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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ teeters between nostalgic eye-candy and flavorless detective work

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ teeters between nostalgic eye-candy and flavorless detective work

By Charlie Turner

December 6, 2017


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What do you get when you put a shady twentieth-century art dealer, a racist German professor and a Frenchman with a mustache so thick it’s practically its own character on a luxury train? A joke with a questionable punch line. Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this vibrant, ethnically diverse adapta...

‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ delivers a promising replica of the console classic

‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ delivers a promising replica of the console classic

By Troy Kowalchuk

December 5, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Scrolling Headlines, Video Games

Growing up, one game occupied more of my attention than any before it ever had. That game was “Animal Crossing” on the GameCube. I was a very proud of my “Animal Crossing” accomplishments: I had paid off my debts with Tom Nook, collected nearly everything possible in my museum, spent hours plu...

Exquisite Cadavers come alive

Exquisite Cadavers come alive

By Sam Wong

December 5, 2017


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“¿Cómo, cómo fue? How did it happen? Así. Just like that…El corazón salió solo…The heart came out on its own.” What happens when two people bounce ideas off of one another, like artistic ping-pong? How can multiple minds and creations coexist, intertwine and birth something whole? Thes...

‘Justice League’ is weak compared to its animated counterpart

‘Justice League’ is weak compared to its animated counterpart

By Dillon MacInnis

December 4, 2017


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Fans of DC comics as well as some critics have likened “Justice League” to an episode of the popular TV show from 2001 that went by the same name. As a fan of the show, this comparison was exciting to me, giving me a nostalgic incentive to view it. Unfortunately, if this movie were an episode of...

Taylor declares the old Swift dead, and forges a new ‘Reputation’

Taylor declares the old Swift dead, and forges a new ‘Reputation’

By Matthew Joseph

December 4, 2017


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Taylor Swift needs no introduction. “Reputation” might though. After the Kanye/Swift stunt years ago, the two seem to have settled things, being friendly on social media and in person. It wasn't until Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” this year where he drops the line regarding Swift: “I made that bit...

Sia reinvents what it means to create a Christmas album with ‘Everyday Is Christmas’

Sia reinvents what it means to create a Christmas album with ‘Everyday Is Christmas’

By Troy Kowalchuk

November 30, 2017


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After nearly two years since her previous album, “This Is Acting,” Sia Furler has returned to delight fans with a Christmas album. “Everyday Is Christmas” features ten original Christmas tunes ranging from ballads to cheery carols. The Australian songstress completed this entire project in on...

Walk the Moon deliver the fun with ‘What If Nothing’

Walk the Moon deliver the fun with ‘What If Nothing’

By Matt Leonard

November 30, 2017


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“What If Nothing” is the latest release from indie pop group Walk the Moon. The band found incredible success in 2014 with the hit single “Shut Up and Dance” from their sophomore album “Talking is Hard.” Their latest, released Nov. 10, 2017 shoots for the stars with a chic, synth-filled sound. ...

A conversation of heartbreak: moving on and getting over

A conversation of heartbreak: moving on and getting over

By Gina Lopez

November 29, 2017


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What it feels like now. What it feels like now in comparison to how it felt then. Scenes replay like the surface of a broken record spinning sluggishly, permanently traced along the inside of my mind with the absence of clarity. I can’t hear the music that once played; now there’s only a static. Memori...

What kind of exercises is your body made for?

What kind of exercises is your body made for?

By Nicholas Remillard

November 29, 2017


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If you look at a cross-country runner and a powerlifter, you can probably spot a few differences in their physiques. Athletes focusing on power and strength movements – sprints, heavy lifts, power lifts, are often stockier, broader and more heavily muscled than athletes focusing on endurance ex...

The perfectly imperfect world of John Carney

The perfectly imperfect world of John Carney

By Bhavya Pant

November 28, 2017


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The squeak of fingers sliding across a fretboard. A vocalist’s bated breath caught in the microphone; some flaws are best left unrectified. Yet, in a society — armed with its technological arsenal — obsessed with sanding off every rough edge, auto tuned voices and filtered photos run the game. ...

Easthampton literary reading presents local writers

Easthampton literary reading presents local writers

By Edward Clifford

November 28, 2017


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Available to read in Italian. A trio of Pioneer Valley writers gave a reading of their recently published works the Thursday before Thanksgiving break at White Square Books in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Andrea Lawlor, Matthew Gagnon and Stella Corso each took the small audience on mental trips ...

‘Mudbound’ a striking portrait of prejudice

‘Mudbound’ a striking portrait of prejudice

By Daniel Monahan

November 27, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Arts & Living Blogs, Entertainment, Headlines, Movies, Movies and Television, Scrolling Headlines, Television

In the last few years, Netflix has evolved from a fledgling movie rental service into a video streaming Goliath that has single handedly changed the film industry. They boast an impressive number of streaming subscribers and are now funneling millions of dollars into the production of original content...