Jose Gonzalez returns with graceful “Vestiges & Claws”

Swedish singer/songwriter’s third album is a strong collection of all-original songs.

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Imagine Dragons deliver nothing but “Smoke & Mirrors” on their second album.

Imagine Dragons fall prey to the dreaded sophomore slump on the uninspired “Smoke & Mirrors.”

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A look into the memorable styles of New York Fashion Week

Designers and brands like Wang, Lacoste and Furstenberg all brought something unique to the table.

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Earthfoods Café and Stonewall Center host LGBTQ open mic night

UMass’ LGBTQ community holds a coffee shop-style performance night after dark at the popular campus eatery.

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The Oscars: a night of elegance and style

For Hollywood, winning in fashion is just as important as winning during award season.

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‘Birdman’ brings home the gold at the 2015 Oscars

The 87th annual Academy Awards get it right, mostly, in Sunday night’s ceremony.

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Whitewashed Oscars cause recognition drought for actors of color in roles of empowerment

From Sidney Poitier to David Oyelowo, Academy snubs black actors in positions of power.

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The Oscars: A history of snubs and mistakes

Year after year the Academy overlooks film’s greatest talents and their work.

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‘Jupiter Ascending’ is a new creative low for the Wachowskis

“Jupiter” is so atrocious, the Wachowskis siblings should just stop making movies now, says Eli Fine.

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‘Kingsman’ a rollicking take on the spy flick

Matthew Vaughn’s latest masterfully balances well-timed comedy with high-stakes action.

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‘The Last Five Years’ hits most of the right notes

Adapted from the Jason Robert Brown musical, the film presents a superficial but affecting tale of broken romance.

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Evolve: Multiplayer masterpiece or another overhyped flop?

Can Evolve’s evolutionary gameplay make up for its limited scope and lack of story?

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Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic bring their alternative hip-hop to Northampton

Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic make a stop on Pearl Street Wednesday night, carrying their unique sounds and unmistakable chemistry.

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More mood than blood in ‘A Most Violent Year’

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain deliver tense, engaging performances in this atmospheric crime drama.

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Sophistication has sunk to a new low in “Mortdecai”

Matthew Hlady offers his stinging review of director David Koepp’s newest film.

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‘The Walking Dead’ ups its artistry game and waxes poetic in a beautiful, heartbreaking midseason premiere

A trippy, time-hopping hour welcomes back AMC’s gritty drama.

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Learn to love your plans on this year’s Valentine’s Day

Annamarie Wadiak gives her suggestions for how to alleviate the pressure of figuring out Valentine’s Day plans.

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The winners and losers of Grammy’s fashion

Erica Garnett looks at the classics, the train wrecks and the risk takers of fashion at the Grammy’s this year.

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The endgame of ‘Thrones’ finally declares a winner in the footrace between novels and television program

Why the HBO juggernaut should end before the book series.

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Oscar-nominated live shorts offer ample emotion and artistry in the space of a few frames

The under watched gems discuss thought provoking themes.

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