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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

Patrons mill around outside of ArtsRiot on Sept. 12.

ArtsRiot reopens and rebrands at Art Hop

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer September 20, 2021

As summer comes to a close, Burlington residents come together and celebrate the arts with lively exhibits and local food and music. The South End Arts District hosted the 29th annual Art Hop Sept....

Chaz Krouse ‘21 aka DJ Greyhound sits in his home studio Sept. 9.

House music for the house party: Burlington’s emerging DJ scene

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer September 14, 2021

In a college town notorious for amateur indie-rock, the thuds of bass-driven music spilling from basements of student apartments are changing the pace of nightlife.  Kicking overplayed hits and garage...

The Young Love Scene’s Gordon Goldsmith ‘03 poses for photos Sept. 2.

The Young Love Scene follows viral single with explorative debut record

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer September 8, 2021

The Young Love Scene’s debut LP, “Holy Punch,” delivers just what its title entails: a holy punch. The Young Love Scene is Gordon Goldsmith’s ‘03 solo project. The 36-year-old Burlington resident...

Culture Staff Recommends: Spring fever edition

Culture Staff Recommends: Spring fever edition

Culture Staff May 14, 2021

In this edition of Culture Staff Recommends, the culture writers share their entertainment picks that are pulling them through a gloomy spring and into another beautiful Burlington summer. Christa Guzmán...

Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues remains poignant 10 years after release

Fleet Foxes’ ‘Helplessness Blues’ remains poignant 10 years after release

Laura Clifford, Culture Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Brimmed with enchanting melodies, sweeping harmonies, and vast acoustics, Fleet Foxes’ 12 song masterpiece epitomizes everything that’s remarkable about the indie-folk genre.  Fleet Foxes’ triumphant,...

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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...

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...

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...

Students perform Five, choreographed by Jennilee Stocker at the Royal Tyler Theater April 17.

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...

Image source: Jet Line: Voices from the Flightpath

‘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...

TikTok, Travis Barker and the pop-punk revival

TikTok, Travis Barker and the pop-punk revival

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor April 16, 2021

If you hear two coughs in a row, and you automatically think of the lyrics, “I got your picture, I'm coming with you, dear Maria count me in,” you are a pop-punk kid.  Today, pop-punk makes many...

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