Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Hung’ Up on HBO’s Raunchy New Drama

By Haley Navarro

September 8, 2009


Filed under Television

It’s the world’s oldest profession, and cable TV’s newest topic du jour. Although prostitution is illegal in most places and frowned upon in others, it has become the subject of choice for many television shows and movies. Showtime has “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” about a woman who records...

Del Toro sinks his teeth into a new venue with ‘The Strain’

By Haley Navarro

September 8, 2009


Filed under Television

Within the plethora of angsty teenage vampire romance novels (cue the screaming legions of “Twilight” fans), enters “The Strain”: not exactly the anti-norm, but close to it. Penned by Academy Award-winning director Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, “The Strain” is the first book in the upcoming tril...

The Global Barcrawl

By Andrew Sheridan

September 7, 2009


Filed under Food & Drink

Mankind’s love affair with beer goes back a long way. In fact, the origins of the best-selling beverage can be traced back to the beginnings of society itself, as experts believe that it was primarily beer-making that drove early man to first cultivate grains and abandon the hunter-gatherer lifestyle....

Escape summer lulls with books

By Cal Scannell

September 7, 2009


Filed under Lifestyle

Whether killing time on a commuter train twice a day or relaxing at the beach, the endless hours of summer provides students with the opportunity to read for the pure joy of it … what a novel idea (no pun intended)! The following list includes tried and true good reads to sustain readers through the...

Breaking away from Boyfriends: On campus and single

By Jessica Starling Jones

September 7, 2009


Filed under Lifestyle

My name is Jessica, and I’m a recovering addict. It’s not what you think – I don’t crave hard drugs or gamble excessively. I do drink, but I’m far from wanting to curb my quietly raging alcoholism. No, my real addiction (now fortunately in remission) is far more insidious, more emotionally da...

Nirvana by a 'Riverfront'

By Jeffrey C. Larnard

September 7, 2009


Filed under Music

It doesn’t get much better than this for a music fan. The 2009 Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival had the perfect summertime festival vibe, taking place under warm, sunny skies; complete with blankets, coolers and red cups. Although the crowd probably still would have had a good time if the editors of...

Bonnaroo 2009: Thursday Day 1

By Peter Rizzo

June 12, 2009


Filed under Music

Caption Cloudy skies and rain cast a shadow over the festival's first day If the first night was highlighted mostly by sporadic weather, Thursday night's attractions were met with similarly uneven results. The forecast ranging from bands that generated the high voltage of Tennessee lightning t...

This Week’s DVDs To See

By Justin Gagnon

March 6, 2009


Filed under Movies

            It’s the wee hours of the morning and I just got home from seeing the midnight, or should I say all-night, release of “Watchmen.” If you get chance, definitely go check it out. Just try to ignore the fact that Snyder's interpretation of Nixon has a striking resemblance to Rocky Dennis, and that the movie is nearly three hours long. The movie was made for the big scre...

Dad on a Rampage: "Taken"

February 12, 2009


Filed under Movies

Ladies, when vacationing in Paris this summer, there are a few basic things one ought to know in order to prevent any mishaps from occurring.Tip one: After exiting the plane, proceed directly to the next available cab at your disposal. Try not to stop, or take pictures, or flirt with charming strangers that you meet along the way.Tip two: If you must fli...

The Wrestler at Amherst Cinema

By kevinkoczwara

January 24, 2009


Filed under Movies

If anyone has seen any awards show or heard any movie buzz it has had to include the buzz about "The Wrestler" and Mickey Rourke's performance. The movie is shot mostly on a hand-held camera, following behind Rourke who gives a marvelous performance that involves using his whole body and emotional spec...

Awards Wrap-Up from the Boston Globe

By kevinkoczwara

January 23, 2009


Filed under Movies

Ty Burr and Wesley Morris are two beloved critics by us here at the Collegian (Shayna and Myself especially). They had done an Oscar video a few weeks ago about who will get snubbed and forgotten when the time comes for the predictions. It is interesting to look back on it. They just did a peice (Burr...

Oscar Nominations Have Been Announced!

By kevinkoczwara

January 22, 2009


Filed under Movies

Today was the big day for the Motion Picture world. Some huge nominations for "Benjamin Button" (13) and "Slumdog Millionaire" (10). The most enjoyable news is the nomination for Richard Jenkins (Best Acotr) for "The Visitor" (a little seen film that deserves to be seen by just about everyone).Here's a ...