Where big ideas and a small town collide.
Issue No. 4 - Winter 2015
February 05, 2015 01:49 PM PST
FROM THE EDITOR
ARCHITECTURE Brutalism apologist Max Page makes the case for ugly buildings.
SEX Local sex therapist Margery Noel answers the questions you’ve been carrying around for way, way too long.
HORROR Seng Ty survived the Khmer Rouge. Then he arrived in Amherst.
AND YOU THOUGHT CSAS COULD SAVE US Pete McLean explains what comes next in the food revolution.
HOW TO WEAR PINK WHEN YOU’RE SHORT Kathy Aidala is a female in physics. Which is bad enough. She’s also 5’ tall—which might actually be worse.
THE ANNUAL AMHERST LIVE POETRY PRIZE
October 23, 2014 06:56 AM PDT
FROM THE EDITOR
Aeronautics Please don’t bomb us! Sgt. Andrew Briscoe, of Westover Air Force Base, demystifies that noisy breadloaf of the skies, the C5.
Education Barbara Madeloni, newly elected president of the MA Teachers Association and Big Ed’s worst nightmare, redraws the battle lines in the fight for public education.
Musical Interlude Local music prodigies The Radio On Mute.
Over the Notch Lisa Amato quit her job. Because sometimes fighting oppression and inequity is just too hard.
Amherst Live is the new live magazine show bringing you news and insight, ideas and inspiration, from the heart of one small town. Produced by professionals, performed by rank amateurs, each quarterly show collects the best in local politics, poetry, nature, and music—together with two terse but edgy talks that will change the way you view the town you thought you knew.
This show was inspired by the people who live here: an extraordinary amalgam of poets and writers, farmers and ag people, students and retirees, professors and basement techies, and diverse ethinic communities.
Ultimately, the richness that one finds here is simply too great to leave untapped. By pairing members of our community with a team of media professionals, our hope is to help make the town of Amherst newly available to itself, and enable every one of us to benefit from our collective experience.
We see this as a kind of municipal service: a sensible, pragmatic way to make the most of living here. Which is why we aspire to offer Amherst Live on a quarterly basis, so that your own town will forever be revealing itself to you, and so you will always have a place where you can go to meet your neighbors, and kick around some cool ideas.
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