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Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

Men in biker vests and college students in flannel sit clustered on Nectar’s barstools. Neon disco balls flash gently. The smell of craft beer stings. It’s been 30 minutes of waiting and shouted small talk attempted over the sound check, but when the first guitar notes hit the amps, the energy ...

Students & faculty delve into books over break

Students & faculty delve into books over break

Jean McBride, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

During winter break, members of the UVM community spent their time catching up on good books. While your course work is light, head to the library to check out some of these recommendations.  Although college students and professors have plenty of assigned reading during the semester, 83 percent of 18 ...

Seasoned musician to perform in Lane Series

Seasoned musician to perform in Lane Series

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Somewhere between a violin, cello and the human voice lies the sound of the electronic instrument, the theremin. Its relative, whose bright red neoprene keyboard is distinctive, is the Continuum Fingerboard. Composer and performer Rob Schwimmer is a maestro of both these instruments, and he’s comin...

Co-op offers community of clay for artists

Co-op offers community of clay for artists

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Located on the first floor of the Living/Learning Center, UVM’s Pottery Co-op is a hub for creation, education and community all wrapped up in one cozy little studio. Since 1974, the Co-op has offered classes, materials and a space for its members to learn about and create all things ceramic, ...

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

I want to preface this column by saying I adore superhero movies. I guess you could say I “Marvel” at the sight of them. Everything about them entices me – the sound design, the fantastical plots, the deep narratives and the wide array of characters. That being said, I walked out of “T...

New artists and exhibits celebrated at reception

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

Frigid weather and syllabi might dominate the first week of classes, but that doesn’t mean Burlington’s vibrant art scene can’t provide some relief. Burlington City Arts will be holding a reception to celebrate its upcoming winter exhibitions, featuring artists Dusty Boynton, Edwin Owre and El...

What do UVM students listen to during sex?

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

“There was the time I was dry humped to Simon & Garfunkel's ‘Sound of Silence,’” first-year Garet Ewing said. Putting on some tunes to set the mood can make or break an intimate situation. The emergence of music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have increased the number o...

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

I bought my hardcover copy of Virginia Woolf’s essay “A Room of One’s Own” in the basement of a New York City bookstore almost three years ago. It now sits on my desk in my dorm room. I have revisited her words on the need for women to build creative spaces of their own often in the past...

UVM students discuss best and worst sex scenes in film

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Most mainstream movies nowadays have some form of romantic subplot. These on-screen relationships usually culminate in a steamy, dramatic, perfectly-lit sex scene, accompanied by the ideal soundtrack and flawless cinematography. Here are the best and worst sex scenes according to UVM students along with...

Listen To The Cynic Staffs Picks For The Bedroom

Listen To The Cynic Staffs Picks For The Bedroom

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts

Courtesy of Wikimedia     Ben Elfland, Arts editor Future, DS2 Dirty Sprite 2 runs the spectrum of passion. It’s rhythmic and aggressive but hits you with some more emotional moments from time to time. It’s gotta be the version with the commentary at the end, though. When thing...

Music majors showcase talent at end of semester recitals

Music majors showcase talent at end of semester recitals

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Uncategorized

Amidst mountains of exams and end-of-semester stress, students took to the stage in Southwick Hall last week to perform the final student recitals of the semester. Keith Prescott, a first-year flutist, performed in the recital Nov. 30. Both Prescott and first-year clarinetist Bailey Brown expressed...

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Burlington’s spirit, history and environment will soon be represented by a new city flag, courtesy of a local family. The city of Burlington allocated $6,000 to create a new flag, which was proposed by Mayor Miro Weinberger and unanimously accepted by the city council January 2017. A statement...

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