The dark, twisty special on Robert Durst proves that, yet again, humanity’s biggest “Jinx” is hubris

Billionaire left a trail of blood through three decades before incriminating himself on HBO documentary.

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‘The Last Man on Earth?’ more like, ‘The Worst Show on Earth’

This show should alternatively be titled “The Creepiest Man on Earth.”

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UMass Theatre Guild to present “Seussical” this weekend

Some of the campus’ thespians will perform the beloved Broadway musical this Friday and Saturday.

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Modest Mouse reclaims its sound, but not its essence

Indie rock legends’ first full-length album in eight years sounds familiar, but often underwhelming.

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Marina and the Diamonds offer new twists on ‘Froot’

Welsh singer-songwriter’s third LP shows a more vulnerable side to her character.

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The Weekly Dead with Jack and Alex – ‘Remember’ and ‘Forget’

Alex Frail and Jack Nichols recap two episodes of The Walking Dead in in the Daily Collegian Arts weekly podcast.

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Death of Harris Wittels has proven to be a loss to the comedy and podcast community

Death of Harris Wittels has proven to be a loss to the comedy and podcast community.

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“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” delivers a charming, endearing glimpse at life in New York, thanks to brilliant performance by Ellie Kemper

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt dancing with Iron Man in Times Square

The new Netflix comedy from Tina Fey evokes her classic, “30 Rock.”

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How to be eco-friendly as a UMass student in the residence halls

As the Eco-Rep program manager, Kevin Hollerbach views the UMass’ lack of awareness and participation in eco-friendliness as a multi-faceted issue. He believes it will take a collective effort to make improvements.

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UMass students recall unfamiliar foods encountered while studying abroad

From frog legs to octopus pizza, students discuss the differences in taste from what they are used to in America.

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Kesha, Ludacris and Juicy J ‘Bring the Spring’ at Mullins Center

Free Saturday afternoon concert at the Mullins Center features enthusiastic audiences and performers.

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Noel Gallagher stays in his comfort zone on ‘Chasing Yesterday’

Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter hints at some new sounds, but ultimately sticks to his trademark stadium-rock sound.

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The Underwoods deal with a dwindling hand of ‘Cards’ in an exciting, topical season

On “House of Cards,” the path to power is undermined by the inability to use that power.

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‘Parks and Recreation’ goes out on a good, if familiar, note

“Parks and Recreation” will go down in history as one of the all-time great American sitcoms. Never quite a hit with ratings, “Parks and Rec” was a critical darling that managed to retain its quality comedic voice far longer than some of the greatest long-running shows in history. Its spiritual predecessor, “The Office,” provided seven incredible years of powerful comedic storytelling, but declined in quality to such an extent that the show’s legacy is forever tarnished. “Parks and Recreation,” on the other hand, lasted for only seven seasons, and it managed to keep its characters and situations feeling alive all…

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ a disappointing comedy sequel

Adam Scott’s role does nothing to make the film humorous or enjoyable.

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Gang of Four loses its essence on dreary ‘What Happens Next’

Legendary English punk band, down to one original member, fails to excite on new release.

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Twin River unveil infectious, exciting debut LP

Vancouver garage-rock trio debuts with a set of fun, summery and catchy tunes.

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Big Sean reaches for the top with solid “Dark Sky Paradise”

Rapper takes his skills to new heights on consistent, strong third LP.

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The Weekly Dead with Jack and Alex – ‘Them’ and ‘The Distance’

Alex Frail and Jack Nichols recap two episodes of The Walking Dead in in the Daily Collegian Arts weekly podcast. Alex Frail is a Collegian Arts staff member and can be reached at afrail@umass.edu. Jack Nichols is a Collegian Arts contributor and can be reached at jrnichols@umass.edu.

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Drake’s surprise mixtape yields few surprises

“If You’re Reading This Too Late” fails to break new ground for the superstar rapper.

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