Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Scantily-clad interns give working girls a bad name

By Shayna Murphy

September 28, 2009


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

As fall slowly begins to peak it’s way through the leaves, congressional male staffers look forward, with equal parts excitement and longing, to “skintern” season – a time when thousands of supple young female interns swarm Capitol Hill, strolling its marbled hallways in tight-fitting skirts an...

Soderbergh’s latest blows whistle on mental illness

By Nora Drapalski

September 28, 2009


Filed under Movies

Instantly, as a briefcase flips open and a tape begins to roll, the audience of Steven Soderbergh’s newest film, “The Informant!” is immersed in the world of Mark Whitacre and the life of lies and conspiracy he built to maintain it. “The Informant!” is based on a true story about an ordinary man whose lies lead him into an extraordi...

“Taking Woodstock” takes look at historic concert event

By Janam Anand

September 27, 2009


Filed under Movies

Ang Lee’s most recent project, “Taking Woodstock,” explicitly caters to a certain market, yet its draw is relatively comprehensive. It is based on Elliot Tiber’s memoir and set during what is arguably one of American culture’s most defining eras – the late 1960s during the Vietnam War. The...

Fun fall fashion tips for all wallet sizes

By Janam Anand

September 27, 2009


Filed under Fashion

The smell of fresh beginnings welcomes us as we ease into a new fall routine – new classes, new roommates, new friends and – gasp, a new wardrobe. Even though we are nowhere near January and the start of 2010, back to school is a perfect time to make some new resolutions. All the latest fall clothes...

Original “Fame” lives on, sort of

By Rachel Aylward

September 27, 2009


Filed under Movies

“Fame costs... and right here is where you start paying.” So started the remake of the 1980s musical hit “Fame.” While this movie does have a literal cost, you may find that the price of the ticket is actually worth it after seeing this fun flick. If you are a dancer, singer or musician of any...

Tetro Dazzles, Manipulates Magnificently

By Mark Schiffer

September 24, 2009


Filed under Movies

Marvel at the pyrotechnic kaleidoscope that is Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tetro!” Be amazed, as Vincent Gallo’s titular character somehow manages to chew every piece of scenery on screen! Be astounded by the sensual curves of Maribel Verdu’s Miranda, who’s kisses have the capacity to shatter...

…And You Will Know Us by The Trail Of Dead Concert Review

By Garth Brody

September 24, 2009


Filed under Music

As “...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead” exploded into their set this Monday night at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston with “Isis Unveiled” – the single off their most recent album, “The Century of Self” – more than a few hands rose up to cover unprepared ears. Trail Of Dead...

“Ponyo” considers conflict between man and nature

By Nora Drapalski

September 24, 2009


Filed under Movies

Within the first ten minutes of watching Hayao Miyazaki’s newest film, ”Ponyo,” audiences can already predict what the story will be about. Fish meets boy, fish turns into girl and reunites with boy. Together, they explore the world of humans and fall in love with each other. What they might not...

Emmy host attempts to shed new light on dimming award show

By Kate MacDonald

September 23, 2009


Filed under Television

When anyone can find out which celebrity is back in rehab for a supposed toothache, which is having an affair with their co-star while their spouse stays in the same city and which is beating their significant other while cruising the streets of L.A. simply by strolling down an aisle in Stop and Shop,...

The Starling report: walk of shame

By Jessica Starling Jones

September 23, 2009


Filed under Lifestyle

It’s Saturday morning. Not quite sunrise, but not long after. The place: The mean streets of Fitchburg, where I spent most of my Friday nights this summer. The outfit: Wrinkled and askew. Low-cut top, platform heels. Smudged mascara compounding dark circles under my eyes, a sure sign that I didn’t ge...

“Flower Power” in full bloom at Herter Gallery

By Lisa Linsley

September 23, 2009


Filed under Fine Arts

The University of Massachusetts’ Herter Art Gallery is currently featuring a group show titled “Flower Power.” The exhibit explores the ways in which flower imagery can be used to find meaning in nature. Historically, flower and plant representations have held symbolic value in artworks. Duri...

Sam Roberts Band’s modest NoHo performance thrills

By Angela Stasiowski

September 23, 2009


Filed under Music

This past Monday, Iron Horse Music Hall ushered in a new era of rock n’ roll, playing host to Canada’s Sam Roberts Band. The group of Montreal natives is currently touring the United States in support of their latest effort, “Love at the End of the World.” The 7 p.m. performance delivered tunes from ever...