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Genetic Imperfection shadows soon-to-be cult classic “Repo”

By Alissa Mesibov

November 1, 2009


Filed under Theatre

On Friday, Oct. 30, Genetic Imperfection of South Hadley presented their first annual Halloween production of “Repo: The Genetic Opera” at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The group of performers mimicked, or “shadowed,” the every movement of the 2008 film, as it was shown on a screen b...

Hampshire Halloween gives Amherst a trippy treat

By Sam Butterfield

October 29, 2009


Filed under Lifestyle

The leaves are turning, and the tacky decor displays are out at CVS. That can only mean one thing: Hampshire Halloween and all of its madness, depravity and carnal merry-making must be nearly upon us. Hampshire Halloween, colloquially referred to as Trip or Treat, is a campus tradition which dates...

‘Repo: the Genetic Opera’ to show in Northampton

By Alissa Mesibov

October 29, 2009


Filed under Theatre

“Repo: The Genetic Opera,” is a horror musical directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, of Saw fame. Set in the year 2056, Repo introduces us to a world where one company, GeneCo, has control. In this world, surgery is commonplace and organ repossession is legal. The Largo family, who own GeneCo, has total...

Impress your Halloween party guests with these treats

By Nora Drapalski

October 29, 2009


Filed under Food & Drink

For the average college student, Halloween conjures up images of delicious candy, elaborate costumes and – shall we say, interesting – parties. One does not typically think of the variety of baked goods created specifically for this wonderful day. Just because college students are forced to deal...

Horror flick epitome of paranormal mediocrity

By Rachel Dougherty

October 29, 2009


Filed under Movies

Determining the merit of a new film may be difficult when so many trigger-happy critics are awaiting the first chance they get to blow a fresh release out of proportion. And yet, it can’t be all hype. Seeing a teenage girl exit the theater in a fit of hysterics may lead one to believe that “Paranormal...

The Source: Planning your weekend so you don’t have to!

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 29, 2009


Filed under Music

Experience the magic at Earthfoods this Sunday night! That is, experience the magic of magician Jonas Toutant, in addition to several great local bands. The DIY UMass club is putting on the free show at the Earthfoods Cafe at 6 p.m. The show will feature three bands in addition to the magician. The...

Jupiter One shoots for the moons with their second album, ‘Sunshower’

By Daniel Herberholz

October 29, 2009


Filed under Music

First an electronic bubble sounds like it is about to pop, followed by a splash of the noise an Atari video game would make. All before upbeat, prophet-like voices sing a pre-verse hum. When an album starts like this, what need is there for the skip button? “Volcano” rips the roof off of what...

“Ghoul” costumes for the pop culture aficionado

By Janam Anand

October 28, 2009


Filed under Fashion

As the crisp air and fast falling leaves make the presence of fall known, it is clear that Halloween has almost arrived. Whether you are going to a doctor’s appointment or even to the grocery store, the ghosts, black cats and spider webs seem to jump out from everywhere. Aside from all of the macabre...

A superhero spin on vintage to vanquish the costume blues

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 28, 2009


Filed under Fashion

Halloween is the best holiday for DIY. No other day of the year allows for the infinite amount of creativity that Halloween does. You can be anything you want, an idea that too many people take for granted (i.e., when every girl you know decides to take the easy way out and be the hottie counterpart...

Get it while it’s hot: Breakfast comes to NoHo

By Christiana McDougal

October 28, 2009


Filed under Music

To the delight of their dedicated fans, The Breakfast is once again touring the Northeast, in promotion of their latest album, “Live As Is.” They will be performing at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Thursday October 29, which marks the start of their Halloween-inspired 11th Annual Fanghoulish Freakout T...

“A Serious Man” is a Serious Success

By Mark Schiffer

October 27, 2009


Filed under Movies

The figure of the “nebbish” has had a long and proud history in film. Ranging from Woody Allen’s entire pre-Mia Farrow divorce output to Paul Giamatti’s portrayal of Harvey Pekar, the neurotic Jewish male has long held interest for filmmakers. The Coen Brothers began their interest in the nebbish back in 1991, with John Turtu...

Bad Plus brings unconventional sound to Iron Horse

By Collegian News Staff

October 27, 2009


Filed under Music

By Ben Silverman and Craig Holland. The Bad Plus might be considered a piano trio, maybe a progressive band or possibly a jazz fusion group. What they are, however, is a totally acoustic power trio, consisting of drums, piano and upright bass, playing everything along the jazz spectrum from furious avant-garde stylings to jazz standards, to slow-tempo, soft ballad...