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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Culture Staff Recommends: Your sex playlist

Culture Staff Recommends: Your sex playlist

Culture Staff December 8, 2021

“ANTI” by Rihanna - Sophia Venturo There is nothing and no one sexier than Rihanna, and her 2016 record “ANTI” is nothing short of beloved. Packed with radio hits like “Needed Me” edged...

Wenzdae’s illustration for the Ed Sheeran album review.

Ed Sheeran warns against pining for the future

Laura Meyer, Culture Staff Writer November 30, 2021

The lover of math symbols, Ed Sheeran, released his fourth full-length studio album, “=” Oct. 29. Sheeran does not stray from his well-known pop and soft rock tones on “=.” The songs range from...

Wes Anderson delivers eulogy to print newspapers

Wes Anderson delivers eulogy to print newspapers

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer November 17, 2021

Wes Anderson’s new movie, “The French Dispatch,” premiered at the Roxy Cinema Nov. 5. Anderson described the film as “a love letter to journalists” and was inspired by the New Yorker, according...

Culture staff recommends: Spooky edition

Culture staff recommends: Spooky edition

Culture Staff October 21, 2021

Bridget Mackie - "Midnight Mass" From the creator of Netflix horror series “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Haunting of Bly Manor” comes a new series, “Midnight Mass.” The show focuses...

A complex woman falls flat in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

A complex woman falls flat in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Bridget Mackie, Culture Staff Writer October 13, 2021

Add one more to the list of one-dimensional female movie characters. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” which opened at Roxy Cinemas Sept. 24, explores the life of Tammy Faye Bakker who is portrayed by Jessica...

Culture Staff Recommends: Spring fever edition

Culture Staff Recommends: Spring fever edition

Culture Staff May 14, 2021

In this edition of Culture Staff Recommends, the culture writers share their entertainment picks that are pulling them through a gloomy spring and into another beautiful Burlington summer. Christa Guzmán...

Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues remains poignant 10 years after release

Fleet Foxes’ ‘Helplessness Blues’ remains poignant 10 years after release

Laura Clifford, Culture Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Brimmed with enchanting melodies, sweeping harmonies, and vast acoustics, Fleet Foxes’ 12 song masterpiece epitomizes everything that’s remarkable about the indie-folk genre.  Fleet Foxes’ triumphant,...

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...

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