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Dug Nap hosts local Poe Jam

September 26, 2012


Filed under Arts

The Poe Jam is an open mic night held every other Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. on the second floor of the Burlington City Arts (BCA) center.Local visual artist and songwriter Dug Nap hosts the jam.Everything from spoken word poetry to music is fair game for those willing to step up to the mic. People...

Female writers highlighted

September 26, 2012


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As part of the eighth annual Burlington Book Festival, Alison Bechdel, Madeleine Kunin and Tanya Lee Stone sat in on the Vermont Women Writers Panel to talk about their experiences as women in the publishing and writing world on Sept. 23.The Flynn Centers Amy E. Tarrant Gallery was crowded with writers...

Matt & Kim take on Higher Ground

September 26, 2012


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Matt and Kim burst onto the music scene in 2006 with their self-titled album. The duo from Brooklyn brought a rambunctious and upbeat style that quickly caught the ear of many indie listeners.By 2009, their sophomore album Grand had produced many smash hits most notably the incessantly cheery anthem...

Beauty Queens’ proves ugly read

September 26, 2012


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? Author Libba Bray became widely popular with her first published work, The Gemma Doyle Trilogy.  Since the trilogy concluded in 2007, Bray has published three more novels - "Going Bovine" in 2009, "Beauty Queens" in 2011 and "The Diviners" in 2012, none of which have had the success of her fi...

To drink or not to drink

September 26, 2012


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This article will debunk myths surrounding the caffeine content in commonly consumed beverages.Find out which caffeinated drinks will keep you awake for an all-nighter and which ones only pack a tiny punch.Myth: Red Bull has way more caffeine than coffee does.Fact: According to the Mayo Clinic, a cup...

Unique menu comes to Burlington

September 26, 2012


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In less than a month, Esperanto, a restaurant from Saratoga Springs, will open its second location in Burlington to bring what head chef, Will Pouch, calls tasty and affordable food.After 17 years of business in serving fast but fresh food, Pouch, the co-founder of Esperanto, saw the timing t to spread...

Burlington waterfront brought to life

September 19, 2012


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The Grand Point North Festival rocked the waterfront on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15.Fridays lineup consisted of Toothache, Brenda Ryan Power, Heliose and the Savoir Faire, Rich Robinson, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dr. Dog and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.Rich Robinson started the night...

Local studios open doors to eager viewers

September 19, 2012


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Friday, Sept. 7 marked the beginning of Burlingtons monthly Art Walks. Over 50 studios in the downtown Burlington area opened their doors to the public, displaying a variety of mediums and expressing a wide range of creativity.Local bands and food vendors lined the sides of Main Street, fueling an energetic...

FallFest 2012 brings rap’s next big thing to UVM

September 19, 2012


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? I know this is a music column, but please bear with me while I throw a little math at you - A$AP Rocky + Schoolboy Q + Danny Brown = the next big thing in rap.  Ergo, FallFest 2012 = A must see. It's math, so you know it has to be true, right?  "But Dillon," you say, "you didn't use any numbers....

Sex education cracks big “O”

September 19, 2012


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? Students interested in learning about the "big O" gathered in the Grand Maple Ballroom Sept. 12 for the seventh annual presentation of "I Heart Female myself." Dart said she eventually began exploring herself, and, though she didn't lose her virginity until her sophomore year in college, dubbed hersel...

Talk supports healthy living

September 19, 2012


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Negative body image, although seemingly discreet, is a pervasive dilemma affecting students across campus addressed weekly in the Living Well Office.  The first eating disorder and body image discussion of the year was held Monday, Sept. 10. The purpose of the discussion is to air thoughts and concern...

Teaching students to dispose of techno trash

September 19, 2012


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? If you've ever seen the movie "Office Space" - and let's face it, who hasn't - you've watched the infamous scene where Peter and his nerdy work buddies beat a laser printer to death with a baseball bat. As monumental as this scene was in representing defiance in the mundane workplace, it also repre...

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