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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

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...

The Cynic reimagined: New Yorker covers

The Cynic reimagined: New Yorker covers

November 12, 2021

In an effort to mimic the illustrative cover styles of the New Yorker, the Cynic asked its staff illustrators to capture their version of UVM in one piece.   These cover pieces reimagine the...

Artist Shanta Lee Gander speaks to a crowd in the Fleming Museum Nov. 5. Gander gives a  lecture on issues of restitution.

Artists and scholars discuss problematic legacies of museums

Natalia Stamatatos, Culture Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Academics gathered in the Fleming Museum to discuss the problematic legacies of the artworks that hung on the walls around them. On Nov. 4, a three-day conference opened in the Fleming Museum called...

Senior Will Sturcke sits on a dock with his guitar.

Moondogs defines their sound with debut record

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer November 5, 2021

A psychedelic backdrop and voices melting in the heat of emotion: it’s Moondogs. Moondogs’ debut album “ACiD TeST” was released on Oct. 19. Moondogs is a Burlington based band led by senior Will...

Culture staff recommends: Spooky edition

Culture staff recommends: Spooky edition

Culture Staff October 21, 2021

Bridget Mackie - "Midnight Mass" From the creator of Netflix horror series “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Haunting of Bly Manor” comes a new series, “Midnight Mass.” The show focuses...

Alyx the Magician wraps up a performance on Church Street.

Street performers bring heart to commerce sector

Becca Olshan, Culture Staff Writer October 14, 2021

It’s a crisp autumn afternoon and Church Street is alive with tourists and townies alike. Throughout fall weekends, Church Street comes to life with a variety of performances, ranging from magic shows...

A complex woman falls flat in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

A complex woman falls flat in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer October 13, 2021

Add one more to the list of one-dimensional female movie characters. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” which opened at Roxy Cinemas Sept. 24, explores the life of Tammy Faye Bakker who is portrayed by Jessica...

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Liz Cooper brings “Hot Sass” home to Burlington

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor October 4, 2021

Illusory soundscapes and hot lights swept over the mossy rafters and rumbling crowd. Folk-rock artist Liz Cooper performed her new record “Hot Sass” at Higher Ground with supporting act New Madrid...

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Jam scene returns to Burlington

Max Gerlach, Culture Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Alongside the nostalgic crunching of fallen leaves and the soft whistling wind, this autumn hosts another exciting sound. From basements, to bars, to backyards, Burlington’s live music is back and...

Drag queens empower audience in Winooski

Drag queens empower audience in Winooski

Eamon Dunn, Culture Staff Writer September 21, 2021

Last Friday joy pulsed in Monkey House as if from a beating heart.  In honor of Burlington pride month, Winooski’s Monkey House hosted “Untapped: a Night of Drag and Burly-Q”on Friday, Sept....

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