Category: Arts

Album Review: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s "Acme"

Midway through “Talk About the Blues,” the first single from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s new disc Acme, Jon Spencer helpfully informs us that “I don’t play the blues; I play rock ‘n roll!”

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Demme and Winfrey’s reading of Morrison’s difficult to adapt Beloved adequate but unsubtle

Literary adaptation has always been a problem in film.

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Williams band Ray Brower inaugurates new lineup at Log; unreceptive, reticent crowd stains event

Last Saturday night, Ray Brower, an all-Williams band, played their first concert of the year, from about 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Log.

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Topical as ever, Frosh Revue delivers comedic look at freshman life

Friday, October 16th the 1998 edition of the Frosh Revue held its debut performance at Adams Memorial Theatre to a reasonably packed audience.

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Taking of horror: Bride of Chucky goes camp, Apt Pupil forces terror

The popularity of the Scream movies has turned out to be a mixed blessing. On the one hand, their success has allowed a new wave of horror movies to fill our theaters.

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SCORE! A Night at the Roxbury a surprisingly decent SNL offshoot

I’m going to review A Night at the Roxbury, so stand back. I know what you’re already thinking. “A Night at the Roxbury?

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Frosh Revue prepares to take humorous look at trials and tribulations of first-years

The Frosh Revue, an event highly anticipated by Williams first-years, will premiere this weekend on October 16. It runs through the weekend and will also be performed seven times during first-year family weekend.

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Depeche Mode’s The Singles 86-98

Ah, 1998: for goth, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Bauhaus resurrected itself for a shockingly popular reunion tour, if only to prove that its vampires ’n makeup schtick is timelessly goofy.

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Sunny Day Real Estate’s ’’How It Feels To Be Something On’’

Most of the college rock world was broken-hearted when the members of Sunny Day Real Estate parted ways in 1994.

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House of India offers unspectacular but adequate dishes

Since my freshman year, I have heard about the “Indian restaurant in Pittsfield.” Whenever my friends need to pretend that they don’t go to school in a really small town, they refer to the infamous “Indian restaurant in Pittsfield” proving that even in the Berkshires one can find ethnic foods of at least moderate quality.

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