The Vermont Cynic

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Kian Deshler, Feature Writer

August 30, 2018

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Holly Coughlan Fog nestled into the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The wind whispered over the bay, causing the slightest of ripples. Conifer trees colored the la...

Burlington’s Hierarchy of Needs

Burlington’s Hierarchy of Needs

February 28, 2018

Bagels, attention and therapy. Those are what I’d consider my three most potent needs to be. When...

Girl Got a (Tattoo) Gun

Girl Got a (Tattoo) Gun

February 19, 2018

Vermont Custom Tattoo and Piercing is tucked a flight of stairs above Cosmic Grind Coffee at 104 Church...

A Conversation with Rick from Pile

A Conversation with Rick from Pile

October 10, 2017

2017 has been big year for Pile. Since the March release of their latest studio LP “A Hairshirt...

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

February 14, 2017

Snapping their fingers under lights of purple, blue, and yellow hues, Julia Spelman, Lilly Dukich and...

The Anti-Sport

The Anti-Sport

November 30, 2016

Skateboarding is set to be in the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo. I’m confused. The Olympics are for ...

And The Kids Share Lovers

And The Kids Share Lovers

Maggie Richardson

October 27, 2016

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“I’m trying to wrangle everyone into a group costume...but it’s a secret!,” said And The Kids...

Cricket Blue’s Io: An Exploration of Music, Myth and Agency

Cricket Blue’s Io: An Exploration of Music, Myth and Agency

Caroline Shea

April 22, 2016

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“Myths and old stories feel unresolved. You want to explain them,” Taylor Smith told me as we sat ...

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

March 16, 2016

Because of the WRUV graveyard shifts, the Davis Center is the UVM facility that never sleeps. The gr...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

February 6, 2016

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The...

Extra Spice in the Old North End

Extra Spice in the Old North End

November 8, 2015

“I’ll do medium spice, just to be safe,” said the server at Central Market Taste of Asia on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington’s North...

Indie Films Showcase Labor and Love at Vermont Filmmaker’s Showcase

Caroline Shea

November 5, 2015

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“Indie filmmaking has never had it so good,” John Summa told me. We were sitting in his Old Mill office, surrounded by stacks of towering books. Summa, an Economics professor at UVM, wrote one of the films featured at the Vermont International Film Festival’s Vermont Filmmaker’s Showcase. His documentary, The Resurr...

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