Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“The Tailor of Inverness” packs a punch at the Curtain Theater

By Alissa Mesibov

February 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

It is no wonder that “The Tailor of Inverness,” which made its U.S. premier on Tuesday, sold out its entire month-long run by the end of its first week at the 2008 Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival. The play is a stellar...

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” packs an emotional wallop

By Reana Garcia

February 3, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is a marvelous film that successfully surpasses the often cringe-inducing label of the “9/11 movie.” Although the characters’ reflections on the day do trigger quite a few of the film’s...

Judie’s restaurant provides variety

By Garth Brody

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Judie’s Restaurant, instantly recognizable by its colorful striped awning, has long stood as a bastion of meat-and-potatoes American dining in the dense, increasingly eclectic restaurant arena of downtown Amherst. Facin...

‘Triple B’ restaurant offers killer burgers, breakfast, burritos combo

By Malea Ritz

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

To some, it’s the Marketplace Café. For others, it’s “that burger place.” The Massachusetts Daily Collegian calls it the Triple B. Burgers. Breakfast. Burritos. Nestled between the Campus Center and the Student Union – directly across from the University Sto...

Taste the Mediterranean in Amherst

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Amherst is riddled with restaurants. Dishes are available in styles from around the world covering various price ranges, all concentrated in a very small area. It’s rare to find so many options in one area, especially in a small...

La Veracruzana offers authentic Mexican

By Dave Coffey

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Amherst certainly has a plethora of both affordable and delicious dining options – but sometimes you just really, really need a burrito. And while Bueno y Sano certainly wears the big boy pants when it comes to Mexi-American...

Pasta E Basta serves up affordable Italian

By Malea Ritz

January 22, 2012

Filed under Archives

With so many dining options in Amherst, it can often be difficult to decide on one. When it comes to Italian eats, one restaurant stands out above the rest: Pasta E Basta. This Italian eatery offers plenty of seating with three...

‘Martha’ film uniquely depicts cult life

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 7, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” is a picturesque independent film about a girl who escapes life in a cult. The protagonist, Martha, played by Elizabeth Olsen, finds herself caught between remembering and trying to forget a world...

Clooney delivers emotional performance in ‘The Descendants’

By Adam Abdelmaksoud

November 30, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Widely considered the archetype of natural beauty, Hawaii is often portrayed as paradise on Earth with visions of its constant sunshine, sparkling beaches and flawlessly pretty people dancing across the minds of Americans. “The...

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 review

By Tim Jones

November 30, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

Watching Dead Rising’s Frank West throw a Servbot head onto Spider-Man, then slam him into the ground moments later is a moment of unquestionable glee. It’s the type of scenario seen often within Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom...

“Puss in Boots” claws itself a new franchise

By Kevin Romani

November 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek” franchise offered a string of four successful films that grossed over $1.25 billion combined domestically. The series began to falter in quality after original director Andrew Adamson left...

Mastodon unleashes “The Hunter”

By Dave Coffey

September 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

With a repertoire that includes sludge metal operas about Moby Dick (“Leviathan,” 2004) and concept albums about time-traveling astral projection (“Crack the Skye,” 2009), Mastodon might just be one of the most compelling...