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Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

June 3, 2018

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge when the noise started. Hundreds of baffled festival-goers watched her engage in a Malcolm X-dedicated spoken-word performance while a strange, silent short film from 1930 called “Hell-B...

New England music festival to return for fifth year

New England music festival to return for fifth year

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

May 19, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend, the Calling returns. Music festival Boston Calling will return for its fifth year and ninth season Friday, May 25 and will last through Sunday, May 27. The festival will be held at the Harvard Athletic Complex, where a lineup of over fifty international, acclaimed and upc...

Best of UVM

Best of UVM

Culture Staff

May 10, 2018

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best Dining Hall: Redstone - Located in Simpson Hall, Redstone Unlimited Dining offers several differ...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff

May 9, 2018

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best Music Venue: Radio Bean - This self-described “bohemian utopia” features live music from bot...

24 hours in Burlington

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018

Welcome to Burlington! You won’t be disappointed with your choice of college location. Vermont’s queen city was selected as the No. 1 college town in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2013. Burlington hosts innovative restaurants, excellent shopping on Church Street, and a thriving music an...

L/L community puts on annual festival

L/L community puts on annual festival

Izzy Seidman, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

On one of the first true days of spring, a residential community brought student artists into the light for the annual Furious Festival. “We’re not used to playing in the light,” said junior Caroline Franks, guitarist for Father Figuer, one of the bands that performed during the festival...

Culture staff recommends: TV shows

Culture staff recommends: TV shows

Culture Staff

May 2, 2018

In the final weeks of the semester, you may need to take a mental health break from studying. The Culture section recommends five TV shows you can stream online right now.   “The Great British Baking Show” Keely Lyons’ pick Pastels, pastries and whimsy are the centerpieces of this drama...

New fashion magazine inspires activism

New fashion magazine inspires activism

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

May 2, 2018

The Mt. Mansfield Room became part craft fair, part thrift store in honor of Earth Week. UVM Program Board and CARI magazine hosted a sustainable fashion show at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Davis Center. The fashion magazine was started by junior Naydeline Mejia and sophomore Amelia Dodds in Ja...

Rain doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Rain doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Glitter-covered UVM Program Board members scanned tickets as the crowd filed in to Jeffords parking lot. SpringFest 2018 started at 2 p.m. April 28. It was sixty-five degrees and sunny as a sea of students milled around the stage.   They waited in anticipation for Adventure Dog, UPB’s ...

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Allie O'Connor, Culture Columnist

April 27, 2018

My ears were ringing the moment the credits rolled, a distant hum that stayed with me as I caught the late-night bus back to campus. Though I’d seen the movie with friends, the feeling of isolation and fear throughout the film stuck with me. It wasn’t the jarring scares or the sight of bloody monsters t...

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

Music media and its consumers are facing a moral dilemma:  whether they can continue to separate artists from art. XXXTentacion’s 2018 album title, “?” fits for how he should be looked at as an artist:  with question and caution. To call the Florida rapper problematic is an understateme...

Gender studies professor comes to UVM

Gender studies professor comes to UVM

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

Queer, trans, binary; some people call them buzzwords, others a liberal conspiracy, but to Jack Halberstam they are deeply personal. Halberstam, a professor at Columbia University, gave a lecture April 19 at the Davis Center. The visit was sponsored by the English department and the James and Mary B...

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