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Bird Box: Not Worth the Watch

Bird Box: Not Worth the Watch

Sophie Jones, Arts & Living Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Living, Showcase

Perhaps everyone wearing blindfolds had the right idea. Because Bird Box, despite its popularity, is not worth the trouble of seeing. Bird Box, a Netflix original film that premiered on the Friday before Christmas, has been gaining momentum as a popular watch, with almost 45 million users tuning in...

Review: Aquaman

Review: Aquaman

December 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Living

Aquaman, directed by James Wan, is a fantastic comic book film. It showed everything that it needed to, and then some. I enjoyed every second of it. The main plot covers the story of Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa), who must return to his home of Atlantis with Mera (Amber Heard) to prevent his brother Ki...

Old vs. New Christmas Music: Which is Better?

Old vs. New Christmas Music: Which is Better?

December 22, 2018


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Before I discuss one of the most important Christmas discussions that can be had (which Christmas music is the best), let me first identify what is “old” and what is “new.” “Old” Christmas music is the classics: the stuff from the 70s and earlier. I know that the 80s were technically a...

How Much Do You Think I Like You? A Look at Social Media Trends

How Much Do You Think I Like You? A Look at Social Media Trends

December 12, 2018


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There’s been something happening on Instagram that has become a fairly regular sight -- and yet it is anything but normal. Ever since Instagram released new features for their stories, people (almost all between the age of 12-18) have been playing a sort of game with them. Instagram offers question ...

The Israeli Food Scene: Meat and Veggies

The Israeli Food Scene: Meat and Veggies

December 10, 2018


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Part of a two-part series on Gabe Gerry's experiences with Israeli food. Read Gerry's piece about fruit, meat, and cheeses here. Shawarma - that’s it, shawarma - the classic street food perfected in Israel. Shawarma is the huge cone, round slab of meat that is shaved off from the outside and into ...

Netflix’s New Documentary Series is All About… Dogs

Netflix’s New Documentary Series is All About… Dogs

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts & Living

Netflix acquires and produces new titles so frequently that it’s sometimes hard to find what you’ll like on the site. There is one new title, however, that I find so wonderful and inspiring that it has very nearly restored my faith in humanity; and what it is might surprise you (unless you’ve r...

Hello, Dolly! to be Winter Musical

Hello, Dolly! to be Winter Musical

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, News

It has been announced that the Mount Greylock Winter Musical this year will be Hello, Dolly! This classic musical, revived four times on Broadway, is written by songwriter Jerry Herman (La Cage Aux Folles, Mame), and book writer Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street), and is based on Thornton ...

Crimes of Grindelwald Comes With Controversy and Talented Actors

Crimes of Grindelwald Comes With Controversy  and Talented Actors

November 28, 2018


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J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been one to dominate media and literature for many years. The story of the wizarding world is open to all ages and is still growing and changing, even after so many years of the series being finished (the last novel came out in 2007). Even more surprising, the p...

Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World – Review

Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World – Review

November 27, 2018


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Take the Cannoli is not, as I originally thought, a cookbook, or a guide to Sicilian cuisine. It’s a collection of funny and heartbreaking personal essays by the talented Sarah Vowell, and its title is a reference to a scene from The Godfather, a movie that Vowell reveals she was obsessed with for a l...

A Look at Chapter Two Books and the Charm of Used Literature

A Look at Chapter Two Books and the Charm of Used Literature

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Living, Features

Any new addition to Spring Street in Williamstown is a welcome one, and one that brings vibrant ideas and - quite literally - page-turners is an added bonus. Replacing the recently closed Subway, Chapter Two Books is nestled between the Cottage and Sushi Thai Garden. While Williams did just open a new, u...

Review: Coyote Flaco

Review: Coyote Flaco

November 13, 2018


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Coyote Flaco means skinny coyote, which I think is a funny name for a restaurant.  I would have preferred Coyote Gordo - which for those latin kids means Fat Coyote - as it seems to be more fitting for a place to eat.  Flaco is one of the few Mexican restaurants in Williamstown. Other than Tony’s Sombrero on...

Review: Maniac

Review: Maniac

October 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Living

Maniac is a new Netflix original series. Unlike the rest of their original series, however, this one is only around for a limited time, so watch it when you still can. Based on a Norwegian show of the same name, Maniac follows Emma Stone’s and Jonah Hill’s characters through a pharmaceutical trial in...

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