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Coming-of-age novel examines cult lifestyle

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 16, 2017

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When it’s a cold and snowy Sunday, you need a good book to read. Despite its page count, “The Girls” by Emma Cline is the kind of novel so fast-paced and suspenseful it could be read in one, perfect snow day. Cline’s debut novel is a fictional coming-of-age story. It is based loosely on the Charles Manson cul...

Migos contribute to the culture

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

February 10, 2017

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Culture is an elusive term, one that many have seeked to define and understand. Between the dab and their latest hit “Bad and Boujee,” the role of Migos in pop culture is undeniable. A staple of the notorious Atlanta trap music scene, the group was first introduced to the mainstream world when Drake hopped on the rem...

Series return is fortunate event

Kim Henry, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

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Netflix is gaining ground in its steady lumber toward media domination with the release of its adaptation of the hit children’s saga, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The show follows the story of three orphans as they tumble through a series of guardians, evade a dastardly villain, and try to discover the truth ab...

R&B artist delivers female power on her first album

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

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Making music is the most effective outlet for personal expression, and a single lyric or melody often reveals a vivid profile of the artist themselves. With the recent release of her new album, titled “SweetSexySavage ” Jan. 27, up-and-coming R&B artist Kehlani Ashley Parrish, aka “Kehlani,” breaks down emotiona...

The return of the musical

Colin Kamphuis

January 27, 2017

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It’s rare today for a major Hollywood film to be a musical, although this was a popular genre in the 1930s and 1940s.   “La La Land” bucks this trend by recreating a movie the likes of which hasn’t graced the silver screen in 70 years.   “La La Land” is a modern musical in the style of Hollywood classics from a bygo...

Local Burlington author to release her debut novel

Bridget Higdon

January 21, 2017

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For many writers, inspiration is in the air all around them. This is certainly true for one local author whose world travels and diverse studies influenced her debut novel. Katherine Arden will be hosting a book talk about her first novel, “The Bear and the Nightingale,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Phoenix Books in Burlingt...

2000’s TV comedy returns

2000’s TV comedy returns

January 20, 2017

In the case of many movies and TV shows, the sequels and reboots that follow rarely live up to the qu...

New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

December 7, 2016

New Yorkers bustled and Model Ts chugged down the cobblestone streets of Manhattan in the fantasy fil...

Rap trio makes triumphant return

Rap trio makes triumphant return

December 6, 2016

Every ‘90s-loving hipster’s favorite rap group is back. After an 18-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Que...

Comedian records special in Burlington

Comedian records special in Burlington

November 18, 2016

Not only is this comedian hilarious, but he is philanthropic, generous, open-minded and holds close tie...

Hip-hop history tale gets down to business

Hip-hop history tale gets down to business

November 16, 2016

Calling all music lovers; Netflix just brought an era of music to television like never before. “T...

Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

Folk artist gets nostalgic in new project

November 3, 2016

An album about nostalgia, “Ape in Pink Marble,” leaves listeners longing for places they have never been to and people they have never met. “Ape ...

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