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Top five places to hike in western Massachusetts

When you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take a hike at one of these beautiful locations.

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Stores in downtown Northampton offer myriad of shopping experiences

From vintage finds to contemporary styles, downtown Northampton has it all.

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A new era of runways

Samantha Gonda writes how fashion lines are now utilizing runways in a different light to help promote their products.

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‘Through the Photographer’s Eyes’ exhibit highlights photojournalism in today’s media

The Diana Mara Henry exhibit in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library shows the power and relevance of photography starting in the 1970s.

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‘Black Market with Michael K. Williams’ shines amid doubts

The show’s emphasis on humanization makes it an engaging and educational watch.

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In its third season, ‘BoJack Horseman’ masters the art of depressing hilariousness

There’s no show more insightful and more sobering than the one about the washed-up cartoon horse.

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‘The Neon Demon’ wants to critique societal narcissism, but it can’t get over itself

So-called “transgressive” cinema has never felt so tedious.

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Oddly comforting hilarity in ‘Lady Dynamite’

Comedian Maria Bamford’s new Netflix show reassures us it’s okay to not know what you’re doing more than half of the time – and encourages us to laugh about it.

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A sneak peek at UMass’ fall semester Fine Arts lineup

A first look at the packed schedule of events and concerts on the table this season

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‘Swiss Army Man’ is about a farting corpse, and it’s superb

Equal parts funny and sad, this film has a message that all should appreciate.

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‘Stranger Things’ is too in love with its influences to transcend them

Hollow and more than a little dull, this 80s throwback only makes the viewer want to watch the movies that inspired it.

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‘Warcraft’ delivers a likeable mess

The greatest video game adaptation of all time still isn’t that great, though it has redeeming qualities.

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Happy trails: hiking routes in and around Amherst

Annamarie Wadiak previews a few trails to explore before the start of summer break.

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UMass professor named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

UMass English professor Nick Bromell was awarded the fellowship and is currently working on a book project that focuses on the political philosophy of Frederick Douglass.

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Spirit Ghost kicks off first national tour with Calico Blue

Local band Spirit Ghost began their first cross-country tour at the Iron Horse last Thursday with other local performers, Calico Blue.

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Bella’s Bartok releases new album ‘Change Yer Life’

The band’s latest record is comprised of 14 contagious, emotional songs.

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Amherst’s own Spirit Ghost to kick off tour at Iron Horse with Calico Blue

Hometown heroes Calico Blue will join the performance in Northampton at the first stop on Spirit Ghost’s first-ever cross country tour.

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‘The Walking Dead’ season finale redefines series

The sixth season finale is a complete game-changer that shows immense promise for season seven.

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Activists present spectrum of survivor narratives in ‘We Believe You’

In their new book, Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino bring together a collection of identities and stories often excluded from traditional mainstream coverage of campus sexual assault.

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Neil Hamburger brings the performance art of anti-humor to Iron Horse

The infamous stand-up character performed in Northampton with support from Major Entertainer Mike H.

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