The Vermont Cynic

Local poets inspire students to experience UVM arts

Local poets inspire students to experience UVM arts

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

16 hours ago

First year Keira Subanas said her world opened up when she attended the reading.  The evening of Sept.12, the Painted Word Poetry Series was hosted in Fleming Museum. The event featured two published poets: Burlington native Sue Burton and former UVM student Sara London. “I never really th...

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” sets this autumn’s mood

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” sets this autumn’s mood

Sophie Venturo, Staff Writer

1 day ago

Look no further for the complement to your full-stop fall melancholy.  On her sixth studio album “Norman Fucking Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey is born again from the ashes of reckless abandonment and offers a meditation on her life through stripped down production, gentle piano and guitar driven melod...

Otis attracts UVM students

Otis attracts UVM students

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

2 days ago

Among the abundance of beanies and flannels was a large group of UVM students able to put their affinity for the outdoors to good use. Attendees made their way up the mountains in Elizabethtown, New York to set up their camping gear. On Sept. 6 to 8, students from surrounding colleges as we...

Minority gamers deserve a voice

Minority gamers deserve a voice

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

6 days ago

I love the gaming community, I really do. I think it’s full of amazing people who are able to appreciate innovative games and experiences.  I’ve made lifelong friends with fellow gamers through our shared passion for video games. However, it has been made abundantly clear that most of the ...

A musician’s necessary hiatus causes fan heartbreak

A musician’s necessary hiatus causes fan heartbreak

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 12, 2019

I’m in mourning. Grief, loneliness and isolation surround me. Why, you ask? Mitski has deleted all her social media accounts and announced an “indefinite” break from touring. In reference to a Sept. 7 concert in New York City, Mitski tweeted: “This will be my last show indefinitely, and I...

VT organizers prep for Pride

VT organizers prep for Pride

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

As leaves change and summer turns to fall, Church street transforms into a colorful display of love and acceptance.  Pride Week will occur the week of Aug 31 to Sep. 8. The UVM Pride parade celebrates LGBT rights gained through resistance by marching through Church Street to Battery Park in Burlington.  The UVM Prism Center...

Student releases book of poetry

Student releases book of poetry

Sarah Robinson, Culture editor

September 1, 2019

The poet sat in a vegan bakery, Kneads, in the North End. The blank walls contrasted the color of her newly published book sitting on the table. Junior Harmony Edosomwan published a book of poetry in May through Amazon’s self-publishing service.  The book, titled “Sad Black Girl,” is ...

Mike Birbiglia to perform at Labor Day comedy show

Mike Birbiglia to perform at Labor Day comedy show

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

This year’s Labor Day Comedy show features Mike Birbiglia, an American writer, producer, director, actor and, most importantly, stand-up comedian.  The show takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.  The UVM Program Board plans a comedy show every year for labor day weekend. Pa...

Review: Lake Street Dive shines at sold-out show

Review: Lake Street Dive shines at sold-out show

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

July 30, 2019

When I found out I was attending the sold-out Lake Street Dive concert on July 25 at Burlington’s Waterfront Park, I gasped so loudly that my coworkers stared at me. I didn’t let out my breath until the show was over.  As I rode down College Street from work to the show, I saw the full scale of what ...

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

Light chatter echoed in the marble halls of the Fleming Museum as audience members trickled in, but the sound diminished as the rhythm of poetry filled the room. Both UVM students and Burlington residents came to see Matt Miller perform his original poetry as part of the Painted Word Poetry Series ...

Alumni host Winooski’s music festival for ninth year

Alumni host Winooski’s music festival for ninth year

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

May 1, 2019

For one weekend each year, the neighboring city of Winooski transforms into a celebration of music, art, literature and more. The festival is the brainchild of former UVM students. Waking Windows is an annual music festival in Winooski created by Paddy Reagan ‘04 and former student Nick Mavodon...

The art of lighting up

The art of lighting up

Keely Lyons, Senior Staff Writer

April 27, 2019

Bongs, hookahs and bowls of every color and style adorn the Bern Gallery, a local smoke shop on Main Street. Large and artful pieces that can cost up to thousands of dollars sit near the front of the store. Glass gargoyles and dragons sit on display in the shop. The Bern Gallery was opened...

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