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Warhol and class re-visited in professor’s new book

Warhol and class re-visited in professor’s new book

Julia Nugent, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

Museums, some say, is where art goes to die. Hung on white walls and viewed from afar, art can sometimes seem out of touch with everyday life. In his new book “Warhol’s Working Class,” UVM art history professor Anthony Grudin explores the ways in which Andy Warhol captured, redefined and sensati...

Perfecting the wine swirl

Perfecting the wine swirl

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life

With an elegant swish of a thin stemmed glass, the wine’s scent floats into the air. And as long as it doesn’t “smell like a wet basement,” it’s a good wine. This proper swirling technique was one bit of wine knowledge I gained from my evening at Dedalus wine bar. Tucked away on artsy ...

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

I am stumbling out of a movie theater, turning a line of dialogue from the film I’ve just seen around in my head, over and over: “Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” In the process of trying to understand what it means, I’m met by brutal winter wind. I’m stunned, having...

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

Men in biker vests and college students in flannel sit clustered on Nectar’s barstools. Neon disco balls flash gently. The smell of craft beer stings. It’s been 30 minutes of waiting and shouted small talk attempted over the sound check, but when the first guitar notes hit the amps, the energy ...

Mending community health one yoga pose at a time

Mending community health one yoga pose at a time

Charlie Ross, Cynic Correspondent

January 30, 2018


Filed under Life

One Burlington yoga studio is redefining charity by donating mental and physical health to the local community. Sangha Studios, with locations on Pine Street and North Winooski Ave, opened its doors to the public Jan. 20 to give back to locals with a day of complimentary classes. Sangha Studios...

Gear up for colder weather with these seasonal essentials

Gear up for colder weather with these seasonal essentials

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Life

Though the Princeton Review ranks UVM as one of the top-10 greenest universities in the country, campus is looking pretty white this season. The city of Burlington received a total of 20 inches of snow in the one month students were gone and had an average temperature of 19 degrees, according to W...

Stop and think before you get forever inked

Stop and think before you get forever inked

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

January 26, 2018


Filed under Life

Tattoos are permanent pieces of art. They are a form of expression, and it seems like everyone is into them — even grandmas. I entered adulthood in a time when it wasn’t just motorcyclists and sailors who had tattoos. One in five Americans sports ink, so it’s not surprising that 40 percent of...

Don’t sweat it, coolness is a social construct

Don’t sweat it, coolness is a social construct

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Columns, Life

When I was in kindergarten, the cool kids wore bell bottoms and were growing out their baby bangs. But the definition of cool grew more complicated as I got older. Now, coolness is measured by how many personal electronics you have and whether or not your ears are pierced. The Oxford English D...

Students & faculty delve into books over break

Students & faculty delve into books over break

Jean McBride, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

During winter break, members of the UVM community spent their time catching up on good books. While your course work is light, head to the library to check out some of these recommendations.  Although college students and professors have plenty of assigned reading during the semester, 83 percent of 18 ...

Seasoned musician to perform in Lane Series

Seasoned musician to perform in Lane Series

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Somewhere between a violin, cello and the human voice lies the sound of the electronic instrument, the theremin. Its relative, whose bright red neoprene keyboard is distinctive, is the Continuum Fingerboard. Composer and performer Rob Schwimmer is a maestro of both these instruments, and he’s comin...

Music Shaming

Music Shaming

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Life

While walking down the street in Burlington, the buzz of bass and licks of guitar reverberate from buildings all around. Burlington’s flourishing music scene is expansive in scale but perhaps limiting in its inclusion of different genres.   There are over 20 different venues in a 15 square-mile r...

Co-op offers community of clay for artists

Co-op offers community of clay for artists

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Located on the first floor of the Living/Learning Center, UVM’s Pottery Co-op is a hub for creation, education and community all wrapped up in one cozy little studio. Since 1974, the Co-op has offered classes, materials and a space for its members to learn about and create all things ceramic, ...

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