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.
The Canadian-based indie rock band Born Ruffians played a show for the Iron Horse filled with songs new and old, as well as a number of laughs.
The Japanese Taiko drumming group Yamato stopped off at UMass last week on its 20th anniversary world tour with an engaging and interactive performance.
Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Porter has hints of chocolate and caramel that will make beer enthusiasts pleased.
Simple tasks like washing your hands and sleeping eight hours can help you avoid getting sick during the cold, winter months.
Ryan Ford provides advice about how to get invested in winter vest styles.
Dream catcher-inspired shirts available to pre-order now.
The arrival of Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of the holiday movie rush.
Nerds rejoiced when Joel and his buddies from MST3K showed up for their latest and final tour of the movie bashing bonanza Cinematic Titanic.
The jam band Kung Fu delivered an impressive show to a small but appreciative crowd at Pearl Street last week.
The enigmatic ego Kanye West sets off on his first tour in five years with Kendrick Lamar. The two will stop in Boston next Sunday, Nov. 17, for on one of the biggest musical tours of the year.
“Go anywhere if invited and make the world a little more happy” is the Japanese Taiko drum troupe Yamato’s motto. And with over 200 performances worldwide each year, they take their motto seriously.
“12 Years a Slave” offers a timeless history of one of the darkest chapters in American history.
Collegian podcasters Nick Derian and Marissa Zaritsky discuss “God Loves Uganda” and the issues raised by the film.
The Lotus Eater Double IPA lacks the flavor desired in an IPA.
Now that Halloween is over and you are stuck with all that extra candy, here are a few ideas to make sure your sweets don’t go to waste.
Jackson Maxwell reviews the band’s latest album.
Elise Martorano reviews the smartphone and laptop application.
Reviewer Søren Hough reminisces about the children’s program that he once loved and the end of ‘Arthur’ as we know it
“Ender’s Game” fails to successfully make the jump from page to screen.
Despite poor reviews in the magazine Pitchfork, the band still has a loyal following
Music revolutionary Lou Reed passed away last week, but not without leaving his mark on rock and roll history.
Tera Melos and two opening acts stopped off in Northampton last week with their unique and abrasively noisy sound.
Hugh Laurie, known best in the United States for his role as Dr. House, performed a blues show with his group The Copper Bottom Band.
Since 2007, many students at UMass have engaged in missions and other activities as part of the highly popular real-life game Humans vs. Zombies.
A remake of Brian De Palma’s original adaptation and Stephen King’s debut novel, “Carrie,” starring Chloë Grace Moretz, delivers on its own terms.
Instead of sitting bored in your living room with friends while the little boy from “Insidious” scares no one, turn to these other movies for a terrifyingly good time.
“Let the Right One In” is not your common scary horror film, but it doesn’t try to be.
Stanley Kubrick produced a masterwork of suspense, escalation and visceral horror in his adaptation of Stephen King’s third novel.
Brett Reardon writes on his five best Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes.
Kids’ TV stars, food and more looks you won’t want.
Araz Havan writes on five iconic singers with easy-to-recreate looks for Halloween.
From “The Twilight Zone” to “The Walking Dead,” horror has always had a major foothold in television.
What happens when horror takes on the interactive medium? Find out with some of these terrifying games that are just dying to be played.
Grow out those devil-locks and load up on corpse paint, it’s that time of the year where horror punk aficionados can finally step into their true skin.
Check out three cocktail recipes that could leave you Hulk-smashed.
As the temperatures drop, Lauren Tom gives tips on how to warm up your style with a trendy hat.
Confused about Pintrest? Rachel Arlin explains how the popular social media site may improve your life.
The third season in the “American Horror Story” series will have to prove itself as a separate, but equally as dramatic, entity from its prior series.