Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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

By Kate MacDonald

March 30, 2010

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...

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

By Andrew Cogan

March 29, 2010

“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...

Prestigious poet to visit Smith College

By Margaret Gaby

March 22, 2010

The Smith College program for the Study of Women and Gender will hold a poetry reading tonight, recognizing the youth of New England’s excellence in the art of poetry. Tracy K. Smith, who helped judge the 4th annual Smith...

The Next Generation of Online Romance?

By Lily Hicks

March 9, 2010 eHarmony. Lavalife. A new name has entered the “e-love” stratosphere – this time, though, the focus is not on forging relationships but sustaining them. is an online magazine catered towards men...

In sickness or in health insurance

By Kate MacDonald

March 1, 2010

What sort of world do we live in where a mature, pretty and leggy blond woman has to create a website to find a husband? A world where healthcare is a growing problem for millions. Terri Carlson, a 45-year-old divorced mother,...

George Saunders illustrates life through writing

By Garth Brody

March 1, 2010

George Saunders, author of “In Persuasion Nation,” spoke on Feb. 23 at the University of Massachusetts in the Student Union Ballroom. After a Commonwealth Honors College faculty representative’s warm yet lengthy introduction,...

Donald Antrim ‘nailed it’ at Visiting Writers Series

By Lindsay Pierce

February 26, 2010

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...

American Author to speak at UMass

By Garth Brody

February 23, 2010

George Saunders, an American author known mostly for his short stories, will speak tonight in the Student Union Ballroom. Saunders’ works include the story collections “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” and “Pastoralia,”...

Visiting Writers Series to host Antrim

By Lindsay Pierce

February 18, 2010

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 ...

‘Post Secret’ founder tells all

By Cal Scannell

February 11, 2010

I ran over my neighbor’s dog. I slept with my best friend’s husband. I pee in the shower. I like popping pimples. What’s your deepest darkest secret? And how would you feel broadcasting it to the entire world? Tortured? Afraid? E...

The Battle for Chile featured in documentary at Food for Thought Books

By Brendan Murphy

February 9, 2010

Food for Thought bookstore in Amherst is hosting a four-part epic movie series chronicling the saga of the violent 1973 United States-sponsored coup d’état in Chile every Wednesday this month at 7 p.m. The “golpe de estado,”...

Chatterton-Purdy Speaks of Icons of The Civil Rights Movement

By Lisa Linsley

November 25, 2009

From Nov. 16 through Nov. 24, Pamela Chatterton-Purdy’s Icons of The Civil Rights Movement exhibit was featured in the Student Union Art Gallery. Chatterton-Purdy, a University of Massachusetts M.F.A. 1966 alum, spoke about h...