Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Garlic & Arts Festival brings its scent to the Valley

By Leslie Rosenfield

October 5, 2010

Filed under Culture

Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday Oct. 3 brought great joy to Western Mass., as the 12th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival took place at Forsters Farm . Many families, students and anyone who loved garlic and the ar...

Author Jeff Conant discusses Zapatista movement at Food For Thought

By Mike Selden

October 4, 2010

Filed under Culture

Last Wednesday night at Food for Thought Books, author and activist Jeff Conant came to speak about his new book, “A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency.” For those unversed,...

Mirman ‘Thrives’ to bring laughter to Turners Falls

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 30, 2010

Filed under Comedy, Lifestyle

Comedian Eugene Mirman will be performing a stand-up comedy show at the Montague Elks Lodge in Turners Falls, Mass. tomorrow night. Performing with him will be Michael Showalter, A.D. Miles, and Leo Allen. The show will be put ...

NES Virtual Console rundown

By Nick O'Malley

September 29, 2010

Filed under Video Games

If there is one thing that will almost always have a market in the video game industry, it is nostalgia. There is a reason that Mario and the Final Fantasy games have been remade dozens of times with positive sales. So wit...

Games you can afford: Shadow of the Colossus

By Nick O'Malley

September 28, 2010

Filed under Video Games

Team ICO‘s “Shadow of the Colossus” is the Magic Hat No. 9 of video games.            Most people spend a lot of their youth playing the Budweisers and Coors’ of the world with a Sam Adams every now and then. They’re not bad; they’re good, popular games. ...

SNL disappoints with premiere

By Hannah Sparks

September 28, 2010

Filed under Television

This weekend, television mainstay Saturday Night Live began its 35th season with host Amy Poehler and musical guest Katy Perry. NBC really hyped up this premiere by re-airing the already-classic Betty White episode last weeken...

Some things are better off dead

By Andrew Sheridan

September 22, 2010

Filed under Video Games

When “Resident Evil” first came out in 2002, it enjoyed a unique position in the world of video game-to-movie adaptations. Virtually every such film to date had struggled to cram half-baked and unwieldy game concepts into genres such as kung-fu and action-ad...

Madden 11 makes solid tweaks for hardcore fans

By Nick O'Malley

September 14, 2010

Filed under Video Games

Year after year, EA Sports puts out its version of Madden NFL, which is immediately gobbled up by its core audience. But when it comes to the franchise’s more casual audience, one question usually comes up: “Am I just paying $60 for a...

Eaarth makes people think

By Lily Hicks

September 13, 2010

Filed under Words

Look up “global warming plus grandchildren” on Google and you’ll find 585,000 responses, writes environmentalist Bill McKibben in his newest book, “Eaarth.” Politicians and movie critics from the likes of Bill Clinton...

Watch out, TV viewers: It’s cliffhanger season

By Kate MacDonald

April 30, 2010

Filed under Television

It’s that time of year again, when television shows come to an end amidst ridiculous cliffhangers and possible character deaths, while their viewers wonder if the show will pick back up where it started next fall. The network...

A beer with El Presidente

By Justin Gagnon

April 29, 2010

Filed under Music, Words

College students need to follow a lot of rules: study hard, get involved, apply for internships and don’t party too much. If we don’t follow these rules, we’re told that we won’t make it in the real world. There is an except...

Activision faces big Modern Warfare 2 lawsuit

By Andrew Witts

April 28, 2010

Filed under Video Games

Very rarely would you be able to talk to a person off the street and have an informed conversation about the video game industry and how it is structured somewhat similarly to the motion picture business. One could blame the major...