Nightly Entertainment: Out With the Old, In With The New

Nightly Entertainment: Out With the Old, In With The New

Treating yourself to a night (or day) out can sometimes feel like you have to alter your everyday life to squeeze in that extra me-time. Do you feel guilty for that? You shouldn’t. Mental health awareness month is right around the corner, and with a pandemic that has...

Monte Belmonte Wines: Chardo-haters Gonna Hate

Monte Belmonte Wines: Chardo-haters Gonna Hate

I was in a certain local fine wine store, eavesdropping on a person who was picking out wines for a home wine tasting. I happened to be standing in front of a selection of Chablis, when I heard them say, “We need some white wines. Anything but Chardonnay!” I blushed...

The Magic of Edibles

The Magic of Edibles

Tucked in the back of INSA’s Easthampton headquarters on Pleasant Street is a little slice of heaven. Like any restaurant with great food, the kitchen is where the action is at — and at INSA, it’s a place that combines the sweet smells of chocolate, sugar, and, yes,...

Stagestruck: Live on Screen

Stagestruck: Live on Screen

National Theatre Live, the series of live-capture high-def performances from the English stage, is back at the Amherst Cinema. Coming up: Philip Pullman’s “La Belle Sauvage,” a rap version “Cyrano” with James McAvoy, and a modern-dress makeover of “Henry V” with Kit Harington.

Stagestruck: Movie/Theater Face-Off

Stagestruck: Movie/Theater Face-Off

In “The Flick,” at the Academy of Music this weekend, the usual roles are reversed. The audience is on the stage and the play is in the seats. Which makes sense: it’s set in an empty movie theater.

Keeping Tabs on Pot Purity

Keeping Tabs on Pot Purity

The machines inside Analytics Labs seem like futuristic, esoteric devices. Workers in lab coats move around instruments with names like Agilent High-Performance Liquid Chromatography System, performing what seems like complicated science experiments. But the work that...

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Happenings in the Valley

Happenings in the Valley

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Stagestruck: Live on Screen

Stagestruck: Live on Screen

National Theatre Live, the series of live-capture high-def performances from the English stage, is back at the Amherst Cinema. Coming up: Philip Pullman’s “La Belle Sauvage,” a rap version “Cyrano” with James McAvoy, and a modern-dress makeover of “Henry V” with Kit Harington.