Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Black takes a chill pill

By Tappan Parker

November 21, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy

An older crowd was found packing into the Calvin Theater last Friday evening, awaiting the comedic ranting of Lewis Black. John Bowman, a fellow comedian, joined Black on stage. The last time Black was in the area was for UMass’...

Lewis Black is back in the Pioneer Valley

By Tappan Parker

November 18, 2010

Filed under Comedy

When looking for comedy, most wouldn’t pay money to see an angry old guy yell and swear at you in the form of an angry rant about all the problems in today’s modern society. Generally, we go to our grandparents for that. But thousands in the Pioneer Valley will be paying to...

Greene Room Productions impresses with production of The Who’s “Tommy”

By Matthew M. Robare

November 16, 2010

Filed under Theatre

The Who’s “Tommy,” a rock musical written by The Who’s Pete Townshend, was an impressively staged show at the Academy of Music in Northampton over the weekend, but was marred by several technical glitches and a plot that...

Lambert wins big at Country Music Awards

By Kate MacDonald

November 11, 2010

Filed under Music, Television

Both Nashville and Hollywood’s biggest stars aligned at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night for the 44th Country Music Awards. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the event, filling the arena with their hilarious ban...

Iron Chef takes on Northampton

By Andrew Sheridan

November 4, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink, Television

This Friday, Iron Chef Michael Symon will be coming to Northampton for a unique event. Several of the Pioneer Valley’s greatest culinary minds will assemble at the Calvin Theatre to face off against the Mediterranean maste...

Kirby Spins a New Yarn

By Andrew Sheridan

November 3, 2010

Filed under Video Games

It has been a long time since Kirby has had his day on the console venue. While he has starred in several handheld titles over the years and enjoyed popularity as a Super Smash Bros. character, it has been a full decade since Nintendo’s favorit...

The other, “Other M”

By Nick O'Malley

October 31, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

Metroid: “Other M” is a vast departure from the Metroid franchise in that it’s a game that’s constantly telling you what to do - both in the story and the gameplay. In itself, “Other M” is a great game that’s...

Special Issue: Halloween 2010

By Staff

October 26, 2010

Filed under Culture, Lifestyle, Special Issues

The Collegian Arts and Living section breaks down all things spooky, from best costumes to favorite halloween cocktails to scary places on campus.  Click on the pictures to see the .pdf images of the six pages.   ...

Daniel Tosh of Tosh.O Touring This Way

By Kate Evans

October 26, 2010

Filed under Comedy

Have you seen the viral Internet video, “David After Dentist?” More importantly, have you laughed at it? Daniel Tosh has. Tosh, of Comedy Central’s 30-minute comic segment “Tosh.O” will be performing at the Mullins Center at the University of Massachuset...

Five best topical costumes of 2010

By Malea Ritz

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, Do-it-yourself, Fashion

It’s that time of year again. The candy corn is back on store shelves, pumpkins sit on doorsteps, and overpriced Halloween costumes have returned to iParty. For most of us poor college students, these pricey outfits are out...

Mike’s Maze offers art…in a cornfield

By Lily Hicks

October 25, 2010

Filed under Travel

Some neighbors spend time together sitting on each others’ porches, talking late into the night. Some jog the sidewalks of their neighborhoods, exchanging the latest gossip in between breaths. Some neighbors don’t interact...

The ghost stories of UMass

By Matthew M. Robare

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture

Halloween wouldn’t be the same without tales of the dead walking the earth, but there’s no need to find a good ghost story in a movie or book: the University of Massachusetts is haunted enough. Ghosts and related phenomena...