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Culture staff recommends: Masks for all occasions

Culture staff recommends: Masks for all occasions
Culture Staff October 29, 2020

Sarah Robinson Durability - Kize premium mask (Two for $25) Kize’s premium masks are sturdy and built to last come. While a bit on the pricey side, the company donates a portion of every sale...

QuaranTime to get drunk: your guide to Chittenden county’s to-go cocktails

Illustration by Kate Vanni
Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor April 17, 2020

On March 19, Gov. Phil Scott announced Vermont restaurants could now offer to-go alcoholic beverages. This announcement could not have come at a better time, because relaxing with a drink that an expert...

New Childish Gambino album doesn’t live up to his discography

New Childish Gambino album doesn't live up to his discography
Connor Adams, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

I’ve never really been a Childish Gambino fan, but I strongly believe “3.15.20” is his worst album yet. Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover, is a tour de force of the arts. He’s a director...

Best movies to stream during quarantine

Best movies to stream during quarantine
Evan Peck, Staff Writer April 9, 2020

If you already watched “Tiger King” and now realize you are sick of Joe Exotic and his wild shenanigans, chances are you’re ready for something else to watch.  Here is a list of some of my favorite...

100 gecs brings tasteful anarchy to pop music

100 gecs brings tasteful anarchy to pop music
Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer April 9, 2020

Imagine you opened a door to a wormhole: a magnetic warp pulls you forward with growing intensity and just as you are about to fall in, a pair of auto tuned voices reaches in and pulls you out.  On...

“The Witcher” proves not all adaptations are bad

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor March 5, 2020

Despite the amount of streaming services we have at our disposal, it can be hard to avoid one controversial topic: book to screen adaptations. Every adaptation of a classic is held to an incredibly...

Scorsese’s most recent film doesn’t live up to the hype

Scorsese's most recent film doesn't live up to the hype
Evan Peck, Culture Columnist February 7, 2020

Even with all of the Oscar acclaim for Martin Scorsese’s historically-based three-and-a-half-hour drama, “The Irishman,” disappoints despite its all-star cast and iconic director.  Released on...

“Parasite” is not a typical horror film

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist November 25, 2019

The Kim family watches an intense thunderstorm light up the night sky as they get drunk inside the Park family mansion. Nobody knows they are there. That is, until the Parks show up.  Fast-paced wit,...

Tracking the progression of the unpredictable Kanye

Tracking the progression of the unpredictable Kanye
Connor Adams, Culture Columnist November 9, 2019

Kanye West has always gone through phases, but his latest may just be his least creatively fruitful. In the past few months, Kanye has found new meaning in his religion and showed promise in improving...

“Untitled Goose Game” beats recent game releases

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Arts Editor November 7, 2019

The months leading up to winter are some of the best when it comes to massive video game releases.  Just take a look at the high profile games that have hit the stands in recent weeks: “Borderlands...

“Joker” evokes sympathy for the ultimate anti-hero

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist October 25, 2019

A roar of laughter erupts from a dimly lit comedy club. As the comedian sets up the next joke, one distinct high-pitched cackle inappropriately isolates itself from the crowd.  This sad and lonely...

Newest “Big Mouth” season answers the questions you’re afraid to ask

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Emma Shapera, Culture Columnist October 20, 2019

I think it’s safe to say that getting older never stops being terrifying, but as college students we have maybe half our shit figured out.  Thankfully, your favorite animated middle school squad...

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