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New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food, Reviews

Pizzeria Ida is one of the North End’s newest and most exciting pizza joints, serving up authentic, wood oven, neapolitan and sicilian style “pies on demand.” Since it opened in late September 2018, Pizzeria Ida has been hidden away behind a nondescript parking lot off of 662 Riverside Ave. ...

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Legos: everyone remembers spending time building with them in our childhood. That being said, I for one didn’t expect a movie based around these construction blocks to be any good. When the first Lego movie turned out to be amazing, I was thrown through a loop. Now that the sequel to the inconceivably popul...

Maggie Rogers sings of love and fame in latest album

Maggie Rogers sings of love and fame in latest album

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I woke up early Jan. 18 to Spotify alerting me to the news I had been waiting for all month: one of my favorite artists had finally released her first album. Needless to say, I spent all morning and all week listening to Maggie Roger’s “Heard It in A Past Life” on repeat.  Roger’s ...

“Ballad of Buster Scruggs” displays creativity over cohesion

Keely Lyons, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

In the opening scene of the Coen brothers’ newest film, a ragged and worn book titled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” lies centered on a nondescript wooden floor as Western guitars and horns play in the background. A wrinkled hand opens the cover as the names of some of Hollywood’s biggest hit...

“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

Hunter McKenzie, Senior Culture Columnist

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I should admit that before I sat down to watch “Roma,” I knew almost nothing about it. Holly Coughlan I knew that it was a Spanish language film. I knew that it was in black and white. I also vaguely knew of the soft controversy surrounding the film’s distributor, Netflix, that made it available...

Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success

Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I’ve seen a lot of Spider-Man movies. Probably one too many Spider-Man movies. After a while, they kind of bleed together. Sophie Spencer That being said, Tobey Maguire was not a bad Spider-Man. Neither was Andrew Garfield. Tom Holland appears to be a youthful, hilarious mix of a great Spider-Man and a great Peter Parker, with future movies ...

“Wildlife:” a sturdy directorial debut

“Wildlife:” a sturdy directorial debut

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Sophie Spencer Welcome to Great Falls, Montana, 1960. A wildfire rages across the forested Rockies, just at the edge of the small town caught between two eras of mid-century America. This is the set up for actor Paul Dano’s (“Little Miss Sunshine”) directorial debut, “Wildlife,”  a quiet...

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Reese Green “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Another one Bites the Dust.” All of these song were sung by Queen, the iconic rock band lead by Freddie Mercury. One of their songs just so happens to be the title of a new movie: “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film centers on Fred...

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Monroe Cromis Another year, another Halloween, another excuse to go home, shut off the lights, sit yourself down in front of your TV and break out some spooky video games. You’ve just survived midterms, so why not subject yourself to more emotional terror? Here’s a list of recommendations...

“Friends” Nepali restaurant makes you feel like family

Amanda Anderson, Staff Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

Alek Fleury On the day the first snowflakes were spotted in Burlington, the sky was gray and the 38-degree wind whipped through the autumn colored trees. I had not ventured out all day and was feeling crabby. All that changed when I stepped foot inside Friends Nepali Restaurant. Located at 212 Main St. in...

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Meredith Rathburn The boogeyman is back. Four decades after the original slasher film was released, another “Halloween” has hit theaters. Written and directed by David Gordon Green, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, who returns to her debut role as Laurie Strode. But this is not just another ...

Gaga amazes in “A Star is Born”

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

If you don’t want to spend a Friday night catching another dull superhero flick, the new “A Star is Born” is the kind of the movie — at least for the first 2/3  — that one needs to see when the brain and the heart need a reboot. Here’s what happens when you do go catch “A Star is Born:”...

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