Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A look into the everyday life of Emily Dickinson

By Lindsay Orlov

April 21, 2010

Filed under Words

In today’s world of cell phones, laptops and cable television, it’s sometimes easy to forget Amherst’s past. Certainly, the Pioneer Valley remains an area dominated by a rural, agrarian lifestyle. A five-minute drive down...

How to name your smoking pipe

By Tappan Parker

April 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself, Lifestyle, Words

So, you bought a tobacco pipe over the weekend at Extravaganja. But like any good bowl or pipe, it will need a name that signifies its importance in your life. So how do you go about figuring out that name? Naming a pipe is...

Life of late Massachusetts poet revealed

By Lindsay Orlov

April 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle, Words

In today’s world of cell phones, laptops and cable television, it’s sometimes easy to forget Amherst’s past. Certainly, the Pioneer Valley remains an area dominated by a rural, agrarian lifestyle. A five-minute drive down...

Beloved musical ‘Cats’ comes to Mullins Center

By Alissa Mesibov

April 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Theatre

The national tour of ‘Cats’ arrived at the Mullins Center yesterday for one show only. The 1982 show features music by mega-composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber has been won 11 Tony Awards, including best original score...

Comedy Jam brings something to laugh about

By Dave Coffey

April 12, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy

This past weekend, Student Valley Productions hosted their 14th annual Comedy Jam, aptly titled “Comedy Bowl XIV”. With a total of 15 performers over a span of two night showings, this year’s Comedy Jam was surely one to...

14th annual Comedy Jam in a Bowl

By Dave Coffey

April 9, 2010

Filed under Comedy

This weekend, Student Valley Productions will host its annual Comedy Jam at the University of Massachusetts. After its 14 years of production, the event promises record attendance. It will center on a football theme, and will...

Handler soars to the top of the Best Sellers List with a “Bang”

By Kate MacDonald

March 30, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Words

Though many know comedienne Chelsea Handler for her late night hilarity on the Entertainment Network’s “Chelsea Lately,” she has found her niche in memoir writing. Her third book, “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang,” hit the...

‘Multiple Totalities’ a local art masterpiece

By Samantha Marsh

March 30, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts

An exhibit at the Student Union Art Gallery brings together a variety of installation pieces, creating an unexpected cohesion of ideas and perception.  “Multiple Totalities”, curated by Kerry O’Grady, is the work of...

Theater Guild’s ‘Rent’ amazes

By Matthew M. Robare

March 29, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Theatre

The University of Massachusetts Theater Guild’s production of “Rent” was amazing, apart from the lack of respect for the performers from the audience. By the time the ensemble had finished Act I of “Rent” with a rendition...

Daily Show exec pursues career in stand-up

By Tappan Parker

March 29, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Television

Comedians. They make us laugh, they make us cry from laughing and in the case of Rory Albanese, they help deliver the news as well. Rory Albanese is an executive producer for “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart and also does...

‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ still a relevant source of advice

By Andrew Cogan

March 29, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Words

“How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie, is a book on why generosity is the greatest good you can do to yourself and others. Its lessons are simple, easy to understand and readily applicable in everyday...

Mass Effect 2 outshines original

By Andrew Witts

March 23, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

In 2007, Bioware released one of the most creative, thought provoking and visually impressive video games of this current generation with Mass Effect. Shortly after the release of Mass Effect, the project lead Casey Hudson announced...