Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Donald Antrim ‘nailed it’ at Visiting Writers Series

By Lindsay Pierce

February 26, 2010

Filed under Words

The Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the MFA Program for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action, hosted acclaimed author Donald Antrim on Thursday, Feb. 18 in Memorial Hall. As the author...

Sound surrounds at Five College Choral Festival

By Lindsay Pierce

February 26, 2010

Filed under Music

The Five College Choral Festival, held every two to three years at Smith College, fell this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. A popular event in the Pioneer Valley, the festival featured twelve groups and nearly 500 individual singers...

Choral fest spreads glee

By Lindsay Pierce

February 18, 2010

Filed under Fine Arts, Music

The biennial Five College Choral Festival falls this year on Saturday, Feb. 20. The festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall at Smith College in Northampton. Admission is free, though early arrival is recommended...

Visiting Writers Series to host Antrim

By Lindsay Pierce

February 17, 2010

Filed under Words

Acclaimed writer Donald Antrim, author of such noted works as “Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World” and 2000’s “The Verificationist,” will be the latest in a slew of celebrated novelists to visit the University of Massachusetts as part of the Visiting Writers ...

Tween drama sucks the hemoglobin out of audiences’ wallets

By Lindsay Pierce

November 23, 2009

Filed under Movies

For better or worse, Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga is an unavoidable phenomenon.  The film adaptation of “New Moon,” the second installment in the series, opened Friday, Nov. 20 to massive crowds. With $140.7 million earn...

Jonze knows ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

By Lindsay Pierce

October 19, 2009

Filed under Movies

The film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s beloved picture book “Where the Wild Things Are” is not quite a story for children, but more a story of childhood. The movie is dark, troubling and often violent, and may be too intense and unsettling for young children....

Classic ‘Rebel’ still relevant

By Lindsay Pierce

October 12, 2009

Filed under Movies

“Rebel Without a Cause” first opened on Oct. 7, 1955, approximately one month after its star, James Dean, died in a fatal car accident. Dean’s fame stems from starring roles in only three films: “East of Eden” (1955), “Rebe...