The Vermont Cynic

Local festival tackles social issues with film

Sarah Robinson

4 days ago

Filed under Arts, Previews

Burlington will once again be home to “the world’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival,” according to its website.The 32nd annual Vermont International Film Festival runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 29.“I think that part of the purpose of the film festival is to open people’s minds and make them informed,”...

FallFest brings students and music together

FallFest brings students and music together

4 days ago

The last time the Patrick Gym was as filled with cheering crowds was during last spring’s March Madness...

Rocktober starts at WRUV

Mason Haynes

October 13, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

This month will mark the debut of WRUV’s new event titled Rocktober.Inspired by last year’s March Radness, events director senior Tate Kamish and her team decided to help us cope with the post-summer blues by bringing us the essence of March Radness in the beginning of fall.March Radness was a series of weekly...

BCA hosts annual show

BCA hosts annual show

October 12, 2017

As the recent hurricane season has shown us yet again, the environment is a powerful force.In the...

FallFest lineup revealed

FallFest lineup revealed

October 11, 2017

UVM has a long history of showcasing the voices and rhythms of both up-and-coming and well-established...

Latino poet speaks at the Fleming

Sarah Robinson

October 5, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

It wasn’t the honks and shouts of the busy New York City streets that inspired the accomplished poet, it was the silence in between them.Poet Willie Perdomo read to a group of students, faculty and enthused admirers at UVM’s Fleming Museum from his collection of acclaimed poems Sept. 21 as an installation of the Fleming’s...

Do Confederate monuments have artistic merit?

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

October 4, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

In recent months, Americans across the country have been questioning the definition of art and the purpose of monuments in our time.When UVM’s Black Students Union presented a list of of demands to President Tom Sullivan on Sept. 25, it caused this national conversation to come knocking at UVM’s door.Amongst t...

Theater department opens fall season

Carolyne Sandoval

October 4, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

“The Exonerated,” is a play telling the true story of six people wrongfully convicted of crimes and sentenced to death before the were found innocent.“The Exonerated” will run from Wednesday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 8, with performances at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday and two additional matinees on Sa...

“It” balances scares and laughs

Dahlia Maleh

September 30, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

I have seen my fair share of scary movies, but the 2017 movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “It” had something beyond the typical jump scares.The movie follows a hilarious group of boys in Derry, ME, who refer to themselves as the “Losers Club.” They try to find who, or what, is kidnapping their classmates...

Students to write and perform a play in a single day

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

Even with unlimited time, creating a play is an overwhelming task for most people. But, participants in this year’s Red Eye Drama festival have only 24 hours.The event will challenge small, randomly selected groups to write, direct and rehearse a 10-minute play, known as a “Red Eye 10,” all in just one day.UVM...

Museum brings on two new exhibits for fall

Brigitte Riordan

September 28, 2017

Filed under Arts, Previews

The Fleming Museum of Art will present two new exhibitions Sept. 26, one local and one from the other side of the world. “Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic,” will be an exhibition of “sacred objects from the Yoruba religion of West Africa, as well as Haitian Vodou, Cuban Santeria, Brazilian Candomble...

Readers and writers gather for local festival

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

September 26, 2017

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

As an English major, I am always looking for ways to further indulge my love of reading and writing.I found such indulgence at the 13th annual Burlington Book Festival.This festival was held at several locations downtown Sept. 15-17 and it was a celebration of all things literary, bringing writers and readers together....

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