The Vermont Cynic

Newest “Big Mouth” season answers the questions you’re afraid to ask


Emma Shapera, Culture Columnist

October 20, 2019

I think it’s safe to say that getting older never stops being terrifying, but as college students we have maybe half our shit figured out.  Thankfully, your favorite animated middle school squad is back. Netflix’s original series “Big Mouth” is back to keep answering the questions we still might be too afraid to ask about sexuality and growing up.  “Big M...

Sladers live sustainably together

Senior Clay Maroney (Left) and junior Courtney Smith (Right) perform at Slade Cooperative’s “Coffee Haus,” Oct. 10. Slade, an off-campus housing option for students, was founded as a way for student activists to form a community based in sustainability.

Christa Guzman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

String lights illuminated the walls and people huddled into any free space they could find as musicians, poets, storytellers and beyond took the stage. Students flock to the Slade Coffee Haus every other Thursday night for an open mic. Slade Ecological Co-op, an off campus housing option for stude...

Classical duo strikes a chord at UVM

Cellist Matt Haimovitz (Left) and pianist Simone Dinnerstein (Right) rehearse before their performance in the UVM Recital Hall, Oct. 11. Dinnerstein has performed with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, and Haimovitz made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic at age 13.

Sophia Duplin, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

As musicians tuned their instruments, classical music lovers and Lane Series regulars filed in for an unforgettable performance.  Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Simone Dinnerstein performed Oct. 11 in the UVM Recital Hall.  As part of the Lane Series, a Friday night concert series presented by UVM , the c...

The good, the bad and the “meh” of “Love, Death & Robots”

The good, the bad and the

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

October 17, 2019

There are not many corners of the entertainment industry where you can find intelligent yogurt, living piles of garbage, ancient hallucinogenic fish, cyborg gangs and a healthy dose of nihilism all wrapped up neatly into one series. However, in a recent short form, mostly animated series, Netflix ...

Noah Kahan comes home to Higher Ground

Noah Kahan performs on stage at the Higher Ground Ballroom, Oct. 10. The show, which sold out, was a part of Kahan’s “Busyhead” tour.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The background music cut out as colorful lights illuminated the picturesque mountain set on stage while friends and fans cheered.  Vermont native Noah Kahan performed Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 at South Burlington’s popular music venue, Higher Ground. The performance was apart of the North American tour fo...

Burlington ghostwalk: two culture writers’ critiques

Queen City Ghostwalk leader Thea Lewis speaks during a tour, Oct. 4. Lewis has been operating the tour, which brings guests around downtown Burlington and features several landmarks, since 2002.

Marjorie McWilliams and Cyrus Oswald

October 11, 2019

Educational and Fun Marjorie McWilliams A bright orange ribbon around a black hat and a floor length cape completed the mysterious aura of Thea Lewis on a chilly Burlington night.  Lewis has led Queen City Ghostwalk for 17 years and it shows. “I’ve been scaring up history in Burlington si...

Prism Center turns 20 years old

Planning Committee member Sanford Friedman ‘73 and his partner Jerry Hipps converse with other attendees of the Prism Center’s 20th anniversary celebration, Oct. 4. For the first time, the celebration, which took place in the Alumni House, was fully funded by the University.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Speeches and solidarity filled the Alumni House during the Prism Center’s 20th anniversary celebration. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, the Prism Center held its 20th anniversary party on Oct. 4 in the Alumni House. Students and faculty gathered to c...

Lucky Chinese Food Cart boasts 27 years on campus

Lap Ninh, owner and operator of Lucky Chinese Food, poses in his truck, Oct. 1. Ninh has been operating the truck for the past 27 years.

Sophia Duplin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

In search of a tasty, affordable lunch on campus students often frequent the food trucks that line University Place. Lap Ninh has been operating a self-run Chinese food truck called Lucky Chinese Food Cart on University Place since he was 35-years-old. Students who are fans of his General Tso...

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Theater department to present

Anya Kauffman

October 8, 2019

UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is putting on two fall plays, one that is an all-female cast, and one that is a mostly male cast.  Premiering Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5-6 at 2 p.m., will be “The Wolves,” followed by “The Normal Heart,” running Nov. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 9-10 at 2 p.m. “The...

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity

Connor Adams, Culture Columnist

October 5, 2019

“House of Sugar” has potential to be a solid album, but track after track it fails to deliver. Alex G has been an indie superstar from his humble beginnings on bandcamp to collaborations with Frank Ocean. Even with his impressive fan base and incredible debut, more recently he has only released albu...

Kroll’s nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Kroll's nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Umbrellaed by a glittering marquee, chatty friends and focused ushers loitering in a high-traffic lobby were all ready to laugh at anyone’s expense. Comedian Nick Kroll’s Sept. 26 stop at Burlington’s Flynn Theater on his “Middle Aged Boy Tour” centered around off-color adulting, precari...

Fleming Museum puts activism on display

The words, “Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul,” along with a photograph taken by African American artist John Edmonds is the first piece museum goers see as they enter the exhibit of the same name. The exhibit is on loan to the University until Dec. 23.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

A print of a black janitor mops the floor of a war memorial with American flags looming over his head in a new exhibit. Commentary on the essence of America‘s history flows from the artworks of Fleming Museum’s fall 2019 exhibits. At the opening reception Sept 27, the new exhibits titled “RESIST! INSIST! PERSI...

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