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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 made for me is what I have been craving most during this time of uncertainty. If you are 21 or over, check out the list be...

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 and screenwriter, actor and musician, but music is his weakest link. Most of his songs are egocent...

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 films, available on Netflix, which will hopefully keep you entertained during the next month of cha...

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 a manic day in mid-September, I sent a text to a friend with a link to experimental electronic duo 1...

“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 high standard, and no matter its success, inevitably you hear the same old turn of phrase from an a...

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 Netflix and in select theaters, the film depicts the life of Frank Sheeran, played by Robert DeNiro, a...

“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, colorful shots and heart-stopping twists are a couple of the elements that make Parasite such an enjoyab...

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 his mental state with his new advocacy for sustainability. However, his new album, “Jes...

“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 3,” “The Outer Worlds” and “Gears 5,” to name a few. However, one recently release...

“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 man with no sense of humor is soon to become known as the infamous villain, the Joker. The movie “...

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 is back. Netflix’s original series “Big Mouth” is back to keep answering the questions we still might be too afraid to ask about sexuality and growing up.  “Big M...

The good, the bad and the “meh” of “Love, Death & Robots”

The good, the bad and the

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

October 17, 2019

There are not many corners of the entertainment industry where you can find intelligent yogurt, living piles of garbage, ancient hallucinogenic fish, cyborg gangs and a healthy dose of nihilism all wrapped up neatly into one series. However, in a recent short form, mostly animated series, Netflix ...

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