The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Culture Staff Recommends: What to do while procrastinating studying for finals

Culture Staff May 3, 2022

Watch “Russian Doll” – Anna Berg “Russian Doll” is a mind-bending show that goes far beyond your typical time travel story, and Netflix released a second season April 20. The series stars...

Higher Ground on Williston Road in South Burlington.

UVM band shares spot as opener for “Love, Kelly” concert

Alicia Wolfram, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2022

UVM band Blu Pak and Castleton singer Tyler Serrani will open for the April 16 “Love, Kelly” hip-hop show after tying in an Instagram competition, said Kelly Butts-Spirito, independent music video...

Dark Goddess: Rethinking the Sacred Feminine

Dark Goddess: Rethinking the Sacred Feminine

Anna Berg, Culture Staff Writer April 11, 2022

In her latest photography exhibition, Vermont-based artist Shanta Lee Gander rethinks the Sacred Feminine and the male gaze through a collaboration between artist, model and museum. “Dark Goddess:...

Sophomore Jordan Barbour, first year Spencer Cook, junior Taylor Slonaker, first year Katie Ovitt, and first year Abbie Hazelton (left to right), during their performance of “The Origin of Annoyance” by Evan Dodge, a first year.

Students direct and perform plays at Fringe Fest

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer April 5, 2022

As the chandeliers in Ira Allen Chapel dimmed, colorful lights lit the stage for an evening of performances by the University Players. The University Players, a student-run theater club, began preparing...

McAuley Kart singer Kaia Jefferson, a sophomore, sings during their set April 1.

Meet the Battle of the Bands finalists

April 4, 2022

After three preliminary rounds, an eclectic group of four bands battled it out for the opportunity open for this year’s SpringFest. The Battle of the Bands is an annual event hosted by the UVM Program...

Photo Illustration: Sophomore Symoad Frolick’s art spans a table on Feb. 12. Frolick works as an apprentice at Imperial Tattoo Company.

Sophomore splits time between class and tattooing

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Sophomore Symoad Frolik works to balance her life as a UVM student and tattoo apprentice. Frolik got a tattoo at Imperial Tattoo Company in Burlington in August. After expressing her interest in tattooing...

Burlington-based blues band All Night Boogie Band performed at Arts Riot on Jan. 28. Members include lead singer senior Jessica Leone, UConn graduate guitarist Brandon Casey, keyboardist senior Van Garrison, drummer senior Zach Santos and bassist sophomore Bruno John.

All Night Boogie Bands brings blues to Burlington

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer February 2, 2022

Young ears meet old souls in All Night Boogie Band as the group brings a fresh sound to the Burlington music scene.    2021 University of Connecticut graduate, songwriter and guitarist for All Night...

Euphoria: are you seeing what I’m seeing?

Euphoria: are you seeing what I’m seeing?

Shayla Blair, Culture Staff Writer January 26, 2022

HBO's latest teen drama is a provocative portrayal of adolescents that captured the attention of the internet through its shock value. “Euphoria” returned for its second season Jan. 9 of this year...

Zabby & Elfs Stone Soup sits at 211 College St. on a cold evening on Jan. 22.

Stone Soup serves food and conversation for workers and patrons alike

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer January 25, 2022

Cooks converse with customers, scooping dishes from a steaming buffet while cheerful chatter wafts across the dining room.  Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup, named after owners Avery Rifkin “Zabby”...

Culture Staff Recommends: Your sex playlist

Culture Staff Recommends: Your sex playlist

Culture Staff December 8, 2021

“ANTI” by Rihanna - Sophia Venturo There is nothing and no one sexier than Rihanna, and her 2016 record “ANTI” is nothing short of beloved. Packed with radio hits like “Needed Me” edged...

Wenzdae’s illustration for the Ed Sheeran album review.

Ed Sheeran warns against pining for the future

Laura Meyer, Culture Staff Writer November 30, 2021

The lover of math symbols, Ed Sheeran, released his fourth full-length studio album, “=” Oct. 29. Sheeran does not stray from his well-known pop and soft rock tones on “=.” The songs range from...

Wes Anderson delivers eulogy to print newspapers

Wes Anderson delivers eulogy to print newspapers

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer November 17, 2021

Wes Anderson’s new movie, “The French Dispatch,” premiered at the Roxy Cinema Nov. 5. Anderson described the film as “a love letter to journalists” and was inspired by the New Yorker, according...

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