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Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

June 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge when the noise started. Hundreds of baffled festival-goers watched her engage in a Malcolm X-dedicated spoken-word performance while a strange, silent short film from 1930 called “Hell-B...

New England music festival to return for fifth year

New England music festival to return for fifth year

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

May 19, 2018


Filed under Arts

This Memorial Day weekend, the Calling returns. Music festival Boston Calling will return for its fifth year and ninth season Friday, May 25 and will last through Sunday, May 27. The festival will be held at the Harvard Athletic Complex, where a lineup of over fifty international, acclaimed and upc...

Best of UVM

Best of UVM

Culture Staff

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Campus Life, Culture, Life

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best Dining Hall: Redstone - Located in Simpson Hall, Redstone Unlimited Dining offers several differ...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Life, Life Regular

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best Music Venue: Radio Bean - This self-described “bohemian utopia” features live music from bot...

24 hours in Burlington

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Life, Life Regular

Welcome to Burlington! You won’t be disappointed with your choice of college location. Vermont’s queen city was selected as the No. 1 college town in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2013. Burlington hosts innovative restaurants, excellent shopping on Church Street, and a thriving music an...

Grab a mat and keep your pj’s on, it’s time for home yoga

Grab a mat and keep your pj’s on, it’s time for home yoga

Anna Power, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Getting to a yoga class can be difficult. It costs money, it’s far away and classes are limited to specific times. One alternative to studio classes is practicing at home. Senior Haley Creamer, a neuroscience major and yoga teacher, finds yoga helps her interdisciplinary learning, she said. ...

Sips and Scents: Brothers invent aromas in magical cocktail experience

Sips and Scents: Brothers invent aromas in magical cocktail experience

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Most laboratories smell like chemicals, but two brothers are spinning scents of morning coffee, rain on concrete and the ocean air in their magical lab. This is what drove brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski to establish Alice & The Magician cocktail apothecary in 2015, they said. “Everything ...

L/L community puts on annual festival

L/L community puts on annual festival

Izzy Seidman, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

On one of the first true days of spring, a residential community brought student artists into the light for the annual Furious Festival. “We’re not used to playing in the light,” said junior Caroline Franks, guitarist for Father Figuer, one of the bands that performed during the festival...

Culture staff recommends: TV shows

Culture staff recommends: TV shows

Culture Staff

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

In the final weeks of the semester, you may need to take a mental health break from studying. The Culture section recommends five TV shows you can stream online right now.   “The Great British Baking Show” Keely Lyons’ pick Pastels, pastries and whimsy are the centerpieces of this drama...

New fashion magazine inspires activism

New fashion magazine inspires activism

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

The Mt. Mansfield Room became part craft fair, part thrift store in honor of Earth Week. UVM Program Board and CARI magazine hosted a sustainable fashion show at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Davis Center. The fashion magazine was started by junior Naydeline Mejia and sophomore Amelia Dodds in Ja...

Rain doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Rain doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

Glitter-covered UVM Program Board members scanned tickets as the crowd filed in to Jeffords parking lot. SpringFest 2018 started at 2 p.m. April 28. It was sixty-five degrees and sunny as a sea of students milled around the stage.   They waited in anticipation for Adventure Dog, UPB’s ...

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Allie O'Connor, Culture Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

My ears were ringing the moment the credits rolled, a distant hum that stayed with me as I caught the late-night bus back to campus. Though I’d seen the movie with friends, the feeling of isolation and fear throughout the film stuck with me. It wasn’t the jarring scares or the sight of bloody monsters t...

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