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lester bangs

Wednesday, September 9, 201509/09/2015

Required Rock Reading List: Lester Bangs

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Dr. Steve Waksman, the Professor of Music & American Studies at Smith College, on one of the most iconic rock…


Tuesday, September 8, 201509/08/2015

Heavy Petting: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road on a 3D Printed Leg?

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Dr. Steve from Sunderland Animal Hospital on new technology’s answer to an age old question.


Friday, September 4, 201509/04/2015

Wine Snob: Last Blast At Captain Jack’s

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And this time we didn’t really drink any Sauvignon blanc. (monte-audio): Play in new window | Download

hendrix book

Friday, September 4, 201509/04/2015

Required Rock Reading List: Charles Shaar Murray ‘Crosstown Traffic’

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Dr. Steve Waksman, the Dr. of Rock, from Smith College with a look at a meta-biography of Jimi Hendrix.…

ellen willis books

Thursday, September 3, 201509/03/2015

Required Rock Reading List: The Works of Ellen Willis

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An early rock writer finally getting her due? Dr. Steve Waksman, Smith College’s Dr. of Rock, on one of the…


Thursday, September 3, 201509/03/2015

Required Rock Reading List: Greil Marcus ‘Mystery Train’

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Dr. Steve Waksman, Smith College’s Dr. of Rock, on one of the first and most important rock history books of…


Friday, August 28, 201508/28/2015

Wine Snob: Yo ho ho & a bottle of rum

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Goslings and Kirk & Sweeney and Dark & Stormy and black mojitos! (monte-audio): Play in new window | Download

Steve Westfield and Beige doing Sound of Music. Photo: Dave Madeloni

Thursday, August 27, 201508/27/2015

Transperformance 2015: A Look At The Movies

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The Northampton Arts Council’s annual event was (in movie reviewing terminology) a ‘Tour de Force’. And somehow, the Gazette skipped…


Wednesday, August 26, 201508/26/2015

Stop Looking at This On Your Phone (If You’re Driving)!

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Amanda Drane from The Valley Advocate on the staggering statistics on texting related traffic deaths. (monte-audio): Play in new…

emily brewster 2

Wednesday, August 26, 201508/26/2015

Word Nerd: And Her Prodigy Progeny

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Young Theo, Emily Brewster,┬áResident Wordster from Merriam-Webster’s offspring, comes up with his own words. Will they get in the dictionary?…

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