The Vermont Cynic

‘Huntsman:’ a good laugh

‘Huntsman:’ a good laugh

April 29, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

"The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is entertaining for all the wrong reasons.Despite the $170 million b...

Pike rewarded by Seth Rogen

Pike rewarded by Seth Rogen

April 27, 2016

To hear the deep-belly laugh of Seth Rogen reverberate through a cinema is a privilege not many receive...

Electronic duo creates electric atmosphere

Allie Osorno

April 22, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Higher Ground overflowed with love and EDM April 10. Big Gigantic, the EDM power duo consisting of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, took the stage on their most recent visit to Burlington. The sold out show left a ticket line stretching outside to the curb. While the lobby was crowded with teenagers being turned away fo...

Brazilian band rocks local venue

Brazilian band rocks local venue

April 21, 2016

A little known, but highly influential Brazilian psych-rock band took a pit stop at the Monkey House on ...

Untold stories displayed in local cafe

Untold stories displayed in local cafe

April 20, 2016

One local homeless shelter is attempting to change the community’s perception of homelessness...

Country biopic fails to impress

April 15, 2016

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Even without any prior knowledge of country music, this film is sure to disappoint.“I Saw the Light” is a biographical film depicting the rise and fall of the legendary musician Hank Williams.Williams overcame a number of challenges before reaching fame and widespread recognition during his lifetime.He was born into a poor fa...

Hamburger helper: mom’s favorite rapper?

Hamburger helper: mom’s favorite rapper?

April 13, 2016

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The April Fools’ mixtape, “Watch the Stove” by Hamburger Helper fooled us all, garnering four million plays on Soundcloud in its first three days. And for good reason – it...

Film tells a touching story

Film tells a touching story

April 9, 2016

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A stubborn homeless woman and an introverted playwright make an unlikely pair in “The Lady in the ...

Young comedian laughs off travel dilemma

Young comedian laughs off travel dilemma

April 8, 2016

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Although audience members had to wait for over an hour, Friday’s comedy show was better late than n...

Author analyzes history of symphony

Author analyzes history of symphony

April 7, 2016

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The interplay between art and history is often overlooked.Bestselling author M.T. Anderson reminded his audience...

Artist interprets America

Artist interprets America

March 31, 2016

Art is often up for interpretation, evoking ideas unbounded in space or time. Erik Hougen, a young arti...

Funk band takes over Higher Ground

Funk band takes over Higher Ground

Allie Osorno

March 31, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

A local Burlington venue was taken over by funk junkies last Friday.     Turkuaz, a nine-piece...

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