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Yankee Candle’s most enticing fall scents

Yankee Candle’s most enticing fall scents

By Gina Lopez

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle, Travel

Few things are as relaxing, serendipitous or ambiance-setting as candles. They set the mood, set the tone and set the intentions of everyone in the room with their soft flickering glow. A lit candle at the center of a gathering signifies its recipients aren’t messing around. And what better a season or plac...

The cannibal: the universal boogeyman

The cannibal: the universal boogeyman

By Nate Taskin

October 25, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Scrolling Headlines

Perhaps this piece of information is obvious to some, and a bombshell to others, but it needs to be said: Cannibalism isn’t real. Alright, that exact statement may not be entirely true. I’m not a ‘cannibalism truther.’ After all, there is no party like a Donner Party. Rather, it’s more accura...

Horror themes: the music that makes us move

Horror themes: the music that makes us move

By Matthew Joseph

October 25, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies, Scrolling Headlines, Special Issues

John Carpenter released an album, “Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998” on Oct. 20. Chances are you’ve seen a John Carpenter film—he’s like a weirder Spielberg. You may know him for movies like “Escape from New York,” “Starman” and “Big Trouble in Little China”—or more likely, as the d...

Essential horror games for Halloween

Essential horror games for Halloween

By Matt Leonard

October 25, 2017


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

Video games provide a different kind of horror experience. While movies and television bring the viewer into their worlds, the player becomes a part of a video game's world. Horror games come in a variety of odd forms—from the psychological horror of “Silent Hill” to the moody action of “Dead Space,” video games carve a niche in...

Student creates ‘Stranger Things’ Ouija board

Student creates ‘Stranger Things’ Ouija board

By Abigail Charpentier

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

One of the most iconic scenes from the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” involves Joyce Byers, played by Winona Ryder, discovering she can communicate with her missing son Will Byers, played by Noah Schnapp, via colored Christmas lights. Joyce Byers goes on to paint the alphabet on the wallpape...

Last minute Halloween costumes for the procrastinating college student

Last minute Halloween costumes for the procrastinating college student

By Mikayla Rooney

October 25, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself, Fashion, Scrolling Headlines

Ah, Halloween, when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play. The time of year where people can be anything they want. With a whole weekend worth of opportunities to dress up, finding a costume that works for you is imperative. As Oct. 31 approaches, the time to finalize costumes is ending. So, i...

Some tips to help ease you into a regular gym routine

Some tips to help ease you into a regular gym routine

By Nicholas Remillard

October 24, 2017


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

Walking in for the first time, you’re trying to talk to the front desk but have to ask the employee to repeat themselves over the slamming weights, the loud and aggressive grunts, the heavy music. You’re interested in joining a gym for any good reason; maybe you want to lose some weight, gain some ...

Support local farmers by visiting the Amherst Farmers’ Market

Support local farmers by visiting the Amherst Farmers’ Market

By Laura Skinner

October 24, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Scrolling Headlines

Although the warmer days are coming to a close (yes, autumn will eventually catch up with us), there is still some time to get outside and enjoy visiting your local businesses. Amherst is full of independent people—families, farmers and individual residents—who want to share their passions w...

On your feet for South African Dance

On your feet for South African Dance

By Sam Wong

October 23, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines

South Africa may be thousands of miles away from Amherst, Massachusetts, but thanks to a duo of multi-talented artists, its’ history and livelihood exist closer than ever in the form of dance. Last Tuesday, the Fine Arts Center welcomed Sello Reuben Modiga and Thapelo “Mthakathi” Motloung in “...

Canadian activist and Hall of Fame songwriter Bruce Cockburn shares some powerful thoughts with William Plotnick

Canadian activist and Hall of Fame songwriter Bruce Cockburn shares some powerful thoughts with William Plotnick

By William Plotnick

October 23, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Headlines, Music, Scrolling Headlines

Singer and songwriter Bruce Cockburn is currently living on a high-note. Following the recent release of his 30th studio LP, the wonderful 2017 record “Bone on Bone,” Cockburn was added to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Neil Young, Beau Dommage and Stéphane Venne. On Nov. 7, Cockburn w...

Citizen’s ‘As You Please’ transitions to a different sound from their usual grunge

Citizen’s ‘As You Please’ transitions to a different sound from their usual grunge

By Amelia Shaw

October 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Living, Arts & Living Blogs, Music, Music

The Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan based indie-rock band Citizen released their third album, “As You Please,” on Oct. 6, 2017. Citizen signed with the label Run For Cover Records in early 2012 and released their first full album, “Youth,” in 2013. Since the release of th...

Destroyer’s ‘ken’ is a perfect median of rock and techno

Destroyer’s ‘ken’ is a perfect median of rock and techno

By Matthew Joseph

October 22, 2017


Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Arts & Living Blogs, Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, Music, Music, Scrolling Headlines

"That's kind of my goal: to start from scratch every time." Dan Bejar and his band Destroyer begin each album like Pete Townshend ends his concerts—destroy what’s left and start again. What started as an indie rock throwback to progressive rock artists like Yes and Rush, Bejar’s projects have ...