The Mead Art Museum opened up three new exhibits featuring Asian art on Friday, Feb. 5, marking the first time the Mead has ever simultaneously featured three Asian art exhibits. The exhibits are a collection of Japanese prints called “Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan,” an exhibit on 20th-century Japanese history in “Fifty Years of Showa Japan: The photography of Kageyama Koyo,” and a collection of miniatures in the exhibit “Gods, Kings, and Lovers: Paintings from Courtly India.”

As World War II wrecks continental Europe and spreads throughout the Pacific, a ragtag group of British mathematicians, logicians, cryptographers and linguists stands around a clicking machine each day trying to crack a Nazi code. When it hits midnight, the Nazis change the code’s key and the code-breakers’ work for the day day is rendered useless. The next morning, they start again.

The Powerhouse will host an art exhibition this Wednesday, Dec. 3, called “Celebrating Herstory: A Celebration of Art For and By Women,” featuring female student artists from the Five College Consortium. The student-curated project aims to showcase both young local artists and the Powerhouse as a new gallery space.

The Mead Art Museum showcased two of its newest exhibitions on Oct.

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra opened its season on Saturday, Sept. 27 with a fresh and inspiring performance. The season preview concert, dedicated to the Amherst class of 2018, was titled “Vienna: City of Music, City of Dreams” and directed by Mark Swanson.

Good books are apt to attract a lot of press attention, and books with dramatic titles and beloved subjects are even likelier attention-grabbers. Professor of French and European Studies Ronald C. Rosbottom’s recent book “When Paris Went Dark” is no exception.