricate cooking style that is often more complex than the average meal.
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo team up to perform in NoHo as indie duo The Both.
Wally Pfister’s directorial debut is contrived and graceless
Julia Louis-Dreyfus continues to deliver as Selina Meyer in “Veep.”
Darren Aronofsky, a director best known for the 2010 film “Black Swan,” has fallen victim to that most dreaded art-versus-production trope of Hollywood; a big budget. “Noah,” his latest effort, had financial backing north of $100 million, and you can see every cent of it. Everything about this film is supersized – giant tracking shots, a showy score and CGI as far as the anamorphic eye can see. Yes, this is an epic film adapted from a biblical story (and an admittedly very short biblical story at that), but Aronofsky, who also co-wrote the script with Ari Handel, gets far…
Your guide to looking great without offending during this year’s music festival season.
A look at the outfits from Beyoncé’s latest tour.
Fans await a proper fourth title in the Jak and Daxter video game franchise that may never come.
Sarah Robertson recounts the events of last weekend’s Extravaganja Festival.
Adria Kelly-Sullenger walks you through the basics of Irish cuisine.
Finally, the sheriff we deserve makes an entrance in “The Walking Dead” after an uneven fourth season.
The influence of the rock icon can still be felt across music two decades after his death.
The Canadian singer-songwriter brought her A-game to Northampton last Wednesday.
Overalls and whitewashed outfits return for spring
Folk duo from the Commonwealth Honors College create music from the stairwells.
The band brings jazz, surf and hip hop influences together in harmony
This hard to miss “psyche-indie-jam-garage-rock” band gets their namesake from none other than Reggie Watts, and is working hard at playing as much as they can.
17-year-old Deja Carr splits her time between four musical projects and is one of the Pioneer Valley’s best kept secrets.
Emily Brightman reviews Port Brewing Company’s Hot Rocks Lager in her weekly beer column.
Adria Kelly-Sullenger went on a quest to find the best cup of coffee on campus.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is the crossroads of political drama and superhero movies
“Glee” finally drops Ohio and settles on one location in the city that never sleeps.
Normcore is the anti-fashion trend that’s quickly gaining steam.
Continuing her intimate “Mettle” tour, former Broken Social Scene member to perform in NoHo
John Darnielle, better known as The Mountain Goats, will be putting on a solo performance in Northampton at the Pearl Street Ballroom.
Singer shows growth and willingness to experiment on 10th LP.
“Audacity of Hops” brings forth a complex flavor that in itself makes it worth mentioning.
John LaCroix advises those who haven’t heard of The Dirty Heads to go to their show.
This swear-filled spelling bee comedy gets a blue ribbon for acting, not writing.
“Mad Men” theories from the far-fetched to the more probable are explored before the final season.
As HBO’s hit series “Girls” comes to its third season finale, it opens up a new set of doors for each and every character.
With domestic exchange, students can find themselves on an adventure anywhere within the realm of our 50 states.
Malian band brings their A game to NoHo with electrifying set
New York band’s sixth album shows renewed energy and creativity
BBC Maibock Lager proves to be unlike many of its own kind.
Explore some traditional, non-Americanized Mexican cuisine.
The new “Veronica Mars” movie is a film for fans that was also funded by fans.
“True Detective” caps off its incredible first season in style.
There was too much Wes Anderson for one film.
Memorable looks came from music and film stars alike
The Young Tricksters has been snowballing popularity in the Pioneer Valley music scene lately and just released their first EP, “Ripples.” Get to know the members of this locally-based band.
On top of their game, critically acclaimed band take their new album “Emmaar” to NoHo.
Amherst beat-boxer Honeycomb won the annual UMass CRC Battle of the Bands event on Wednesday.
Emily Brightman reviews Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Creme Brulee Stout.
Frank Underwood continues his ruthless bid for the presidency in season two of “House of Cards.”
The new “Fantastic Four” is full of casting blunders that have infuriated fans.
The A&E original series “Bates Motel” continues to be thrilling and mysterious in its second season.
The star picks the best looks again and again
Though culture is changing, some workplaces stay stuck in the past
The star looks great and keeps it simple – and so can you.
Southern rock band’s 10th LP hits all the right notes.
London band’s new album promises change of sonic direction
Singer/producer’s second solo album establishes him as a star in his own right.
Emily Brightman provides some tips for drinking responsibly and still having fun this weekend.
Emily Brightman reviews Great Divide Old Ruffian beer, finding it intense but tasty.
Ellen DeGeneres hosts an entertaining, albeit unsurprising Oscars ceremony.
Jimmy Fallon has rung in a new era of late-night television as the new host of “The Tonight Show.”
Celebrities stun and set the trends for the upcoming season at the Oscars on Sunday night.
Rapper Kid Cudi drops his surprise fourth album, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon.”
UMass students find solace in furry friends brought in as part of the Paws Program.
Nationally popular country string band to headline Calvin Theater
Worcester band is on top of their game with “Home, Like Noplace Is There.”
West Coast rapper collaborates with famous friends, and continues to impress, on third LP.
Emily Brightman reviews beer brewed from yeast found in a man’s beard.
Hae Young Yoo discusses all of the dining options available at the Hatch Cafe.
“RoboCop” has significant hype surrounding it, but it lacks the humanity it pretends to have.
The prolific writer and director Joss Whedon is known for a wide variety of works, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The Avengers.”
This year’s Oscar-nominated short films include “Mr. Hublot,” “Get a Horse” and “Feral.”
A gripping performance, “The Vagina Monologues” inspires conversation about violence against women.
Locally based folk-rock group gives insight on their new sound and direction.
Desert rock band exposes Western audiences to the sounds of the Sahara.
Emily Brightman reviews Founder’s Breakfast Stout.
Jam band moe. stopped off at the Calvin Theater in NoHo with an improv-heavy set that was met with a mixed reception.
The winter can be a drag, but these jams will make the cold bearable.
The HBO drama “True Detective” is a gritty, slow burn beauty midway through its first season.
The high quality original programming of Netflix sets the streaming service apart.
Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde Tripel Ale goes 15th century on your taste buds
Over to UPub and through Ryan Hill, to comedy night we go
A master of his craft that truly made a difference, Phillip Seymour Hoffman will be missed.
This drama centered around a road trip proves to be Will’s forte.
The popular Boston band Bad Rabbits hops back to the Pioneer Valley at Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall this Thursday.
The Broadway “American Idiot” musical comes to the UMass campus and wows the FAC with its provocative, emotional story.
‘Benji’ is moving, powerful and incredibly honest
Broken Bells, indie supergroup, disappoints on sophomore LP
J. Cole’s record label drops first mixtape.
Emily Brightman reviews Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea.
Martin Scorsese’s latest makes “Spring Breakers” look like “Frozen.”
The movie “August: Osage County” rewards those up to the challenge.
This found footage flick only presents a cure for insomnia.
Unsure on whether to wear gloves or mittens? Maybe it’s time to try the new alternative: glittens.
Green Day’s rock musical, “American Idiot,” prepares to take the stage at the University of Massachusetts.
The parka trend is transcending the season with its compelling practicality, and enduring the rest of the winter will be easy with this warm and stylish outerwear.
Vic Mensa is an up and coming artist in the modern hip-hop community who is worth keeping an eye on.
Kid Ink finds himself in his ‘own lane’ on his most recent album release.
The Quarters, combination arcade/bar, promises fun for all ages.
Elena Lopez provides some helpful tips to deal with the bitter cold and stay positive during the next few months
Sarah Robertson previews the EDM duo Break Science.
Mark Wahlberg takes up a unique dramatic role in “Lone Survivor,” a war movie with a purpose.
The emotional rollercoaster of this decade may just come from a voice without a body on the other end of a phone.
Get back into the Disney spirit with “Frozen,” which is easily one of the best animated films in recent memory.
The Consumer Electronics Show brought the usual exciting exuberance that descends upon Las Vegas each year.
Music stars from a litany of genres are preparing new releases for 2014
Varied triumphs make for fascinating year in music
Emily Brightman reviews and recommends her favorite winter brews for a cold winter’s night
(Spoilers) The first episode of Season 3 of “Sherlock” doesn’t disappoint.
A lack of controversy and high profile films made for a boring and underwhelming Golden Globes ceremony.
In his latest album, “Because the Internet,” Donald Glover pours his heart and soul out in his introspective latest LP.
Don’t let this year’s winter cramp your style. Use these tips to maintain your image while braving the bitter wind on your way to class.
Your skin is important to take care of, especially in the cold and dry New England Winter months. Here are a few tips on how to keep healthy without breaking the bank.
Dressing to impress is never easy at an internship, especially on a tight college budget; however, there are easy ways to present yourself nicely without burning a hole in your pocket.
A retrospective on the most impressive musical projects released in the past year.
‘The Legend’ lives up to its cult-level hype.
The past year introduced a great deal of worthy blockbusters worth the attention of any cinematic junkie.
Despite an onslaught of upcoming sequels, the upcoming year has a lot to offer in terms of cinema.
Her fifth studio album has likely become the best pop album of 2013.
The Victory Brewing Company’s DirtWolf Double IPA packs a flavorful punch.
Jhene Aiko has slowly but surely risen to prominence in the R&B music field.
Alina Nalivayko runs her own business, the Robotique
The boys get more mature but maintain their basic pop sound.
Newsfeed nuisances and social media stereotypes, detailed by Steffi Porter.
Film critic Søren Hough looks back on the career of Christopher Nolan – and where he went wrong
While Marvel has been dominating both the movies and television through the use of comic book devices, DC is playing catch-up but may be digging themselves a bigger hole.
An overall great film, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto shine as co-stars in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
The Amherst-based band, The Sharpest, has been around for nearly six years and has played in venues located in the Pioneer Valley all the way to Chicago. The tightly knit trio blends its accessible poppy tone with a unique and experimental twist of math rock.
Folk-punk icon Frank Turner celebrates his 1503rd show in Northampton with a brawling crowd and an almost negligible back problem.
The Trailer Park Boys are back for a new season and a movie.
After a disappointing beginning to the movie franchise, the second installment picks up the slack
Paul Thomas Anderson may have just six feature-length films to date, but is one of the most creative voices in directing today.
Jake Bugg’s latest album release won’t “Bugg” you out.
Video game soundtracks from generations past that have withstood the test of time.
The “God” and the “King” themselves tackle Boston’s TD Garden on one of the most anticipated tours of the year.
Frank Turner will come to Calvin Theater in Northampton this Sunday to perform for his folk-punk fans.
Americans love their coffee, but while it has its benefits, it does have some downfalls.
Bikram Yoga Northampton presents the people of Northampton and its surrounding towns with a chance to try out yoga with a little added heat.
Lauren Tom lists some new ways to wear a scarf for you to wrap your head around.
New features stun, but the storyline is still lacking.
Steffi Porter gives tips to be faithful and happy in a long-distance relationship.
“Thor: The Dark World” was a significant improvement over Kenneth Branagh’s initial installment.
The film takes William Faulkner’s famous advice to a darker level without disappointing
Using a very unique style borrowed in part from French filmmakers, Wes Anderson makes going to the movies an experience like no other
Lady Gaga unleashes her new highly anticipated LP “ARTPOP” to the public, which aims to blend art culture seamlessly into pop music.