The Vermont Cynic

Disappointing end

October 1, 2013


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?I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was?really?I was alive.?At last we get the truth from Walter White in ?Felina,? the final episode of ?Breaking Bad.? Sure, it started as a way to help his family, but it wasn?t long before things changed. Walt?s admission of motivation was probably...

Fallfest 2013

October 1, 2013


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Sound distortions, hard-hitting bass and whipped cream showers were all part of the spectacle at this past weekend?s annual UPB-sponsored Fallfest.UVM juniors Trey Schibli and Theo Klein, better known as the duo Argonaut and Wasp, took the stage first [their recent music video for ?In the Drown? has...

Miley versus Madonna

October 1, 2013


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When it comes to music, sex sells. Sex and music seem to go hand in hand, but when does it cross the line into just plain awkward?Draped in a wedding dress, Madonna, the queen of sexual controversy, shocked the crowds of the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in 1984 with her unique rendition of...

moe. keeps jamming

October 1, 2013


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After more than 20 years of near constant touring and improving, moe. has become one of the most recognized and respected names in the jam band scene.The original members of moe. began playing together at the University of Buffalo back in 1989, and, like many bands, their first gig was located in their...

Social life of food exhibited

September 24, 2013


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?The Fleming Museum has opened its doors to hungry visitors ready to consume its latest exhibit: ?EAT: The Social Life of Food.? ?EAT?, launched Sept. 17, is an exhibit designed and curated by the students of an Honors College class offered by Jennifer Dickinson last Spring semester titled ?Introduction...

Celebrated poet Komunyakaa speaks

September 24, 2013


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?The John Dewey Lounge was filled with students eagerly listening to the beloved works of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa on Friday, September 20. Komunyakaa read several poems and then held a question and answer panel with UVM English Professor Major Jackson. Many of Komunyakaa?s poems...

Debora Wood: the new curator in town

September 24, 2013


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?The Fleming Museum welcomes people of all ages to experience the wide variety of sculptures, paintings and artifacts from around the world and throughout history that are held within.The most impressive element of the museum, a Roman marble courtyard, frames sculptures and connects to an equally magnificent...

End near for Walt, Jesse

September 24, 2013


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?Many will point to the final scene of ?Granite State,? ?Breaking Bad?s? penultimate episode, as definitive proof that Walter White has never truly cared about his family, and that he continues to only care about himself. Observe: his family won?t accept his money, and cuts him off completely. So he...

MGMT’ launches ahead

September 24, 2013


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?It?s been more than five years since MGMT released ?Time to Pretend? as the first single from their debut album ?Oracular Spectacular.?That song, along with several other hits from the album, had fans enamored with the psychedelic indie rock group before they could even say ?Andrew VanWyngarden and...

A Volcano erupts

September 17, 2013


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??I wish we had been recording that ? that was the coolest fucking shit we have seen on the tour this far,? said guitarist of Volcano Choir Chris Roseneau to a whooping crowd of fans which had just sang along with one of the bands newly released songs. On Sept. 10, Volcano Choir, the collaborative project...

Aaron Carter wants more

September 17, 2013


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?With so many comebacks, it shouldn?t be a surprise as to who will be resurfacing into the spotlight next. From Betty White to Wayfarer sunglasses, the past few years have been comprised of a great amount of nostalgia. However, when news broke that the dreamy teen popstar who sang our childhood favorite...

Grand Point North festival lights up Burlington

September 17, 2013


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?Homegrown music, local food and breathtaking Lake Champlain made the Grand Point North Festival at Waterfront Park on Sept. 14 and 15 a Burlington dream come true.Saturday?s lineup featured an array of local talent, including bands like the Dupont Brothers, Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band, Alpenglow,...

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