Stream Queen: Shudder Offers Thrills and Chills for Cheap
Oct16

Stream Queen: Shudder Offers Thrills and Chills for Cheap

If you’re anything like me, you’ve shuffled through the Horror section on Netflix, glassy-eyed yet hopeful that somehow, while you weren’t looking, they added something worth watching. It feels like you’ve seen everything in this section worth seeing, and next month they’ll just take away something good and replace it with Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood. You barely even check Hulu anymore, because you know the selection is even more...

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Bizarro Briefs: Do They Make Hard Hats That Small?
Oct16

Bizarro Briefs: Do They Make Hard Hats That Small?

Do They Make Hard Hats That Small? Ever have one of those days where you just wanted someone else to do your work for you? Well, there are bacteria out there being trained for just that! Researchers at Duke University taught a bunch of bacteria — using gene manipulation — to assemble a three-dimensional, working pressure sensor. The researchers provided the bacteria with gold nanoparticles (these are swanky bacteria), and they did the...

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2017 Best of the Valley Annual Manual
Oct16

2017 Best of the Valley Annual Manual

Get Out! Place to see local bands 1. Iron Horse Music Hall 2. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds 3. Luthiers Co-op Place for karaoke 1. World War II Club 2. Amy’s Place 3. Doc’s Place   Neighborhood bar 1. Amy’s Place 2. Packards Bar 3. The Brass Cat   Brew pub 1. Northampton Brewery 2. The People’s Pint 3. Amherst Brewing/Hangar Pub and Grill   Winery 1. Black Birch Winery 2. Mineral Hills...

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Mark Schwaber on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
Oct13

Mark Schwaber on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Mark Schwaber is an indie folk artist with punk rock influences from Easthampton, MA. Check out his complete Valley Advocate Sessions performance and interview in the videos below. Interview with Mark...

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AmeRican Migration: Fleeing Devastation, Many Puerto Ricans Expected In Western Mass
Oct09

AmeRican Migration: Fleeing Devastation, Many Puerto Ricans Expected In Western Mass

These weren’t the circumstances in which Holyoke resident Israel Rivera had imagined he would be meeting his nieces — ages 13 and 17 — for the first time. Rivera, who is of Puerto Rican descent, recently agreed to house his sister’s children after his sister Amarilis De Léom and her family endured devastation from Hurricane Maria on the island. They arrived on a flight to Teterboro, N.J., on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The trip down and back...

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