The Vermont Cynic

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Steampunk expo to examine diversity and rebellion

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Dust off the old brass goggles and lace up those leather boots––the Vermont Steampunk Expo is coming to Burlington. The expo, which starts this Saturday, will feature vendors, live music and a wide array of panels focused on steampunk, a genre of Victorian-inspired science fiction and alternate...

Local festival tackles social issues with film

Sarah Robinson

October 18, 2017

Burlington will once again be home to “the world’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival,” according to its website. The 32nd annual Vermont International Film Festival runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 29. “I think that part of the purpose of the film festival is to open people’s...

Rocktober starts at WRUV

Mason Haynes

October 13, 2017

This month will mark the debut of WRUV’s new event titled Rocktober. Inspired by last year’s March Radness, events director senior Tate Kamish and her team decided to help us cope with the post-summer blues by bringing us the essence of March Radness in the beginning of fall. March Radness...

FallFest lineup revealed

FallFest lineup revealed

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

October 11, 2017

UVM has a long history of showcasing the voices and rhythms of both up-and-coming and well-established musicians. An affinity for live music seems to flow through Catamount veins. FallFest, an annual concert event that brings students and music together, will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Patrick...

Theater department opens fall season

Carolyne Sandoval

October 4, 2017

“The Exonerated,” is a play telling the true story of six people wrongfully convicted of crimes and sentenced to death before the were found innocent. “The Exonerated” will run from Wednesday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 8, with performances at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday and two addi...

Students to write and perform a play in a single day

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

Even with unlimited time, creating a play is an overwhelming task for most people. But, participants in this year’s Red Eye Drama festival have only 24 hours. The event will challenge small, randomly selected groups to write, direct and rehearse a 10-minute play, known as a “Red Eye 10,” all...

Museum brings on two new exhibits for fall

Brigitte Riordan

September 28, 2017

The Fleming Museum of Art will present two new exhibitions Sept. 26, one local and one from the other side of the world. “Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic,” will be an exhibition of “sacred objects from the Yoruba religion of West Africa, as well as Haitian Vodou, Cuban Santeria,...

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

Kati Kirsch

September 18, 2017

To start off the fall semester, UVM’s very own radio station, WRUV, is holding DJ training for anyone looking to get involved, regardless of experience level. WRUV provides the opportunity for students, faculty and Burlington locals to have their own radio show. At the station, they meet a...

Award-winning poet explores individuality at UVM

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

September 8, 2017

In the age of social media, Americans are exposed to millions of different voices every day. The UVM Program Board is hosting a reading by Danez Smith, a new voice in poetry, as part of the “Week of Welcome” festivities this year. Smith, originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, is a black, queer...

Comedian looks to joke about own experiences

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Comedy is all about crafting stories, and for Chris Distefano, his own stories make for the best material. Distefano, a New York-based comedian, will be performing May 5 and 6 at the Vermont Comedy Club. In the past Comedy Central named him a “Comic to Watch” as part of the 2012 New York Comedy...

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

May 4, 2017

Large-scale, abstract paintings bring color and life to an otherwise empty fourth floor room at the Burlington City Arts Center on Church Street. The Vermont Metro Gallery not only boasts lake and mountain views, but also the impressive seven-piece solo art exhibit, “Heavy Smile,” by Justin Hoekstra,...

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Healy Fallon

April 27, 2017

One local breakfast eatery is showing off some of its finest products in the best way possible, all thanks to two classes of UVM students. Leslie Fry, a local artist and an adjunct lecturer of studio art at UVM, assigned her two “Introduction to Drawing” classes a subject with a delicious twist:...

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