Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale is humbling

By Emily Brightman

March 13, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Food & Drink

It has been a long time since a beer has caught me completely off-guard with taste, but I have recently been humbled by the Boulevard Brewing Company's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale. Serious beer drinkers are always looking for ...

Review: Russian River Brewing Company Blind Pig IPA

By Emily Brightman

March 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

While the title "Blind Pig" sounds like the basis for a nursery rhyme, the flagship Indian Pale Ale (IPA) of the Russian River Brewing Company is in fact a crisp and flavorful beer and not the bespectacled farm animal its name...

Lagunitas Sucks: Brown Shugga’ Substitute Ale

By Paul Bagnall

February 27, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Sucks Brown Shugga’ Substitute Ale was originally set to be released in 2011, but due to some mishaps in the brewery, its release was delayed, according to It wasn’t until som...

Walking dead mid-season finale impresses

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

December 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the AMC show “The Walking Dead.” This Sunday marked the beginning of what will surely be a low point in the lives of many: the mid-season finale of the hit AMC show “The Walking Dead,” which will not re...

“Silver Linings Playbook” breaks the mold

By Steffi Porter

December 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

It is difficult to find a love story that hasn’t already been told or doesn’t make you cringe as it drips with clichés and sappy dialogue. “Silver Linings Playbook” has accomplished this very feat. In 122 minute...

Stephen Lynch releases two-disc comedy album

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

November 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Among the most well-known figures in the musical comedy community, Stephen Lynch has recently put out his seventh release, a two-disc effort of his signature brand of acoustic guitar-driven hilarity. Titled “Lion,” the alb...

Skyfall is a “tremendous film”

By Jonathan Smith

November 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

This year marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond’s inception on the big screen and the most recent Bond film “Skyfall” triumphantly reminds us why he remains one of the greatest icons of cinema. The film perfectly captures...

‘Holy Motors’ confounds

By Paul Bagnall

November 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Get ready for a French romp of avant-garde proportions, spending a full day alongside an actor struggling with his identity and coming to terms with his multiple lives. “Holy Motors” sets up the story showing an audience s...

John and Jon bring big laughs to the Calvin

By Ayush Kumar

November 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture, Music

When a performer successfully gets the audience to sing “all we want to do is eat your brains” in a zombie like trance, chances are it was a pretty good night for comedy. In a truly collaborative performance at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, humorist John Hodgman and geek-songwriter ...

“Seven Psychopaths” more disorienting than psychotic

By Emily Brightman

November 7, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

With a moniker like “Seven Psychopaths” dripping with demented possibilities, it seems impossible to go wrong. But sadly, Martin McDonagh’s latest flick evokes more head-scratching bemusement than anything else. Struggling sc...

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals turn up the heat with new album

By Maggie Cornelius

October 30, 2012

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

If you want a real heartbreak album put down the T. Swift and pick up Grace Potter and the Nocturnals new album, ‘The Lion, The Beast, The Beat.’ Sixteen tracks make up the deluxe edition of the album which is well wo...

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” triumphs in its directing

By Rachel Arlin

October 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Long after its alleged nationwide release, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” finallymade it to local theaters and was well worth the wait. With few changes to the book, thefilm triumphed due to the author’s directing. “T...