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Sex educator gives ‘the talk’

March 21, 2012


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? Jay Friedman is a sex educator from Seattle, Wash. whose job is to go to campuses all across the country to teach students how to have better sex lives, and to talk about the politics surrounding sex.  Friedman said that he enjoys traveling all around the country and seeing the different studen...

Andrew Bird releases yet another outstanding album

March 21, 2012


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? Andrew Bird has always been an outstanding figure in the music scene.  Using violin - in which he has a Bachelor's degree in performance - electric guitar, glockenspiel, voice and even whistling, Bird creates an entirely distinctive and hypnotic sound that is guaranteed to catch your ear upon...

Getting the script right

March 21, 2012


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? Producer Jon Kilik's adaption of "The Hunger Games" has soared from a small-scale production and is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The Vermont Cynic had the chance to talk to Kilik, a UVM alumnus, who discovered his passion for film making right here on campus.  The Vermont Cy...

Irish Poetry

March 21, 2012


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? In lieu of the shamrock, leprechaun, corned beef and cabbage hodgepodge that hit Church Street on March 17, why not honor Burlington's unseasonably warm weather, and the month of St. Patty's, with iced tea and an investigation of Irish poets? Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland and Paul Muldoon are three...

Dr. Dog throws audience bone

March 21, 2012


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  Audiences received an unexpected four song encore on March 19 at Higher Ground after a high energy performance by Dr. Dog. The evening began with folk band Birdie Busch and the purchase of beer from the bar counter at the side of the ballroom. The supporting act left the stage at 9 p.m. Funk th...

Getting the script right

March 21, 2012


Filed under Arts

? Producer Jon Kilik's adaption of "The Hunger Games" has soared from a small-scale production and is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The Vermont Cynic had the chance to talk to Kilik, a UVM alumnus, who discovered his passion for film making right here on campus.  The Vermont C...

BTV Beats: St. Patrick’s Day

March 21, 2012


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? "Oh my God, they have green Jell-O shots," a girl wearing a bright green bow tie shrieked as she threw a wad of $1 bills at the vendor.   Bros and biddies decked in shades of green roamed the streets in droves on this year's St. Patrick's Day.   The 65-degree weather provided the optimum...

Daniel Radcliffe trades wizardry for law in ‘The Woman in Black’

March 14, 2012


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? Daniel Radcliffe stars as Arthur Kidd, a young father and lawyer, in the 2012 remake of "The Woman in ...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

March 14, 2012


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? "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was written by Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson, but published posthumously in 2005. Since then, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, along with its sequels in Larsson's Millennium Series, has sold more than 20 million copies in Europe and the United States, and continu...

Up in Smoke

March 14, 2012


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? Among the new installments at the Fleming Museum is the exhibit "Up In Smoke," a multicultural display of the ongoing interaction between humans and smoke.  From a 17th century depiction of Amsterdam enflamed to the dawn of the factory boom in Vermont to the overdramatized allure of cigarett...

Zeds Dead Concert Review

March 14, 2012


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? "As you know, this is Zeds Dead," said Dylan "DC" Mamid as he walked onto the Higher Ground stage with group partner Zach "Hooks" Rapp-RovanStrobe on March 11. The dynamic duo is on their The Living Dead Tour, featuring Omar LinX and AraabMusik with supporting acts DJ Disco Phantom and XI. The dubstep fans th...

Young representative with big ambition

March 14, 2012


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? When Kesha Ram launched her campaign for a seat in the state Legislature in 2008, she was a senior at UVM in the midst of writing a thesis and serving a term as SGA president. Nine months later, she was decisively elected over an incumbent Progressive to represent Burlington's Old North End, Hill...

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