The Vermont Cynic

“It” balances scares and laughs

Dahlia Maleh

September 30, 2017


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I have seen my fair share of scary movies, but the 2017 movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “It” had something beyond the typical jump scares. The movie follows a hilarious group of boys in Derry, ME, who refer to themselves as the “Losers Club.” They try to find who, or what, is kidnapping...

Hip-hop boy band takes personal approach to new album

September 17, 2017


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America has never been more ready for a new boyband, and BROCKHAMPTON is ready to fill that void in all our hearts. The 15-member ensemble changes the standards for what a rap group should be in 2017. Only 45 days after dropping their first album, “Saturation I,” they blessed their fans with...

LCD Soundsystem makes thoughtful return

Kelsey Neubauer

September 9, 2017


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In 2011, America and the rest of the world said goodbye to LCD Soundsystem, a band that played a major role in the indie scene of the 2000’s. Now, LCD Soundsystem is back and examining a nation with a different face - giving a reality check on the complexity of the “American Dream,” as the...

Rapper comes into his own on debut album

Kelsey Neubauer

September 9, 2017


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Twenty-four year old Vic Mensa’s first studio album, “The Autobiography”, formally introduces the world to the talents of a rapper who has double-vision– personally, politically and musically. Mensa’s deeply personal account of his life as a biracial, middle-class native Chicago South Sider...

Electronic artist doesn’t let technology get in the way

William Cottiss and Rachel O'Neill

April 28, 2017


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Cashmere Cat, the moniker of electronic producer and artist Magnus August Høiberg, presented himself on stage at Higher Ground, casually placed a potted plant beside his soundboard, and began. Cat set his scene with cascading melodic lines and layered walls of low-frequency sound reminiscent of...

New Kendrick Lamar album is DAMN-good

New Kendrick Lamar album is DAMN-good

Jack Carmody

April 27, 2017


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The self proclaimed king of both the east and west coast is back with a brand new album. Kendrick Lamar, the Grammy award winning rapper from Compton, California released his 4th studio album entitled “DAMN.” on April 14th. He is also the man behind previous albums “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City”...

Community comes together for chili contest

Community comes together for chili contest

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Reviews

My parents make the best chili. In fact, I love it so much that it’s the meal I ask to eat almost every year for my birthday. So when I heard Nectar’s was holding its fifth Annual Queen City Chili-Cook Off, I knew I had to go. The showdown took place from noon to 4 p.m. April 15. All proceeds...

Dance show seeks to challenge the audience

Anna Gibson

April 14, 2017


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The works of art that make us think the most often emerge out of real-life experience and bold, creative risk. Dan Yablonsky’s dance piece, “Non-Mechanical Tools of Human Advancement,” is one such work, as it challenges our conception of what a dance piece can be. Yablonsky graduated from...

Student play tells story of early female US politician

Healy Fallon

April 14, 2017


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We often take for granted the facts and dates we mindlessly absorb from our history textbooks, but there’s always another side to the story. In honor of March, Women’s History Month, the University Players performed “Like Any Other Woman” this past weekend at the Black Box Theatre. Set...

Space Jam lets everyone in on the Madness

Kim Henry

March 31, 2017


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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...

Springtime Carnivore brings color to Flynn

Anna Gibson

March 26, 2017


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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....

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 huma...

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