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The Magnetic Fields 50-Song Memoir Review

Often the best musical outings are the risky ones. Moments of contrary musical skepticism, where the talent breaks through and decimates the expectations. An album like Nirvana’s "MTV Unplugged" album, or "Kid A" by...

Bella Roma, A New Addition to the Pizza Community

The walls of Bella Roma, located on Main Street, where previously Supreme Pizza use to be located, are painted blue and yellow in the small, newly redone pizza shop. Ilyas Ozdemir, owner of Bella Roma...

Digital Homicide: The harmful effects of a court case on YouTube content

A Curious Case of REDRUM A series of Arts & Entertainment Columns YouTube personality and former editor of Desructoid Jim Sterling is being sued $10 million by indie developer Digital Homicide on grounds of defamation. The suit...

Marvel’s Doctor Strange A Fantastic, Mind Bending Experience

The rise of super hero blockbusters over the past several years has arguably begun to have weight on movie goers. Every year, a slew of films pertaining to both the Marvel and DC comic...

American Football Review

Albums to hear no. 5 Over the past decade or so there has been an immersion of a new meta of album construct—the long awaited release. Often, when they finally come out, they are ultimately...

“13th” Event Review

Last Thursday, Sullivan Lounge was packed, something that isn’t common for school events. Although many professors probably required their students go for class, there were still students who attended of their own accord to...

WJJW DJ Profile: “Ry-Guy Polka Time” with Ryan Pause

WJJW, at 91.1 FM, is currently home to 46 student-run radio programs. Each show runs for two to three hours a piece, and the variety of content throughout the week provides a little something...

John Kelly’s “live memoir” entertains while enlightening audience to LGBT history

John Kelly’s memoir began a long time ago. Since 1976, he has been filling journals with ideas, sketches, and plans—many personal, many more related to his extensive career as a performance artist, visual artist,...

“Hidden Figures”, A Movie Towards Freedom

Since the fall, a certain movie has been seen all over social media, starring household names such as Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. Simply going on Facebook would show the trailer...

In Conversation with Stephin Merritt

I first heard the Magnetic Fields seven years ago when their albums began situating themselves into my life as important emotional landmarks. Frontman Stephin Merritt has been called one of the greatest American songwriters,...

“Spectre” a worthy sequel

It may be the end of an era for those of us who grew up knowing Daniel Craig as James Bond, but this film won’t leave fans disappointed. “Spectre”, is the fourth and possibly final...

Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary turns 100

  If you were like me, as a child, you spent countless hours at the local library, with comically piled stacks of books in the children’s section, devouring them. Even if you didn’t, there’s still...

‘The Life of Pablo’: A Political Platform for Kanye West

Tiffany Suazo Special to the Beacon "The Life of Pablo" is the highly anticipated and controversial seventh studio album recently released by African-American hip-hop artist and producer Kanye West. West is no stranger to controversy, and no...

Experimental jazz band Moon Hooch returns to North Adams

Moon Hooch will return to Berkshire County for another night of romping percussion fused with experimental saxophone music. The band is being presented by the Common Folk Artist Collective and will be performing at...

“The Iron Trials” shines, but not so bright

Popular young adult novelist Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series, and Holly Black, known for The Spiderwick Chronicles, team up for a new middle grade series, but that doesn’t mean it’s limited...