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‘If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook…’

‘If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook…’

Amaris Torres Connector Staff In 2014, screens across the world were graced with a phenomenal horror film titled “The Babadook.” Produced and filmed in Australia and shown at the Sundance Film Festival, this film has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for a number of awards since its release. It has received an outstanding

Lockhart to Lowell: An interview with the Boston Pops’ conductor

(Photo courtesy of Stu Rosner) Regina Alongi Connector Editor “I don’t listen to music,” Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart disclosed in an interview with The Connector. “I listen to music all the time for work and the last thing I want to hear is more music!” Naturally, when your full-time job is studying music, why

Opinion: How ‘Street Fighter 5’ proves that console exclusives are dumb

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff  Disclaimer: This article is in response to information leaked from Capcom on Dec. 5 regarding the reveal of “Street Fighter 5,” which will have happened by the time this article is published. As such, some of the information given may be subject to change, though I feel that the discussion this

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Spelunky’

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff ‘Spelunky’ holds a very special place in my memory for being the first true indie game I’ve ever played. I first played the game back when the free version of the game was circling the internet (Note: The legitimately free version, not a pirated copy) and I loved everything about it,

A helpless nightmare you want to keep playing: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

Greg Celona Connector Contributor Have you ever had one of those nightmares where you know something is chasing you, but you have no power to move or elude the inevitable terror? Now, have you ever had one of those situations that you wanted to keep going through over and over? That is what the indie

‘Shady XV’ review

Andrew Haverty Connector Contributor Since the release of “The Slim Shady LP” in 1999, Shady Records has spent the majority of its existence at the top of the charts with only six out of the 22 major studio releases not reaching Platinum status. With the release of “Shady XV,” Shady Records celebrates its past success

Pokémon ‘Ruby’ and ‘Sapphire’ get a new shine

Dan Medeiros Connector Staff “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are Game Freak’s second pairing of games released in the sixth generation of Pokémon, following their 2013 releases, “Pokémon X” and “Y.” “Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are remakes of the Gameboy Advance’s “Pokémon Ruby” and “Sapphire,” bringing the 11-year-old games from their 2D sprite

WUML Dance For Tots 2014 this Friday, Dec. 5

LOWELL − In planning their biggest show of the year, WUML has decided to rebrand this year’s “Rock for Tots” show as an EDM show. “Rock for Tots,” which benefits local charities for the holidays, is being rebranded as “Dance for Tots,” hosting a wide array of EDM artists. The show, which will be on

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