Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sumptuous ‘Embraces’ (3)

By Mark Schiffer

January 27, 2010


Filed under Movies

  “Broken Embraces” takes full advantage of its place on the screen. It’s like a delicious Georgia peach, begging to be bitten into. The sheer sumptuousness of the images it contains are almost overpowering, at times threatening to overwhelm the narrative. But director Pedro Almodovar manages to pull them off, allowing for a near-perfect synthesis of narr...

‘Imaginarium’ has plenty of imagination, not enough sense

By Nicholas Ortolani

January 27, 2010


Filed under Movies

  “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is a film with endless vision, and very little sight as to where it’s going. The latest project by director Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame) continues his legacy of creating unique worlds which operate only within themselves. The film also marks the last cinematic appearance of the late Heath Ledger, and while h...

3 Questions: B.o.B

By S.P. Sullivan

January 27, 2010


Filed under Arts & Living, Blogs, Music, Videos

After Friday night's Welcome Back Concert presented by the University Programming Council (UPC) at the University of Massachusetts (also check out the photo slideshow), Collegian staffer Garth Brody sat down with musician B.o.B. What came of it was DailyCollegian.com's inaugural edition of 3 Questions: ...

Authentic Latin cuisine with a creative twist

By Brendan Murphy

January 26, 2010


Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Ever wonder where to get a good Cuban sandwich around Amherst? Well Latino’s restaurant is the place to go. Yes, the sandwich that has taken Miami by storm is now right here in Amherst. Tucked away behind the Moan and Dove and just to the left of the Hess station in South Amherst, Latino’s is a little eatery...

Slideshow: RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

By Matthew Harrison

January 26, 2010


Filed under Arts & Living, Music, Slideshows, Web-Exclusive

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NoHo brewery brings cozy atmosphere, tasty beer

By Alex Tillotson

January 26, 2010


Filed under Food & Drink

Right in the heart of downtown Northampton sits the Northampton Brewery Bar and Grille. Located at 11 Brewster Court, it is one of the best places to go when you’re looking for classic American cuisine with a twist. This establishment is the oldest brewpub in the northeast that is still in operation...

A tribute concert to The Beatles

By Lindsay Orlov

January 25, 2010


Filed under Music

A top-notch musical quartet and a living historical tribute combined, RAIN is one of the most critically acclaimed Beatles cover bands. With a total of 200 songs in their repertoire and an average show length of two and a half hours, RAIN both mimics the original Beatles concert-going experience and brings fans a new organic extension...

Epic dance battle ensues at the FAC

By Elyse Horowitz

January 25, 2010


Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts

This weekend marked what some would call the official start to the semester, with events sponsored by the University Programming Council (UPC). Slideshow: UMass' Best Dance Crew Thursday night’s kick-off event, “UMass’ Best Dance Crew,” brought crowds that packed every corner of the Fine Art...

Martinez, B.o.B. and Leslie impressive at Welcome Back Concert

By Garth Brody

January 24, 2010


Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Friday night’s Welcome Back Concert at the Fine Arts Center kicked off the spring semester with a bang (not to mention more than a few unintentional feedback squeals). Hosted by the University Programming Council (UPS) at the University of Massachusetts, and anchored by two of its most enthusiastic...

CD Review: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Contra’

By Kevin Gallagher

January 24, 2010


Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Just before the weekend, Vampire Weekend’s (VW) “Contra” album hit #1 on the Billboard 200. In order to understand this achievement, we might require a cursory glance at their first effort – the self-titled Vampire Weekend album was largely simplistic in its verses, choruses and instrumentation....

UPC to give students a warm “Welcome” to Spring semester

By Garth Brody

January 21, 2010


Filed under Music

School is back in session, which means that the music of your soul will soon be slowly, systematically drained until you are nothing but a husk, gasping under the crushing weight of higher learning. The University of Massachusetts University Programming Council has seen fit to stave off your spirit’s...