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Culture staff recommends: Netflix movies

Arts Staff

April 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Reviews

Did you forget to grab a free movie ticket this week? Don’t want to make the trek down the hill to the Roxy? Culture staff writers have you covered with five Netflix movies you can watch from the comfort of your own bed. Check the culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Ma...

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

A man wandered alone in an abandoned building, looking at himself in a room of mirrors. As the camera unfocused, he blurred out of view. This is a scene from the music video for “Curtains” by In Tall Buildings, a group coming to Winooski this weekend  two weeks after the release of the group’...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Headliners, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Fund brings painter to talk abstraction

Fund brings painter to talk abstraction

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

On the blackboard is the image of an wooden arrow suspended from a wall, a mixture of oranges, greens, yellows and blues painted in the sections. Each piece of wood contains tick marks and the name of someone who was hanged, written in small print. Abstract painter Mike Cloud gave a presentation on ...

Dancers revive community tradition

Dancers revive community tradition

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

The sound of a fiddle and a country band blasted over an amp as people twirled and spun in their socks, laughing and talking over music. As snow fell on a Sunday evening in late February, six members of the Mad Robin Callers Collective gathered in the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for ar...

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

There’s fashion, sex, espionage and violence, but not even Jennifer Lawrence can make this bloated spy thriller work. “Red Sparrow” follows prima ballerina Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence) who, after a career-ending injury, is forced to join a Russian secret intelligence school that trains studen...

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Carolyne Sandoval, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Editor's Picks, Headliners

Amongst the whirlwind of costume fittings and script readings, the UVM theatre department is  re-evaluating itself. With 84 majors and minors and 13 faculty and staff members, the department is a tight-knit group, Gregory Ramos, chair of the theater department, said. “We are a predominantly w...

Local baristas create latte art

Local baristas create latte art

Julia Nugent

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Uncategorized

Some people build monuments, other people build lattes. Although the intricate designs don’t last long, they are compelling and deemed Instagram-worthy. I attended the Latte Art Throwdown Feb. 25 to answer these questions and to meet the Burlington coffee community. Baristas entered the compe...

Vermont Cartoonist Displays Work at Fleming Museum

Vermont Cartoonist Displays Work at Fleming Museum

Allie O'Connor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Renowned artist, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, and UVM James Marsh Professor-at-Large Alison Bechdel's critically acclaimed work is being displayed in an exhibit in UVM's Fleming Museum. Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel displays samples of her popular graphic novels...

Poet explores migraines, childhood

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Migraines entail nausea, auras and sensitivity to light, sound and scent. Poet Michael Dickman’s most recent publication, “Green Migraine,” derives from the images brought on by symptoms of migraines. Dickman was invited to the Fleming Museum Painted Word Poetry series Feb. 28, where he rea...

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Dahlia Maleh, Arts Columnist

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

ZZ Ward made her way back to Burlington this past Presidents Day at 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Higher Ground. The long wait standing on the dance floor for her to arrive on stage was worth it. Fans showed up for the show; it was a packed house. The concert-goers ranged from teens to the middle-aged. All ...

“Black Panther” brings black superheroes into the spotlight

Alec Collins, Arts Columnist

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The latest addition to Disney’s sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther,” is the most important superhero blockbuster since “Iron Man” reinvented the genre in 2008. “Black Panther,” released Feb. 15, has a majority-black creative team and cast, as well as an unabashedly...

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