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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...

“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 Winooski, i...

“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. Writt...

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:” you’ll buy a tick...

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

October 18, 2018

Tommy Lau Comedian Jen Kirkman took over the stage at Vermont Comedy Club with bootcut jeans and plenty of stories to tell. Although best known for being a regular roundtable panelist on “C...

Hozier cries power with long-awaited album

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 26, 2018

Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier is back after four years of silence with a strong new EP titled “Nina Cried Power.” Filled with tributes to his musical inspirations as well as to current and lost loves, Hozier’s album sweeps listeners off their feet with four new songs, each with a different style and sound he masters....

“Eighth Grade” hits the mark

“Eighth Grade” hits the mark

September 5, 2018

Holly Coughlan It didn’t occur to me until the first blinding moments of “Eighth Grade” that I didn’t remember what it was like to be 13...

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

June 3, 2018

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Camb...

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Allie O'Connor, Culture Columnist

April 27, 2018

Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

My ears were ringing the moment the credits rolled, a distant hum that stayed with me as I caught the ...

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

April 19, 2018

Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

If you enjoy feminist perspectives and John Cena butt chugging beer, “Blockers” might be the fil...

Culture Staff Recommends: Books

Culture Staff

April 18, 2018

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

Summer is only a few weeks away and beach reads will soon be a necessity, so the Culture staff has five book recommendations for you. Check the Culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Bluets” by Maggie Nelson Autobiography, $12.63 Hunter McKenzie’s pick This gorgeous, experimental au...

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

WRUV

April 13, 2018

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

Looking to update your Spotify playlist? Need some new tunes for your next dance party? WRUV has got ...

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