Cinemadope: Drawing it out, cartoons from other shores
Aug25

Cinemadope: Drawing it out, cartoons from other shores

When we talk about animated films here in the States, the conversation often gets stuck in the worlds of Disney and Pixar. Those powerhouse studios and their imitators have largely defined the big-screen cartoon for American crowds, and while their successes have brought more and more attention to the genre, their particular styles are hardly the last word on the matter. For most animation buffs, the first name that comes to mind when...

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Review: Beach House at Pearl Street in Northampton, August, 2015
Aug25

Review: Beach House at Pearl Street in Northampton, August, 2015

Beach House Aug. 19, 2015 at Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton A sweat lodge triggers mystical experiences, or so they say. I haven’t tried it, but Pearl Street’s crowded and steamy concert by Beach House last Wednesday got me pretty close. My glasses fogged up upon arriving upstairs, so it’s a good thing the band is so chill. The dreamy duo from Baltimore play a laid-back brand of indie rock, and their recordings fall somewhere...

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Nightcralwer: King for a Day
Aug25

Nightcralwer: King for a Day

Since he’s a lifelong Valley resident — not to mention a veritable scene stalwart — one would think Jeff King would know his way around the area by now. The Crawler caught up with the journeyman musician to inquire about his recent radio appearance, however, and it appears he actually arrived at Springfield’s Rock 102 studio by way of Denver. “We get requests for John Denver quite a bit through the years, and somewhere along the way,...

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Task Masters: 10 apps for lazy people that someone should invent

Dirty dishes piling up? There’s an app for that. Handy, the home-cleaning service, lets you summon a freelance cleaning crew (or a gardener, or a handyman) at the push of a button. The NYC-based company, which turned three in July, is valued at half a billion dollars. Welcome to the “1099 economy,” where independent contractors are finally meeting lazy people halfway (well, maybe more than halfway). Some call Handy the “Uber of...

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Pop-Up Foodie Paradise: A Night With the Hush and Proper, the area’s newest travelling dinner service
Aug25

Pop-Up Foodie Paradise: A Night With the Hush and Proper, the area’s newest travelling dinner service

The saloon doors swing open, and Emily Pichette steps into the small kitchen of the Foundry in Northampton. A wave of sound follows her from the dining room: murmuring, laughter, and clinking glasses. “Are we ready for the first course?” she asks. The staff turns to Brendan Walker, who stands in front of a large metal refrigerator, his arms folded loosely in front of him. Walker, 26, glances around the kitchen through his thick frame...

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Grand Band Slam Top 4 Finalists Announced!
Aug25
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