The Vermont Cynic

Solo album inspires criticism

February 24, 2015

Important music, the kind that inspires and excites listeners, isn’t easily achieved.“Policy,” the first solo album by Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, brother of frontman Win Butler, is trying very...

‘Her’ takes top honor

January 14, 2014

Around 70 minutes into Spike Jonze's "Her," two principal characters have sex for the first time.  It's an intense rush of feeling, full of desire, surprise and instinct. The movie fades to black...

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