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Boys Cruise brings more than music

Boys Cruise brings more than music

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

The four members of Boys Cruise knocked one another to the floor and kicked in synchrony as they performed songs from their first album, “Jerry.” Sophomores Jake Flaherty, Joey Krouse, Jackson Halus and Jake Moran go by their stage names Johnny Clarke, Joey Rolo, Jack Parker and Jake Scott, resp...

“Joker” evokes sympathy for the ultimate anti-hero

“Joker” evokes sympathy for the ultimate anti-hero

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist

October 25, 2019

A roar of laughter erupts from a dimly lit comedy club. As the comedian sets up the next joke, one distinct high-pitched cackle inappropriately isolates itself from the crowd.  This sad and lonely man with no sense of humor is soon to become known as the infamous villain, the Joker. The movie “...

Behind the scenes of Fallfest’s lineup

Behind the scenes of Fallfest’s lineup

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Princess Nostalgia, 99 Neighbors and Coast Modern have already left the stage of FallFest 2019, but there’s more to these performers than the set they gave on Saturday. Coast Modern, a duo hailing from the West Coast, consists of members Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp. The duo said they were excite...

Literary magazine hosts reading at downtown venue

Literary magazine hosts reading at downtown venue

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Student poets walked onto the stage, stood straight in front of the glitzy golden curtain, faced the audience and began to speak.  Light Club Lamp Shop hosted a poetry reading evening Oct. 14. The Gist, UVM’s literary arts magazine, was the featured act for students to share their poetry with the great...

Newest “Big Mouth” season answers the questions you’re afraid to ask

Newest “Big Mouth” season answers the questions you’re afraid to ask

Emma Shapera, Culture Columnist

October 20, 2019

I think it’s safe to say that getting older never stops being terrifying, but as college students we have maybe half our shit figured out.  Thankfully, your favorite animated middle school squad is back. Netflix’s original series “Big Mouth” is back to keep answering the questions we still might be too afraid to ask about sexuality and growing up.  “Big M...

Classical duo strikes a chord at UVM

Classical duo strikes a chord at UVM

Sophia Duplin, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

As musicians tuned their instruments, classical music lovers and Lane Series regulars filed in for an unforgettable performance.  Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Simone Dinnerstein performed Oct. 11 in the UVM Recital Hall.  As part of the Lane Series, a Friday night concert series presented by UVM , the c...

The good, the bad and the “meh” of “Love, Death & Robots”

The good, the bad and the “meh” of “Love, Death & Robots”

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

October 17, 2019

There are not many corners of the entertainment industry where you can find intelligent yogurt, living piles of garbage, ancient hallucinogenic fish, cyborg gangs and a healthy dose of nihilism all wrapped up neatly into one series. However, in a recent short form, mostly animated series, Netflix ...

Noah Kahan comes home to Higher Ground

Noah Kahan comes home to Higher Ground

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The background music cut out as colorful lights illuminated the picturesque mountain set on stage while friends and fans cheered.  Vermont native Noah Kahan performed Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 at South Burlington’s popular music venue, Higher Ground. The performance was apart of the North American tour fo...

Burlington ghostwalk: two culture writers’ critiques

Burlington ghostwalk: two culture writers’ critiques

Marjorie McWilliams and Cyrus Oswald

October 11, 2019

Educational and Fun Marjorie McWilliams A bright orange ribbon around a black hat and a floor length cape completed the mysterious aura of Thea Lewis on a chilly Burlington night.  Lewis has led Queen City Ghostwalk for 17 years and it shows. “I’ve been scaring up history in Burlington si...

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Anya Kauffman

October 8, 2019

UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is putting on two fall plays, one that is an all-female cast, and one that is a mostly male cast.  Premiering Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5-6 at 2 p.m., will be “The Wolves,” followed by “The Normal Heart,” running Nov. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 9-10 at 2 p.m. “The...

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity

Connor Adams, Culture Columnist

October 5, 2019

“House of Sugar” has potential to be a solid album, but track after track it fails to deliver. Alex G has been an indie superstar from his humble beginnings on bandcamp to collaborations with Frank Ocean. Even with his impressive fan base and incredible debut, more recently he has only released albu...

Kroll’s nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Kroll’s nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Umbrellaed by a glittering marquee, chatty friends and focused ushers loitering in a high-traffic lobby were all ready to laugh at anyone’s expense. Comedian Nick Kroll’s Sept. 26 stop at Burlington’s Flynn Theater on his “Middle Aged Boy Tour” centered around off-color adulting, precari...

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