The Vermont Cynic

Senior Cole Thorton poses inside the Cosmic Grind on Church street April 24.

Cynic Fit Check: Cole Thorton

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor May 7, 2021

Cole Thorton is a senior studio art major and barista at the Cosmic Grind on Church St. You can find Thorton’s art on his Instagram @swimsinink THE CYNIC: Describe your style. THORTON: I’ve been...

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Vermont movie theaters face reopening challenges

Emma Adams, Culture Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Many movie theaters, especially ones that are family-owned or local, have become haunting, life-sized playhouses emptied by economic turmoil. With social distancing restrictions lifting, movie theaters...

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Tall Travis & the Beanie Babies v. indie-folk formulas

Connor Adams, Culture Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Student band Tall Travis & the Beanie Babies released singles “Raw Milk is Medicine'' and “Rotoscope Me” April 14 on Youtube and Soundcloud.  Both singles immerse the listener within a cacophony...

Novel set in Vermont examines trauma, recovery and race

Novel set in Vermont examines trauma, recovery and race

Anna Kolosky, Assitant Culture Editor May 4, 2021

Written in lyrical, spell-binding prose, Katherine Forbes-Riley debut novel, “The Bobcat,” follows withdrawn art student Laurelie as she deals with the trauma of sexual assault. Set in Vermont, Laurelie...

'Areas and styles and perspective:' Balancing dance and technology

‘Areas and styles and perspective:’ Balancing dance and technology

Laura Meyer, Culture Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Dim lights highlighted projected videos and moving images illuminating the walls behind dance students as they performed their second in-class media and choreography study.  In the Contemporary IV...

Grappling with nostalgic and problematic legacies

Grappling with nostalgic and problematic legacies

Allie O'Connor, Culture Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Over a year and a half ago, I sat down to write a story about how I interact with content after its creator has been accused of abuse. The creator I mainly referenced passed away shortly before the...

Lily Seabird on single 'Bug' and debut album

Lily Seabird on single ‘Bug’ and debut album

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Imagine you’re a bug, scrambling through forests of grass as the feet of giants crush the ground around you. Your small world is revolving, twisting and turning as you try to make sense of it all, and...

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Students portray complicated emotions in ‘Dancing Uphill’

Emma Adams, Culture Staff Writer April 27, 2021

UVM’s dance program performed their annual showcase “Dancing Uphill” April 16 and 17. It was a dreamy portrayal of the emotions built up after a year of distance and disruption. The dancers wore...

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A look inside Cndypnt’s ‘skater boy chic’

Cyrus Oswald, Culture Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Bright pink letters spelling “Cndypnt” sit cleanly in the middle of a narrow storefront’s single front window. Behind the glass, carefully picked vintage t-shirts, pants and jackets sit on the racks. Cndypnt,...

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Natural hair and body expo promotes community and Black business

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Gold balloons spelling out “WOCC” bobbed around in the hallway leading into the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom, opening into a room full of joyful celebration.  UVM's Women of Color Coalition...

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‘The sound of freedom?’ Crowdsourced film examines impact of F-35s in Burlington

Mae Nagusky, Culture Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The opening shot of local filmmakers Patrick McCormack and Duane Peterson III’s film “Jet Line: Voices from the Flightpath” is a still shot of a misty, orange and green Vermont landscape, the deafening...

Winner of the Green and Gold Globes, sophomore Matt Haverty, stands in front of Williams Hall April 16.

Awards recap: The Green and Golden Globes

Evan Peck, Culture Staff Writer April 19, 2021

I tuned in on Saturday for UVMTV’s first annual Green and Gold Globes, where six student films competed for first place. The competition, hosted by junior and this year’s president, Daisy Powers, was...

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