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UMass basketball can’t overcome No. 14 Minnesota in 69-51 loss -

November 24, 2017

UMass women’s basketball falls to North Dakota 82-52 -

November 22, 2017

Home-and-home with Quinnipiac up next for UMass hockey -

November 22, 2017

Carl Pierre’s breakout performance helps UMass men’s basketball over Western Carolina -

November 22, 2017

Pipkins’ double-double leads UMass men’s basketball over Western Carolina -

November 21, 2017

Luwane Pipkins leads the UMass men’s basketball shooting show in 101-76 win over Niagara -

November 19, 2017

UMass to face tough test with Niagara backcourt -

November 19, 2017

Hockey Notebook: John Leonard on an early season tear for UMass hockey -

November 18, 2017

Clock runs out on UMass men’s soccer’s dream season in NCAA opener -

November 17, 2017

2017 Basketball Special Issue -

November 16, 2017

UMass men’s basketball prepares for transitional season in 2017-18 -

November 16, 2017

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how history and humanity is remembered -

November 16, 2017

CMASS completes seven-week discussion series -

November 16, 2017

UMass women’s basketball resets and reloads, looking to improve on last year’s record with plenty of new talent -

November 16, 2017

Matt McCall’s winding path to bring unity to UMass -

November 16, 2017

Carl Pierre is a piece to Matt McCall’s basketball program -

November 16, 2017

Why they stayed: Malik Hines, Chris Baldwin and C.J. Anderson -

November 16, 2017

McConnell chooses politics over morals -

November 16, 2017

Swipe right for love? Probably not. -

November 16, 2017

‘The Florida Project’ is a monument to the other side of paradise -

November 16, 2017

‘Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser’ screened at Amherst Cinema

Filmgoers entered the sold-out Amherst Cinema theater Monday night to solo guitarist Rich Goldstein’s pleasant renditions of jazz compositions by Thelonious Monk. He played a range of styles as the theater filled up, from ballads to foot-tapping blues to rubato virtuosity; it served as a fitting overture for the film to follow. After a brief introduction covering the outline of Monk’s life and previewing a few choice scenes by Tom Reney, the host of WFCR’s “Jazz à la mode,” the film began. The screening was followed by a short but enlightening Q&A session led by Reney. “Thelonious Monk: Straight, No…

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Michael Moore’s Newest Love Child

As one of the most commercially successful documentary filmmakers in history, Michael Moore once again finds himself the subject of inquiry following the release of his most recent collection of criticism on America, “Capitalism: A Love Story.”

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Dance Takes the Fine Arts Center by Storm

The art of dance thrives in this season’s Fine Arts Center Series lineup. Seven of this season’s 16-show schedule will be made up of dance productions covering a variety of themes. Dance parties, sword fights and Abraham Lincoln are among the many subjects that will be gracing the Fine Arts Center stage. The series begins on Oct. 18 in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall with Orquestra de Sã Paulo and ends April 30, 2010 with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

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10 Horror Films From Off the Beaten Path

Every year around Halloween, the same television channels play the same horror movies – “Sleepaway Camp” on TBS, “Hellraiser” on AMC, etc. While one would not wish to deride the positive qualities of these films, it is difficult to deny that a good amount of equally wonderful films tend to fall by the wayside. So, without further ado, I present to you (in no particular order): 10 Horror Films From Off the Beaten Path.

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Willis’s new flick fails as a thriller ‘surrogate’

Imagine a world in which no one gets sick or hurt, where crime is non-existent and discrimination is a thing of the past. Everyone is attractive, has a perfect body – far and wide, everyone gets along flawlessly with others. Wars are still fought, but no soldiers die.

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Barrymore ‘whips’ actors into shape in directorial debut

Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, “Whip It!” does not disappoint. The film follows a young girl who is forced to compete in beauty pageants by her mother but secretly (and illegally), skates in roller derby at night.

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Eclectic Man Man delivers satisfying package

It was a packed house Saturday night at the Northampton Pearl Street Night Club, and Collegian writer Garth Brody was there, to describe the way headliners Man Man burned it down, laughing all the way.

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‘Zombieland’ infects audiences

In director Ruben Fleischer’s maiden film “Zombieland,” a young man named Columbus doesn’t bother himself with guidelines, he has written his own set of rules with a single distinct purpose: keeping himself alive in a land of the dead.

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Brazilian flair brought to UM through Capoeira classes

For those who opt out of paying high gym membership prices or club dues, there is now another option on campus for students trying to stay fit while having fun. Capoeira, a mix of martial arts and dancing, is now being taught as a class through the Student Association for Multicultural Brazilian Alliance (SAMBA).

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‘Piano King’ rocks NoHo’s Calvin Theater

Ben Folds rocks so hard, he sometimes breaks pianos. Such was the case when he played at the Calvin Theater in Northampton on Saturday night.

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Badfish concert a good catch

A distinct smell filled the air as Badfish started it off with Sublime fan favorite “Smoke Two Joints,” and everyone was quickly reminded by the management of the no smoking policy. The reprimands did not seem to kill anyone’s buzz though, and soon Badfish was off and running, nailing cover after sweet cover.

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Singaporean cinematic auteur wows audiences at SOM

Royston Tan’s “881” was screened on September 30 by the Asian Arts and Culture Program as a part of their New Asian Cinema series.

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Ben Folds to be Rockin’ the Calvin Saturday night

Singer-songwriter-pianist Ben Folds is performing in Northampton tomorrow night at the Calvin Theater.
Folds, who has been writing and performing for over two decades, will be joined by Australian performer Kate Miller-Heidke.

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Local Sublime fans to get a taste of Badfish

Some of the most recognizable music from the 90’s will be pouring from the speakers at the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton tomorrow night. Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, has been attracting diverse audiences since their formation in 2001 with their unmistakable covers.

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Rock like a “Man Man” in NoHo this weekend

Philadelphia-based experimental rock group Man Man will perform in Northampton this Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. at the Pearl Street Nightclub. Tickets can be purchased on the Pearl Street website for $12.50 or at the door for $15.

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Jay-Z has "Blueprint" for Longevity

The name “Blueprint” conjures up imagines both of one of the most beloved rap albums of all time, “The Blueprint,” and one of the disappointing follow-ups in music history with the over-ambitious, sprawling “The Blueprint II: The Gift and The Curse.” Not surprisingly, “The Blueprint 3” falls between these two extremes, a very good rap album with a couple missteps.

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Got a mint for the festival that stinks?

Be sure to bring along a tin of Altoids to this weekend’s Garlic and Arts Festival which has been described as “the festival that stinks.” The event, currently in its 10th year, is a quaint country gathering of local farmers, craftsmen, vendors and vampire haters.

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French sleeper hit, “Séraphine” garners well-deserved praise

With vivid visuals and the stunning performance of Yolande Moreau, “Séraphine,” now showing at the Pleasant Street Theater, will capture viewers with a sensitive portrayal of the little know painter Séraphine de Senlis. The French sleeper hit has earned seven César Awards, similar to the Academy Awards in France, including Best Actress and Best Picture.

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“Taking back campus”

The student strike in the fall of 2007 may not have been long-lived, but after two years of production, a University of Massachusetts student is ready to premiere “Taking Back Campus,” a documentary on the strike. Directed by Rosie Walunas, the documentary chronicles the two days of the student run strike that took place that November.

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Say “I do” to do it yourself

Seeing what was done in preparation for my brother’s wedding without spending very much was incredibly inspiring. The couple must have saved hundreds of dollars by doing a few things themselves using inexpensive alternatives to traditional decorations. So, next time you’re decorating for any kind of shindig, try doing things on the cheap. It will give your event a sort of kitschy aesthetic and your guests will appreciate the time you took.

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