Category Archives: entertainment

Worcester will ring in 2018 with NYE bash

Jennifer Michaud

Although 35 years of tradition have come to a close with the shuttering of First Night Worcester, there will still be New Year’s Eve in the Woo, with a celebration hosted by  the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and Discover Central Massachusetts.

NowStreaming: P!NK / Prophets of Rage / St. Vincent

P!NK / Beautiful Trauma

Mike Wood

Yes, we still use the exclamation point rather than the “i” when we spell her name. That’s what 17 years of respect looks like, because P!nk is not just a color or a word: She is a force. And, as usual, P!nk pulls no punches and makes no apologies with her latest album Beautiful Trauma.

GameOn: Holiday Shopping List 2017

Jason Savio

It’s that time of the year again: holiday songs, holiday cheer and … video games! The holiday shopping season is when all the heavy hitters in the gaming world come out to play. You’ll see the biggest titles and the most anticipated releases lining store shelves this month, and they are all calling out for your hard earned money. But what is treasure and what is trash? Whether you’re looking for someone on your list or maybe just wanting to treat yourself ‑ in no particular order ‑ here’s a rundown of some of the most promising choices you can make.

PulseBooks: America’s complicated past, present and future

Kimberly Dunbar

I am never one to get political; in fact, I loathe politics. I come from the school of “Why can’t we all just get along?” Our country’s history is steeped in racial issues, and it seems like these issues are only worsening. I have stepped out of my comfort zone this month, shelving the chick lit, historical fiction and cookbooks in order to highlight two recent releases that might bring a little understanding and “food for thought” to those who read them. Perhaps we would all “get along” if we spent some time with other points of view and in other people’s shoes.

The Central Scene: December 2017

Events happening around Central Massachusetts this month.