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Comedy and controversy mingle in ‘Sausage Party’

Colin Kamphuis

September 8, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Childish humor, drugs and sex make “Sausage Party” a typical irreverent comedy. Seth Rogen’s depraved animation, “Sausage Party,” tells the story of anthropomorphic food in a grocery store. The groceries consider shoppers as gods who will take them to the “Great Beyond,” until they learn the horrifying truth. As...

Indie rock band discusses how to be human

September 4, 2016

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An indie quartet from Oxford, England has succeeded in creating an album that transforms somber and banal life experiences into groovy, harmonious songs. Glass Animals’ second album, “How to be a Human Being,” is a concept album focusing on a specific theme; in this case, human personalities.From raw percussion beats to hazy synt...

Netflix original series throws viewers back to the ’80s

Netflix original series throws viewers back to the ’80s

August 31, 2016

The Netflix original series “Stranger Things” was a surprise summer hit. The series is set in the 1980s and ...

Beyonce serves lemonade

Beyonce serves lemonade

May 6, 2016

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Or, if you’re Beyonce, you drop an unapologetic, guaranteed-cl...

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

May 4, 2016

Saturday was a sunny day filled with an abundance of body tie-dye, truffle fries, friends being e...

‘Huntsman:’ a good laugh

‘Huntsman:’ a good laugh

April 29, 2016

"The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is entertaining for all the wrong reasons.Despite the $170 million b...

Pike rewarded by Seth Rogen

Pike rewarded by Seth Rogen

April 27, 2016

To hear the deep-belly laugh of Seth Rogen reverberate through a cinema is a privilege not many receive...

Electronic duo creates electric atmosphere

Allie Osorno

April 22, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Higher Ground overflowed with love and EDM April 10. Big Gigantic, the EDM power duo consisting of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, took the stage on their most recent visit to Burlington. The sold out show left a ticket line stretching outside to the curb. While the lobby was crowded with teenagers being turned away fo...

Brazilian band rocks local venue

Brazilian band rocks local venue

April 21, 2016

A little known, but highly influential Brazilian psych-rock band took a pit stop at the Monkey House on ...

Untold stories displayed in local cafe

Untold stories displayed in local cafe

April 20, 2016

One local homeless shelter is attempting to change the community’s perception of homelessness...

Country biopic fails to impress

April 15, 2016

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Even without any prior knowledge of country music, this film is sure to disappoint.“I Saw the Light” is a biographical film depicting the rise and fall of the legendary musician Hank Williams.Williams overcame a number of challenges before reaching fame and widespread recognition during his lifetime.He was born into a poor fa...

Hamburger helper: mom’s favorite rapper?

Hamburger helper: mom’s favorite rapper?

April 13, 2016

The April Fools’ mixtape, “Watch the Stove” by Hamburger Helper fooled us all, garnering four million plays on Soundcloud in its first three days. And for good reason – it...

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