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Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 13, 2018

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel. Her exhibit “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” is the latest ...

History faculty talk new publications

History faculty talk new publications

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Students and faculty mingled around a long wooden table. Some flipped through the pages of freshly printed hardcover books Everyone showed excitement and anticipation. On Jan. 26, students and faculty gathered at Alumni House to honor research published by professors in the history department. ...

“Phantom Thread” enchants and surprises

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 8, 2018

Silk, lace, muslin, taffeta, chiffon and satin. In every instant of “Phantom Thread,” fashion pours out of the frame and couture overwhelms the eye with bold elegance. There are sleeves, crisp collars, bow ties, trimming, devilish coats and dress trains trailing behind. Fabric, and the bodies th...

Group fights to restore venue

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

“Hope,” is graffitied in large silvery letters against the dull brick and dirty, broken windows of Memorial Auditorium. It’s bright colors catch the eye on Main Street. Faded blocks of purple, silver and white, layered with streaks and signatures of red color the spray-painted letters. ...

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

It takes real musicianship to set a song apart from other mainstream tunes. Burlington can expect a refreshment from cliche electro-pop next Monday. The musician Ashe, a Berklee College of Music graduate, is returning to New England Feb. 12. Her show at Higher Ground is a part of her tour with ...

Warhol and class re-visited in professor’s new book

Warhol and class re-visited in professor’s new book

Julia Nugent, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Museums, some say, is where art goes to die. Hung on white walls and viewed from afar, art can sometimes seem out of touch with everyday life. In his new book “Warhol’s Working Class,” UVM art history professor Anthony Grudin explores the ways in which Andy Warhol captured, redefined and sensati...

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

January 31, 2018

I am stumbling out of a movie theater, turning a line of dialogue from the film I’ve just seen around in my head, over and over: “Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” In the process of trying to understand what it means, I’m met by brutal winter wind. I’m stunned, having...

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

January 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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