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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...

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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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‘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...

A collection of graffiti tags are found on the side of a staircase in downtown Burlington April 8.

‘Freedom and anonymity:’ The social acceptability of Burlington street art

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2021

It is hard to miss the delightful auras of chaos gracing Burlington rooftops, alleyways and dumpsters, but even harder to cease the flow of controversial expression.  There has long been a distaste...

Nullhegan’s Emma Downie and Ben Collins, both juniors, stand on College street April 11.

The overwhelming freedom of Nullhegan

Connor Adams, Culture Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Gutsy guitars and soaring vocals hypnotized audience members as juniors Ben Collins and Emma Downie of music duo Nullhegan rocked out in Brennan’s Pub. Nulhegan is a mix of blues, jazz and classic...

Sophomore Matteo Luban plays his Japanese Fender Stratocaster guitar April 2.

Matteo Luban on new single ‘Disarray,’ isolation and inspiration

Anna Kolosky, Assistant Culture Editor April 5, 2021

Bossa nova beats melt together with dancey vibes and guitar riffs in senior Matteo Luban’s most recent song, “Disarray.”  While the title suggests disharmony, Luban’s musical talent and inspirations...

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