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‘Cloverfield’ sequel strays from the original

‘Cloverfield’ sequel strays from the original

March 30, 2016

After six years, the second film in the “Cloverfield” franchise has hit theaters and is just as anxiety inducing as the first.The sequel, “10 C...

Student prints splash color in Davis Center

Student prints splash color in Davis Center

March 25, 2016

While Vermont’s landscape is still just a monotonous mix of browns this spring, bright colors can be ...

Bands battle for the SpringFest stage

Bands battle for the SpringFest stage

March 24, 2016

The UVM Battle of The Bands drew an enthusiastic crowd to campus and downtown this week. The eve...

Marvel’s witty superhero makes it to the big screen

March 24, 2016

From lines like, “Time to make the chimi-fucking-changas!” to masturbation references, Deadpool is definitely not a typical superhero movie.  The movie follows Wade W...

Rap album preaches to sinners

March 18, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

One Compton rapper has successfully fused jazz sounds and hip-hop instrumentals with iconic Christian imagery and ideology.Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, “untitled unmastered.” is the culmination of eight unreleased tracks that Lamar has made over the past three years while recording “To Pimp a Butterfly.”The new alb...

Documentary delves into economic and social issues

Documentary delves into economic and social issues

March 17, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

If anyone likes to show how backward America is, it’s Michael Moore.Moore, who directed “Bowling for Columbine” and the highest grossing documentary of all time “F...

New memoir opens up about mental health

New memoir opens up about mental health

March 15, 2016

While mental health is often kept under wraps, artists and writers have been finding new ways to open...

Bluegrass duo tunes into musical traditions in Burly

March 3, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

The long white hair on stage at the Flynn proved testament to the seniority of one bluegrass power duo this past Friday.Mandolin player David Grisman and rhythm guitarist Del McCoury, billed as “Del and Dawg,” delighted the audience with harmonic vocal interplay, ripping mandolin solos and stories of the bluegrass past F...

Kanye disappoints listeners with most recent release

Kanye disappoints listeners with most recent release

Izzy Schechter

March 2, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Kanye West has a reputation of being ridiculous and over-the-top, and his newest release “The Life ...

The Big Short’ sells out big banks’ behavior

February 25, 2016

Filed under Archives, Reviews

“The Big Short” is a whirlwind of numbers, huge amounts of money, financial terminology and raging testosterone.The premise of the film is simple: it explains how the 2008 financial crisis occurred, introduces the men who predicted the disaster and reveals how they profited from it.“The Big Short” illustrates how the do...

Indie artist mesmerizes at local venue

Indie artist mesmerizes at local venue

Allie Osorno

February 25, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Feb. 19, Higher Ground sold out for Kurt Vile and The Violators. With the will call line out the door, a sold...

Comedy couple cracks business code

Comedy couple cracks business code

February 25, 2016

Comedy found its Burlington home this past November in Vermont Comedy Club, located at 101 Main St. The ...

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