The Vermont Cynic

UVM theatre brings classic tale to the stage

UVM theatre brings classic tale to the stage

Sarah Robinson

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

An adaptation of Jane Austen’s acclaimed novel “Sense and Sensibility” is hitting the Royall Tyler Theater stage next week. The play, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill and directed at UVM by Natalie Battistone, tackles themes of love and devotion. Hamill transformed the famously dense novel...

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

Dust off the old brass goggles and lace up those leather boots––the Vermont Steampunk Expo is coming to Burlington. The expo, which starts this Saturday, will feature vendors, live music and a wide array of panels focused on steampunk, a genre of Victorian-inspired science fiction and alternate...

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Cynic Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Video games are one of my favorite pastimes, whether I want to have fun with friends or wind down after a rough exam. With Halloween coming up, I’ve compiled a list of games to try out between the spooky parties and candy binges. Make some popcorn, shut out the lights, put Spooky Scary Skeletons...

Acclaimed cartoonist unfolds path to fame

Acclaimed cartoonist unfolds path to fame

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Headliners

In the UVM Recital Hall, the blue light of an e-cigarette glowed against the dark of the stage. It brightened and diminished, mirroring the cadence of its user’s accent-inflected speech. Art Spiegelman sat in an armchair with his feet crossed. The suit vest and dress shirt he was wearing resembled...

Wu-Tang Clan’s storied saga survives on new album

Wu-Tang Clan’s storied saga survives on new album

Dhalia Maleh

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

It's time for mumble rappers like Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty to move over because Wu-Tang Clan is back. “Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues” is an album here to remind everyone who truly runs the rap game. Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group made up of MCs and DJs, began in the early ‘90s. RZA, the group's...

Student makes noise in Burly music scene

Student makes noise in Burly music scene

Allie O'Connor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

The Burlington music scene is an incredible environment for musicians, whether they are new bands just coming together or established solo acts. Behind a voice that frequents the downtown music scene lies an incredible passion for music emboldened by emotion, lyrical honesty and a trusty guitar. “There’s...

Local festival tackles social issues with film

Sarah Robinson

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

Burlington will once again be home to “the world’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival,” according to its website. The 32nd annual Vermont International Film Festival runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 29. “I think that part of the purpose of the film festival is to open people’s...

FallFest brings students and music together

FallFest brings students and music together

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

The last time the Patrick Gym was as filled with cheering crowds was during last spring’s March Madness tournament. But this Saturday, instead of erupting after a three-pointer, the crowd of students in the center roared for the strum of a guitar. FallFest, UVM Program Board’s annual first...

Rocktober starts at WRUV

Mason Haynes

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

This month will mark the debut of WRUV’s new event titled Rocktober. Inspired by last year’s March Radness, events director senior Tate Kamish and her team decided to help us cope with the post-summer blues by bringing us the essence of March Radness in the beginning of fall. March Radness...

BCA hosts annual show

BCA hosts annual show

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

As the recent hurricane season has shown us yet again, the environment is a powerful force. In the upcoming exhibit “Of Land and Local: Watershed,” Burlington City Arts highlights how this force plays out in the Vermont community with a special focus on water. This year’s exhibit is the...

FallFest lineup revealed

FallFest lineup revealed

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Previews

UVM has a long history of showcasing the voices and rhythms of both up-and-coming and well-established musicians. An affinity for live music seems to flow through Catamount veins. FallFest, an annual concert event that brings students and music together, will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Patrick...

Latino poet speaks at the Fleming

Sarah Robinson

October 5, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

It wasn’t the honks and shouts of the busy New York City streets that inspired the accomplished poet, it was the silence in between them. Poet Willie Perdomo read to a group of students, faculty and enthused admirers at UVM’s Fleming Museum from his collection of acclaimed poems Sept. 21 as an...

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