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Minari and the American dream

Minari and the American dream

Luke Davis, Culture Staff Writer March 31, 2021

When David hears his Mom and Dad shouting about things he doesn’t understand in the living room, his solution is to make paper airplanes with his sister. They scrawl “DON’T FIGHT” on them, and...

Boys Cruise releases singles ahead of sophomore album

Boys Cruise releases singles ahead of sophomore album

Christa Guzman, Culture Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Local indie surf-rock group Boys Cruise released a trilogy of singles in the last month to preamble their upcoming self-titled album.  Juniors Johnny Clarke, Jack Parker and Sammy Josh formed Boys...

UVM First-year Matt Fisher sits inside the Harris-Millis common area Feb. 21. Fisher has been working on music for five years now.

‘The Neon Lounge’ showcases the best and worst of house

Connor Adams, Culture Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Student musician Matthew Fischer’s new album draws on both of house music’s most common cliches and it’s greatest strengths. Releasing an album during the waves of COVID-19 is no easy feat, especially...

AJR pioneers virtual concert experience

AJR pioneers virtual concert experience

Luke Davis, Culture Staff Writer February 3, 2021

With the stage set and the harnesses ready, indie pop trio AJR's "One Spectacular Night" was set to begin for an audience of zero. On Dec. 26, the group of NYC-based brothers started livestreaming their...

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Pons’ Creative Chaos

Connor Adams, Staff Writer December 6, 2020

Pons’ new album, “Intellect,” is brimming with talent and budding ideas, but ends up being a lesson on the dangers of uncontrolled chaos. In an interview with the band, band member Jack Parker...

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...

Illustration by Kate Vanni

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

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...

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