The veteran pop-punk band changes gears on its ninth studio album, released Oct. 7.
The guitar virtuoso brought energy and chops but failed to engage with the audience during Thursday’s Northampton performance.
Singer of “2 On” looks to make herself a household name on guest-loaded first album.
Nintendo’s next entry in the Super Smash series delivers all that players know and love with a few clever additions.
The language app Duolingo feels more like a game as opposed to a classroom.
Larger cell phones continue to grow and maintain popularity due to certain purchasing decisions.
A rare taste of authentic Taiwanese culture with a twist.
After five years, The Massachusetts Dance Festival brings some new, successful surprises to this year’s gala’s lineup.
The Milk Carton Kids meet with Sarah Jarosz to create a beautiful mesh of music and sound.
The fifth season of the AMC series is its most promising yet.
Fourth season premiere promises darker, more mature final chapter.
Ned Benson’s directorial debut features a deeply affecting, thoughtfully crafted narrative.
Rejuvenate your exercise regimen with these group fitness classes
Papadosio, Twiddle and Honeycomb will bring energetic dance music to Pearl Street this Thursday
A guide to eating well on campus when healthy eating isn’t readily available.
Legendary band Weezer returns with “Everything Will Be Alright” – its best LP in over a decade.
Rappers Aer and Dizzy Wright provide an energetic night of music in Northampton on Thursday.
The slide guitar master will play in Northampton this Thursday.
A retrospective on the king of gritty, dark films.
Fincher directs a terrifying mystery based on the bestselling novel.
“Boardwalk Empire” enters its 11th hour in style.
‘Kissability’ is a compilation of the experiences of those with disabilities in areas of love, sex and relationships
Katherine Duke’s new book, “Kissability,” provides new perspective on the struggles of romance
The Amherst eatery offers a variety of food options and live events to a diverse community of customers.
The Canadian indie-pop quintet will stop by Northampton this week.
The rap duo will bring its “House Party Tour” to Pearl Street on Thursday.
The Nashville duo delivered an electrifying performance in Northampton last Wednesday.
Located in the Student Union, the Craft Center provides students a chance to show their creative side.
Lenovo has made laptops for every kind of user, ranging from its ThinkPad to IdeaPad lines.
The little known practice of art psychotherapy may prove helpful for those struggling with mental health issues.
Following the films and legacy of Kevin Smith and why it matters.
“Red Band Society” offers an intriguing bunch of characters, but the writers miss the greater point.
Learn how to make a simple scrumptious treat that works for any time of the year.
The duo of Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig team up to showcase an array of skills in the new comedy-drama.
Electro-pop duo Cherub continues its “Champagne Showers Tour” with a stop in Northampton Wednesday night.
The country music singer’s 13th studio album explores the lows of heartbreak and the highs of love.
English indie band Alt-J changes things up in its sophomore LP.
No matter your style, these fun ideas for decorating your dorm room will be sure to make your room Bed Bath & Beyond-catalog ready without breaking the bank.
Major entertainment companies such as Disney and Cirque de Soleil have expressed interest in using drone technology for its shows and events.
Nintendo’s 3DS is better and cheaper than any other next generation console.
Wilco frontman and son to rock Northampton Saturday.
Both go head to head in terms of ratings, quality and awards won, challenging each other to up the value of programming.
Tom Hardy shines in Dennis Lehane short story turned film.
With Spanish, Arabic, French and North African influences this could be considered the most infamous cuisines in the world
Seasonal beers to satisfy even the most picky beer lover as fall brews stock the shelves.
Simple ingredients come together to make this surprisingly complex, delicious dish.
Donal Logue proves to be the biggest scene stealer in Fox’s newest installation.
The critically acclaimed electronic artist will perform in Northampton.
The husband and wife-led duo take their summery songs to Northampton.
Is Bungie’s latest video game a genre-defining hit, or just another over-hyped AAA flop? The answer is somewhere in between.
Technology-inspired fashion becomes latest trend with consumers.
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.