Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Sons of Tucson” good for a cheap laugh

By Shayna Murphy

March 11, 2010

Filed under Television

The latest half hour comedy, “Sons of Tucson,” is set to premiere Sunday, March 14, at 9:30 pm. It’s just one of some new shows Fox will be premiering to establish itself as a comedic powerhouse among the other great networks,...

NoHo Know How: Fixin' the kitchen on any budget

By Shayna Murphy

March 7, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Don’t be surprised if you recognize some of the mugs offered up at Faces, including those by San Francisco-based company Taylor & Ng. Chances are your grandmother might have owned a few of the company’s ceramic white mu...

Weekend at the Movies: Post Valentine’s Day Recap

By Shayna Murphy

February 22, 2010

Filed under Podcasts

Pete Rizzo and Shayna Murphy offer up their opinion of this year's Valentine's Day cinema entries. Movies topics include the romantic comedy "Valentine's Day," the remake of the "The Wolfman," and last weekend's new family feature...

Winter chill prompts cinema escape

By Shayna Murphy

January 20, 2010

Filed under Movies

Who says the only thing worth seeing over winter break was “Avatar?” This past winter, as James Cameron’s alien parable laid siege to the box office, theater dwellers were given the opportunity to venture deep into alternative realiti...

Weekend at the Movies winter recap

By Shayna Murphy

January 19, 2010

Filed under Podcasts

Collegian movie critics Pete Rizzo and Shayna Murphy discuss the best and worst of film from winter break. Weekend at the Movies - Winter Recap ...

Year of Woody ends well with army flick

By Shayna Murphy

December 11, 2009

Filed under Movies

According to the Chinese zodiac calendar – something you may have glimpsed at once or twice while waiting for an order of beef fried rice to come out of the kitchen at a local Chinese restaurant - each year is governed by an...

Big screen blunders: disappointing films of 2009

By Shayna Murphy

December 8, 2009

Filed under Movies

(Editor's Note: This is an updated version of an earlier story published on December 9, 2009.) No best-of-the-year film list would be complete without a glimpse at the films that made audience-goers cringe in 2009. From har...

Artists go down to the Paradise City

By Shayna Murphy

October 8, 2009

Filed under Lifestyle

Spot the rows of intricately beaded handbags and hand-stitched wool jackets and you’ll have seen a place unlike any other – a place cluttered with ceramic vases and glasswork tinted by light blue hues and other accoutrements...

Scantily-clad interns give working girls a bad name

By Shayna Murphy

September 28, 2009

Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

As fall slowly begins to peak it’s way through the leaves, congressional male staffers look forward, with equal parts excitement and longing, to “skintern” season – a time when thousands of supple young female interns sw...

“Halloween II” cuts to the heart of exploitation

By Shayna Murphy

September 13, 2009

Filed under Movies

Somewhere between Quentin Tarantino’s witty, pop culture-infused banter and the sly commercial sleaze of the “Crank” series, people forgot what true exploitation cinema is like. Aggressive, offensive and always in poor tas...

Drag me to the cinema: summer movies in review

By Shayna Murphy

September 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

While some may have spent the summer perched by a window, longing for the rain to stop, others spent it in the air-conditioned, free-flowing soda fountain bliss of a local movie theater. Whichever side you belong to, this season’s films took us well bey...