The Vermont Cynic

Space Jam lets everyone in on the Madness

Kim Henry

April 1, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

The last relentless days of winter can be so joyless, it is no wonder colleges across the country chose March as the month to inject with a little madness. For some, the excitement of the college basketball tournament is just the extra juice needed to reach spring. While many are following March Madness, however, what...

Springtime Carnivore brings color to Flynn

Anna Gibson

March 26, 2017

Filed under Arts, Reviews

All bands have to start somewhere, and touring with a well-known group can often mark a turning point in a musician’s career. This may very well be the case of singer-songwriter Greta Morgan, aka Springtime Carnivore, who opened with her band for The Head and the Heart March 5 on the Flynn MainStage. Morgan, front...

Future delivers same sound on new project

Bridget Dorsey

March 10, 2017

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Listening to Future is like taking a dose of the drugs he draws inspiration from. The experience it promises is dark and extravagant, one to be endured with dignity and stamina. The appeal of the perpetually intoxicated Atlanta artist is the addictingly melodic, emotive and almost cripplingly human qualities preserv...

‘Moonlight’ in wrong spotlight

Kim Henry

March 9, 2017

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Here is my official Top Four  Favorite Things About “Moonlight” list. One: The opening scene, in which a suave Mahershala Ali playing the drug dealer, Juan, cruises through his poor, black Miami neighborhood, with a crown dashboard ornament, while “Every N----- Is a Star” by Boris Johnson slips like velvet through...

Horror movie examines race in U.S.

Staff Report

March 9, 2017

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The most thrilling cinematic experience to hit American theaters in recent years is out now, and everyone should go see it.   No, this experience did not come from a recent Oscar-winning flick; it was delivered in the form of a horror film directed by none other than comedian Jordan Peele.   “Get Out” i...

Students capture play’s essence

Nieva Schemm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

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The mark of a great show is seen not only in the quality of performance, but in complete unapology for pushing boundaries and forcing viewers out of their comfort zone. The UVM theatre department stunned and wooed the audience during their second performance of the cutting edge 18th century rock opera “Spring Awakening” Feb...

Film captures struggles of family life

Healy Fallon

February 17, 2017

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Adolescence is the first period of self-discovery, where we discovered adulthood not only through our own behaviors, but also in the people around us.   The film,  “20th Century Women,” a newcomer to American theaters, is one that approaches the process of adolescence unconventionally. The film presents a comin...

Coming-of-age novel examines cult lifestyle

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 16, 2017

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When it’s a cold and snowy Sunday, you need a good book to read. Despite its page count, “The Girls” by Emma Cline is the kind of novel so fast-paced and suspenseful it could be read in one, perfect snow day. Cline’s debut novel is a fictional coming-of-age story. It is based loosely on the Charles Manson cul...

Migos contribute to the culture

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

February 10, 2017

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Culture is an elusive term, one that many have seeked to define and understand. Between the dab and their latest hit “Bad and Boujee,” the role of Migos in pop culture is undeniable. A staple of the notorious Atlanta trap music scene, the group was first introduced to the mainstream world when Drake hopped on the rem...

Series return is fortunate event

Kim Henry, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

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Netflix is gaining ground in its steady lumber toward media domination with the release of its adaptation of the hit children’s saga, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The show follows the story of three orphans as they tumble through a series of guardians, evade a dastardly villain, and try to discover the truth ab...

R&B artist delivers female power on her first album

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

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Making music is the most effective outlet for personal expression, and a single lyric or melody often reveals a vivid profile of the artist themselves. With the recent release of her new album, titled “SweetSexySavage ” Jan. 27, up-and-coming R&B artist Kehlani Ashley Parrish, aka “Kehlani,” breaks down emotiona...

The return of the musical

Colin Kamphuis

January 27, 2017

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It’s rare today for a major Hollywood film to be a musical, although this was a popular genre in the 1930s and 1940s.   “La La Land” bucks this trend by recreating a movie the likes of which hasn’t graced the silver screen in 70 years.   “La La Land” is a modern musical in the style of Hollywood classics from a bygo...

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