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The Big Short’ sells out big banks’ behavior

February 25, 2016

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“The Big Short” is a whirlwind of numbers, huge amounts of money, financial terminology and raging testosterone.The premise of the film is simple: it explains how the 2008 financial crisis occurred, introduces the men who predi...

‘Carol’ crosses social barriers but misses nomination

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews, Uncategorized

Abeautiful and sensual love story between two women is making waves this Academy Award season.Set in 1952 in New York City, “Carol” begins when Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) and Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) meet in a depar...

Fleming pops with newest art galleries

February 17, 2016

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Art has the ability to take the viewer to different places across space and time.In two new exhibits at the Fleming Museum, “Pop Art Prints” and “Samuel Bak: Survival and Memory,” viewers are taken to different eras.  While ...

Classical singer crafts a romantic Valentine’s Day

Greta Bjornson

February 12, 2016

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The Lane Concert Series has provided a romantic venue for Valentine’s Day dates for the past ten years. On Feb. 13, the Patricia O’Callaghan Trio will play the Valentine’s Day show at the UVM Recital Hall as p...

Kids color the campus

Kids color the campus

February 11, 2016

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‘Brooklyn’ follows familiar plot

February 10, 2016

Comedian doubles the fun for local comedy club

February 4, 2016

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Off-beat and off-the-cuff comedy was on full display at Vermont Comedy Club the weekend of Jan. 22. Canadian comedian Phil Hanley paid a visit to Burlington both Friday and Saturday night. Hanley’s set was equal parts written ...

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Film brings brutal past to bear

February 3, 2016

Bohjalian back in Burlington

Caroline Shea

January 27, 2016

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Last Thursday a bestselling author and Vermonter returned to his home state. On Jan. 21, Chris Bohjalian gave a reading and answered questions about his new novel, "The Guest Room," at the Fletcher Free Library.  Despite h...

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Funk band boils up Burly

January 26, 2016

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