Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Rock like a “Man Man” in NoHo this weekend

By Garth Brody

October 1, 2009

Philadelphia-based experimental rock group Man Man will perform in Northampton this Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. at the Pearl Street Nightclub. Tickets can be purchased on the Pearl Street website for $12.50 or at the door for $15. Man Man’s current lineup is currently comprised of a fluctuating number...

Jay-Z has "Blueprint" for Longevity

By Jeffrey C. Larnard

October 1, 2009

Calling his new album “The Blueprint 3” was probably not a decision taken lightly by Jay-Z. The name “Blueprint” conjures up imagines both of one of the most beloved rap albums of all time, “The Blueprint,” and one of the disappointing follow-ups in music history with the over-ambitious, sp...

Got a mint for the festival that stinks?

By Cal Scannell

October 1, 2009

Be sure to bring along a tin of Altoids to this weekend’s Garlic and Arts Festival which has been described as “the festival that stinks.” The event, currently in its 10th year, is a quaint country gathering of local farmers, craftsmen, vendors and vampire haters. The festival is the brainchild...

French sleeper hit, “Séraphine” garners well-deserved praise

By Cal Scannell

October 1, 2009

With vivid visuals and the stunning performance of Yolande Moreau, “Séraphine,” now showing at the Pleasant Street Theater, will capture viewers with a sensitive portrayal of the little know painter Séraphine de Senlis. The French sleeper hit has earned seven César Awards, similar to the Academy...

“Taking back campus”

By Chelsea Whitton

September 30, 2009

The student strike in the fall of 2007 may not have been long-lived, but after two years of production, a University of Massachusetts student is ready to premiere “Taking Back Campus,” a documentary on the strike.  Directed by Rosie Walunas, a junior at UMass majoring in journalism with doubl...

Say “I do” to do it yourself

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

September 30, 2009

Last weekend, I had the privilege of being involved in the most important day of my oldest brother’s life: his wedding. I was a bridesmaid in Patrick and Angie’s ceremony. I wore the pretty dress, held the pretty flowers, and walked down the aisle in my pretty silver shoes. I stood in a line with...

Artists ask "Who Does She Think She Is?" in new documentary

By Cal Scannell

September 29, 2009

The Everywoman’s Center and the Women of Color Leadership Network will be presenting the film, “Who Does She Think She Is?” tonight at 7 p.m. in the Augusta Savage Gallery in the New Africa House. This event is free to everyone, and the location is also wheelchair accessible. The documentary focuses o...

Singaporean Spectacle showing at SOM

By Mark Schiffer

September 29, 2009

The Asian Arts and Culture Program is screening films at the Isenberg School of Management every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. throughout the fall semester. Covering everything from the Iranian coming-of-age story “Times and Winds” to the Bollywood extravaganza “Om Shanti Om,” this series is sure...

Exclusive campus eatery serves up a taste of home

By Andrew Sheridan

September 28, 2009

For most University of Massachusetts students who get their food fix through the “Your Campus Meal Plan” program, quantity - not quality -  is the name of the game. Burritos at the Blue Wall, pitas at the Pit and DC grub of all kinds fit the bill and fill the bellies of the hungry masses. Surv...

Scantily-clad interns give working girls a bad name

By Shayna Murphy

September 28, 2009

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

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

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...