The Vermont Cynic

Marvel’s new hero fights social issues

October 14, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Reviews

So you’ve finally moved off campus and you’re broke as hell. Why waste non-existent disposable income when you can stay in, just you and an obscene amount of television? My recommendation: binge-watching is free, so spend the night getting to know Netflix’s newest superhero and my new boyfriend. Watch “Luke Cage....

‘Snowden’ fails to live up to the drama

Colin Kamphuis

October 13, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Despite featuring some of the fresher names in the film world, “Snowden” is a tired rehashing of an old formula. The film was directed by Oliver Stone and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. “Snowden” details the professional career of one of America’s most infamous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden. Even ...

Film renews typical trope

Film renews typical trope

September 28, 2016

Comedic, charming and heartfelt, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” tugs the heartstrings without border...

Indie rock band perfects act

Indie rock band perfects act

Bridget Dorsey

September 23, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Only one band is able to rock their audience down to the ground only to throw them back up into the ...

Ecological art: a more creative call to action

Ecological art: a more creative call to action

Chloe Foster

September 22, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

In the age of climate change and conservationism, ecological art is on the rise. Local artists and ...

Wilco releases reflective new album

Wilco releases reflective new album

Alex LeRose

September 21, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Dads and rock fans everywhere can rejoice. Wilco’s 10th studio album, “Schmilco,” was released Sept. ...

Familial drama drives family to modern realities

Familial drama drives family to modern realities

Colin Kamphuis

September 15, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Everybody has felt fed up with society from time to time, and some may daydream about running away and...

Comedy and controversy mingle in ‘Sausage Party’

Colin Kamphuis

September 8, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Childish humor, drugs and sex make “Sausage Party” a typical irreverent comedy. Seth Rogen’s depraved animation, “Sausage Party,” tells the story of anthropomorphic food in a grocery store. The groceries consider shoppers as gods who will take them to the “Great Beyond,” until they learn the horrifying truth. As...

Indie rock band discusses how to be human

September 4, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

An indie quartet from Oxford, England has succeeded in creating an album that transforms somber and banal life experiences into groovy, harmonious songs. Glass Animals’ second album, “How to be a Human Being,” is a concept album focusing on a specific theme; in this case, human personalities.From raw percussion beats to hazy synt...

Netflix original series throws viewers back to the ’80s

Netflix original series throws viewers back to the ’80s

Chris Leow

August 31, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

The Netflix original series “Stranger Things” was a surprise summer hit. The series is set in the 1980s and ...

Beyonce serves lemonade

Beyonce serves lemonade

Erin Lucey

May 6, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Or, if you’re Beyonce, you drop an unapologetic, guaranteed-cl...

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

May 4, 2016

Saturday was a sunny day filled with an abundance of body tie-dye, truffle fries, friends being e...

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