Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The fifth of November remembered

By Tom Lynch

November 9, 2012

It’s like this: “Remember, remember the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot.  I see no reason the Gunpowder Treason ought ever be forgot.”  It “remember, remembers” the attempt by a conspiracy of...

The Hunger Games: The new “it” series?

By Staff

September 7, 2011

“Harry Potter.” “The Lord of the Rings.” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” “Twilight.” The series of novels that have had audiences around the globe in a feeding frenzy for the past decade. Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” is quickly becoming the newes...

“The Humbling” is a smashing success

By Mark Schiffer

October 20, 2010

Philip Roth has long intertwined his literary world with his personal. From the Zuckerman novels, whose titular character’s past and profession closely mirrors that of his creator, to the frequently used New York/New Jersey setti...

Meghan McCain shows readers the darker side of politics

By Kate MacDonald

October 6, 2010

Meghan McCain, daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, gives her fans a behind-the-scenes look at campaigning in her new tell-all “Dirty Sexy Politics.” The book, dedicated to her parents, tells the often untold story of ...

Tao Lin’s “Richard Yates” impressive and moving

By Mark Schiffer

September 8, 2010

Author Tao Lin’s world is one in which the enemy has already won. The hopes and dreams of previous generations have been cleaned out for the sake of convenience. Joy is only something that can be found in art and, occasionally, other people. Furthe...