The Vermont Cynic

Community comes together for chili contest

Community comes together for chili contest

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

April 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

‘Moonlight’ in wrong spotlight

Kim Henry

March 9, 2017

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...

Horror movie examines race in U.S.

Staff Report

March 9, 2017

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 Peel...

Students capture play’s essence

Nieva Schemm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

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 ...

Film captures struggles of family life

Healy Fallon

February 17, 2017

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. T...

Coming-of-age novel examines cult lifestyle

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 16, 2017

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 th...

Migos contribute to the culture

Ben Elfland, Arts Editor

February 10, 2017

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...

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