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Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success

Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I’ve seen a lot of Spider-Man movies. Probably one too many Spider-Man movies. After a while, they kind of bleed together. Sophie Spencer That being said, Tobey Maguire was not a bad Spider-Man. Neither was Andrew Garfield. Tom Holland appears to be a youthful, hilarious mix of a great Spider-Man and a great Peter Parker, with future movies ...

We should all listen to more multilingual pop music

We should all listen to more multilingual pop music

Sarah Robinson, Culture Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Lili Traviato The use of Spanish in American music has, until recently, only appeared sparingly in music’s top charts.   This is despite there being 40.5 million Spanish speakers in the U.S, according to a March 2018 CNN article. Cardi B’s song “I Like It” featuring Puerto Rican rappe...

Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

There’s so much a student can do to get involved in the music scene at UVM and in Burlington that it might be intimidating for those who don’t quite know where to begin. While the campus is well known for fostering a creative environment, getting started in the music scene isn’t always easy. H...

“Wildlife:” a sturdy directorial debut

“Wildlife:” a sturdy directorial debut

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Sophie Spencer Welcome to Great Falls, Montana, 1960. A wildfire rages across the forested Rockies, just at the edge of the small town caught between two eras of mid-century America. This is the set up for actor Paul Dano’s (“Little Miss Sunshine”) directorial debut, “Wildlife,”  a quiet...

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Reese Green “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Another one Bites the Dust.” All of these song were sung by Queen, the iconic rock band lead by Freddie Mercury. One of their songs just so happens to be the title of a new movie: “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film centers on Fred...

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

Rotting fruit, empty fish tanks and a pile of dirt are only some of the things that have been on display this semester in the Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301 in Williams Hall.  Run by the art and art history department and curated by Associate Professor Mildred Beltré, the Fra...

Artistry and variety at Orchesis dance show

Artistry and variety at Orchesis dance show

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Tights, flowing skirts and shorts paced and swirled backstage. The percussion of bare feet and dance shoes on the wooden floor filled the air as the crowd funneled into the Campus Rec Studio. Then the room went dark. The silence was pierced by a chant, a chorus of voices, belonging to the 19 member...

Crowds fill the gym to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates

Crowds fill the gym to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

In the middle of the Patrick Gym tennis courts, a college drop-out stood in front of a crowd of thousands.   UVM brought Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus Nov. 6 as the speaker for the first-year read. Coates was asked questions by English Professor and poet Major Jackson.  Coates’ novel, “Between ...

Diwali lights up the night

Diwali lights up the night

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Dressed in brilliant crimson skirts and flowing veils dancers smiled and stomped on stage to classical Indian music and Bollywood remixes. Down the hall, luscious curries and samosas were being prepared. Clara Martorano The Indian Students Association hosted Diwali Nov. 9 in the Grand Maple Ball...

Senior curates Winooski art show

Senior curates Winooski art show

Kelly Duggan, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

Senior Mak Baker flipped through a sketchbook they filled with pen-and-ink drawings their time abroad in Denmark. Baker paused at a sketch of a classic Danish girl: blonde hair, blue eyes. “She knew I was drawing her, so I left,” Baker said. Beyond their studies as a studio art and psychological ...

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

The UVM theatre department puts a contemporary spin on an old classic. “Tartuffe” the second production of the semester, runs Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The play was originally written in 1664 by Moliere, a prominent French playwright. The play follows a wealthy family headed by Orgon who becomes ...

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

“This isn’t your typical lecture. It’s a party,” Donna Kaz said. With no preamble, she began to throw bananas into the crowd seated in the Fleming Museum’s Marble Court. The Fleming Museum hosted Kaz, a retired Guerrilla Girl, Oct. 30. The talk was titled “Push/Pushback — 9 Steps to Mak...

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