The Vermont Cynic

Senior curates Winooski art show

Senior curates Winooski art show

Kelly Duggan, Staff Writer

3 days ago


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

Senior Mak Baker flipped through a sketchbook they filled with pen-and-ink drawings their time abroad in Denmark. Baker paused at a sketch of a classic Danish girl: blonde hair, blue eyes. “She knew I was drawing her, so I left,” Baker said. Beyond their studies as a studio art and psychological ...

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

4 days ago


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

The UVM theatre department puts a contemporary spin on an old classic. “Tartuffe” the second production of the semester, runs Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The play was originally written in 1664 by Moliere, a prominent French playwright. The play follows a wealthy family headed by Orgon who becomes ...

Rustic Roots welcomes all with comforts of brunch

Rustic Roots welcomes all with comforts of brunch

Sophie Avantaggio, Staff Writer

5 days ago


Filed under Culture, Life

I constantly find myself bored by the restaurant choices in Burlington, so I asked my dad, a food connoisseur, to help me find somewhere new. I think I may have found a new gem: Rustic Roots.   Located on the village green in Shelburne, Vermont, a mere 20 minutes from Burlington, Rustic Roots loo...

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

6 days ago


Filed under Arts, Culture

“This isn’t your typical lecture. It’s a party,” Donna Kaz said. With no preamble, she began to throw bananas into the crowd seated in the Fleming Museum’s Marble Court. The Fleming Museum hosted Kaz, a retired Guerrilla Girl, Oct. 30. The talk was titled “Push/Pushback — 9 Steps to Mak...

Student film showcase to raise money for Parkinson’s disease

Student film showcase to raise money for Parkinson’s disease

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Culture

Fjallraven will host a showcase of student-created outdoor films from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 9 at their store on Church Street. The event was organized by senior film major Peter Ackerman. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The foundation, which is the largest non-pr...

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Monroe Cromis Another year, another Halloween, another excuse to go home, shut off the lights, sit yourself down in front of your TV and break out some spooky video games. You’ve just survived midterms, so why not subject yourself to more emotional terror? Here’s a list of recommendations...

Art used a activism in Feverish parade

Art used a activism in Feverish parade

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

sPassersby watched in awe as a parade of people sang and danced their way up Church Street.  Dancers moved in time to the church bells ringing while others sang and held banners. The parade was the opening event for the Feverish World Conference, a symposium focused on bringing the Burlington commu...

Student art on display in new Brennan’s Art Space

Student art on display in new Brennan’s Art Space

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Culture

Amongst the bookshelves, couches and chairs in the Brennan’s Book Nook, paintings by Kristin Richland, a Vermont artist, hang in the bright lighting. This display is part of the inaugural Brennan’s Art Space, a space intended for student artists to showcase their work for a semester. The space...

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

“Mo Bamba” was playing in the background as skiers and snowboarders alike came down the miniature trick park set up on Trinity campus. Dawn of the Shred X: the Human SENDipiede rail jam, hosted by the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club, took place Oct. 25.  There were 44 hours filled with sho...

Where’s the old Kanye? He’s where music and politics intersect

Where’s the old Kanye? He’s where music and politics intersect

Sarah Robinson, Culture Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture

Holly Coughlan In 2002, a Chicago producer got in a car accident that left his jaw wired shut. The single resulting from this injury, “Through the Wire,” is featured on his debut album, “The College Dropout,” which eventually went certified triple platinum. The producer rose to fame quickly in the rap world n...

“Friends” Nepali restaurant makes you feel like family

Amanda Anderson, Staff Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

Alek Fleury On the day the first snowflakes were spotted in Burlington, the sky was gray and the 38-degree wind whipped through the autumn colored trees. I had not ventured out all day and was feeling crabby. All that changed when I stepped foot inside Friends Nepali Restaurant. Located at 212 Main St. in...

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Kassondra Little and Genevieve Winn

October 30, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Culture

Jae Baker ’17 saw breakdancing for the first time in a movie trailer when he was a kid, he said. “I remember it was a headslide, and I just thought that was so cool,” he said. “I had to learn how to do it,”  Baker, from Albany, NY, graduated from UVM with a degree in French and a minor ...

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