Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Hova rocks the Mullins Center

By Justin Gagnon

October 26, 2009

Filed under Campus News, Music

Where were you last night? If you weren’t at the Mullins Center, you missed a show your friends will be talking about for years and years to come. SLIDESHOW: Jay Z at the Mullins Center When tickets went on sale to the general public for last night’s Jay-Z concert, uninformed UMass students ...

Portugal. The Man shows IHEG a good time

By Angela Stasiowski

October 25, 2009

Filed under Music

Sarah Palin has given Americans the wrong idea about Alaska. Not everyone that hails from Wasilla is a baby-popping hockey mom. In fact, some of them play music. Portugal. The Man, mad scientists of the musical world, had the potential to single-handedly redeem the state with last Wednesday’s performance...

October Squash

By Andrew Sheridan

October 22, 2009

Filed under Food & Drink

Pumpkins are an odd phenomenon in our society. Although nearly every other squash and gourd in their family is considered ugly and relegated to seasonal side dishes, during the month of October, the lowly pumpkin becomes the star of the show. As one of the iconic symbols of autumn in this country...

“New Moon” soundtrack fails to dazzle

By Kate MacDonald

October 22, 2009

Filed under Music

Grade: C+ With the second installation of the Twilight Saga and “New Moon” coming to theaters in just under a month, teens and self-proclaimed “Twi-hards” alike need some sort of relief. They will find it with the new release of music director Alexandra Patsavas’ compilation. Followers of thi...

White Rabbits rock The Basement

By Dave Mansfield

October 22, 2009

Filed under Music

White Rabbits shook The Basement to its core on Tuesday night, giving the fervent crowd an intensely energetic performance free of charge. After their planned show at Pearl Street in Northampton was cancelled, White Rabbits, along with opener SquillMerchants, headed over to the tiny venue a couple...

Post-Cold War View on “West Side Story”

By Steven Baum

October 21, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Throughout October, Amherst Cinema will be screening three classic films from the 1950s: "Rebel Without a Cause," "West Side Story," and "Jailhouse Rock." The films are being shown as part of an exhibition entitled, "The 1950s: Cold War Culture and the Birth of The Cool." The reason behind the exhibition...

Starling on Sex: Clichés come true

By Jessica Starling Jones

October 21, 2009

Filed under Columns, Lifestyle

Many people have asked me of late what happened to me that made me so cynical when it comes to relationships. I’ll admit it is a reasonable question. I’ve gone from being a die-hard romantic to having a visceral aversion to relationships in the course of a few short months. In fact, the obvious a...

“Om Shanti Om” Enchants Amherst Cinema

By Mark Schiffer

October 21, 2009

Filed under Movies

The theater at Amherst Cinema was packed almost to capacity this past Sunday at 1 p.m., a sign of an audience buzzing with anticipation for the special screening of Farah Khan’s 2007 Bollywood box-office hit “Om Shanti Om,” presented by the Asian Arts and Culture Program. Audience members both...

Bright Star: a visual masterpiece that captures eternal love and fleeting life

By Nora Drapalski

October 20, 2009

Filed under Movies

Named after one of his well-known poems, the film “Bright Star” is based on the true story of John Keats, an English poet in the Romantic movement, as seen through the eyes of his love, Miss Fanny Brawne. The story follows Fanny through the relationship she had with Keats, beginning with their...

Seasonal Treats on a College Budget

By Kaitlyn Bigica

October 20, 2009

Filed under Food & Drink

Baby Tiramisu If you love sweets raise your hand! As the cold crisp air creeps through the University of Massachusetts campus and midterms roll around, everyone could use a healthy indulgence alongside a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Not only is this treat only 100 calories, it’s also college-budget...

Poetic talent portrayed at Amherst Cinema

By Chelsea Whitton

October 20, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts

Amherst Cinema was center stage for three recognized poets last Thursday night. The event was presented by the University of Massachusetts Juniper Initiative for Arts and Action, the UMass Fine Arts Center and the Going Public Contemporary Literature series. The cinema was full of over 150 poetry enthusiasts,...