Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A ‘Beautiful Day’ for U2 fans at Gillette Stadium

By Justin Gagnon

September 22, 2009


Filed under Music

Gillette Stadium was rocking this past “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” but it wasn’t the Patriots sweating under the hot lights. The world-renowned Irish rock band U2 landed its 360 degree tour in Foxborough, Mass., on Sept. 20 and 21. Amazingly, the group still consists of its original four members: Bono, ...

Warhol’s Art and Legacy Comes to UMass Gallery

By Samantha Marsh

September 22, 2009


Filed under Theatre

Correction appended The University of Massachusetts will be showcasing the works of Andy Warhol and related artists at the University Gallery, beginning today, Sept. 23. There are two exhibits which will be displayed at the Gallery: “The Minox & the Big Shot: Andy Warhol’s Photography (1...

Nine gives good characters, but lacks story line

By Nicholas Ortolani

September 22, 2009


Filed under Movies

Do not let the friendly-looking rag dolls fool you – “9” is not a kid’s movie. The plot of the film is incredibly contrived, and, at times, tests both the audience’s sense of logic and empathy, which is a shame, considering that the art direction is brilliant. The story follows #9 (v...

‘Sorority Row’ offers stab at legitimacy for talentless Hollywood offspring

By Kate MacDonald

September 21, 2009


Filed under Movies

 It starts with an accidental death, followed by threats, gory deaths and a disguised killer. Sound familiar? These traits can be attributed to countless horror films made in the last two decades. Yet Stewart Hendler’s “Sorority Row” brings a few new elements into the mix, namely comedic timing...

‘Jennifer’s Body’ hosts plenty of laughs, few horrors

By Haley Navarro

September 21, 2009


Filed under Movies

Let’s get something straight: Diablo Cody is a comedy writer. Best known for her Oscar-winning script for “Juno,” its evident that Cody is sharp, witty and up on her culture. “Jennifer’s Body,” released in theaters on September 18, does not succeed as a horror movie. However, it passes every test with flying colors in the comed...

Local settings lend verve to poetry at Amherst Cinema

By Lisa Linsley

September 20, 2009


Filed under Lifestyle, Movies

Late Thursday evening, the “Notnostrums,” an online poetry group, performed “When You Think Of,” at Amherst Cinema. A variety of places flashed across the screen, as the editors of the film, Guy Pettit, Emily Pettit and Luke Bloomfield pulled from these myriad places to create a unique montage...

Canadian musician to bring ‘Love’ to the Iron Horse

By Angela Stasiowski

September 20, 2009


Filed under Music

Tonight, our musical neighbors up north will export the exceptionally talented singer-songwriter Sam Roberts to Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall for an evening of good, old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. The 7 p.m. performance features Canadian-born Roberts and his supporting band honing their craft...

‘Alegria’ for all

By Alissa Mesibov

September 17, 2009


Filed under Theatre

The performance falls somewhere between circus and theater with its impressive acrobatics and implied themes. There is something for everyone in this one-of-a-kind performance. Before the show begins, there is a pre-show, of sorts, as the last of the audience enters in. Clowns wander around the stage doing simple tasks. The abs...

Farmers give locals taste of community

By Cal Scannell

September 17, 2009


Filed under Lifestyle

Swarms of people dart in and out of the stalls on the Amherst Common, which displays anything from glistening eggplants, plump tomatoes, bright white cheeses and organic meats to homemade soaps, wildflowers and a variety of handicrafts. A sign reading Amherst Farmers’ Market beckons townspeople an...

Dark Side of the Moon Man: An Insider’s Glimpse at the VMAs

By Lee Taylor

September 16, 2009


Filed under Music

L.L. Cool J put it best back in 1991 when he said - “Momma said knock you out!” Those were simpler times, back when rock still kicked it on the charts and country and hip-hop were still up and coming in the mainstream world of MTV. If you didn’t own Metallica’s “Black Album,” your own mot...

Putting a personal touch on fashion

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 16, 2009


Filed under Fashion

Tatiana Escobar may be the most fascinating person I have met so far this semester. The first time we met, I was in my friend's room when she came in wearing her pajamas, accessorized with an utterly fabulous feathered headband. She said that she made it, and immediately I was overwhelmed with curiosity:...