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‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ is a surprising animated treat, whether you’re a fan of the show or not

‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ is a surprising animated treat, whether you’re a fan of the show or not

By Timothy Eineberg

October 18, 2017


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Recently, when people were deciding which movies they wanted to see in theaters, this is probably how the conversation went: “Let’s see what’s playing in theaters. Hmm… there’s that clown one that everyone’s been talking about, a new ‘Lego Movie’(Pshh,  figures), ‘Blade Runner 2049...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ has a lot of ideas that it fails to develop

‘Blade Runner 2049’ has a lot of ideas that it fails to develop

By Nate Taskin

October 18, 2017


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The time has come for me to reveal one of my greatest cineaste confessions: I find the original “Blade Runner” to be boring as tar. And before you ask, yes, I have seen the director’s cut and the final cut (the “good” version, I’m told), and my impression was muted all the same. The ae...

Kelela’s debut ‘Take Me Apart’ is a captivating, deeply personal exposition on heartache.

Kelela’s debut ‘Take Me Apart’ is a captivating, deeply personal exposition on heartache.

By Troy Kowalchuk

October 17, 2017


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“There’s a place you hold I left behind, I’m finished,” are the first words uttered by alternative R&B singer Kelela on her long-awaited debut of the album“Take Me Apart.” This first line of “Frontline” feels vacant as it takes its listener to the beginning of a breakup. She is confide...

Tom Petty: A Retrospective

Tom Petty: A Retrospective

By Edward Clifford

October 17, 2017


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Musicians may die, but rock and roll lives on. The morning of Oct. 2 saw the passing of legendary guitarist Tom Petty, an unexpected bit of sadness at the tail end of an already tragic weekend. While the musician may no longer be with us, the work of Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers left a mark on mu...

The remote: a bridge between two siblings

The remote: a bridge between two siblings

By Bhavya Pant

October 16, 2017


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Anyone who has grown up with an older sibling understands the monopolization of the TV remote; you either watch what the sibling is watching, or you don’t watch at all. Consequently, I grew up watching football. I did rebel at first, even trying my hand at a physical brawl, but in vain. Eventually,...

UMass Style Watch: Jenny Pham

UMass Style Watch: Jenny Pham

By Cynthia Ntinunu

October 16, 2017


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This week, we are stepping into Jennifer Pham’s world of fashion. She explained to us what she loves about fashion and her particular affinity for dresses. Pham is a junior communications major who hails from the beloved city of Boston, MA. She’s into photography, videography and travel. She...

‘MASSEDUCTION’ is St. Vincent at her best

‘MASSEDUCTION’ is St. Vincent at her best

By Matt Leonard

October 15, 2017


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Annie Clark, more often known as St. Vincent, hits a triumphant high-mark for her career with new album “MASSEDUCTION.” St. Vincent's fifth studio album and the first since 2014's eponymous “St. Vincent” arrived Oct. 13, and time will now be recorded in pre-“MASSEDUCTION” and post-“...

Beck’s ‘Colors’ is fun, well-crafted nightclub simplicity

Beck’s ‘Colors’ is fun, well-crafted nightclub simplicity

By Matthew Joseph

October 15, 2017


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It’s not too extraneous to compare Beck’s energetic career with Warhol and his Factory—after all, Beck Hansen’s career has been weird, artsy and all over the place. “Mellow Gold,” released in 1994, was a collage of southern-tinged rock. The indie rock sound has always been Beck’s bedrock,...

‘Stronger’ a striking drama about humanity in a post-Boston bombing world

‘Stronger’ a striking drama about humanity in a post-Boston bombing world

By Daniel Monahan

October 11, 2017


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An introspective analysis of how our society reacts to public tragedy, “Stronger” hones its focus on Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal), as he confronts life following the terrorist bombings of the Boston Marathon, which resulted in the amputation of his legs above the knee. Aside from the weight it carries in...

Tom Petty: an underdog and friend to all

Tom Petty: an underdog and friend to all

By Isaac Simon

October 11, 2017


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I learned that Tom Petty died when a good friend of mine texted me the tragic new. He had turned me on to Petty’s music several years ago. At the time, it hadn't been confirmed by any of the major news sites, except for TMZ, which said that he had been taken off of life support. (It was later conf...

The Cults new album has great ideas under its dull, derivative dream-pop

The Cults new album has great ideas under its dull, derivative dream-pop

By Matthew Joseph

October 10, 2017


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Despite the ominous, dark name, Cults are actually a bright dream-pop group, known for the big indie single “Go Outside.” Another hit, “Bad Things,” was sampled in the lead single from J. Cole’s first album “Born Sinner.” Their first album was beloved for the duo’s unique approach ...

Campus Classic: The Volvo 240

Campus Classic: The Volvo 240

By Anthony Sophinos

October 9, 2017


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The 1980s was rife with automotive poster material for dorms. Think Testarossa, 959, C4 Corvettes and DeLoreans. But Volvo 240s? Those staid family chariots probably weren’t showing up on too many homemade magazine-cutout bedroom murals. Yet today, the Volvo 240 has become an icon – a 4-wheeled...