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One Song Worth a Whole Album?

November 29, 2005

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Artist: Devendra BanhartAlbum: Cripple Crow The album runs a little long. With 22 tracks, it tends to run its course by the end. There are moments though, for instance, "Heard Somebody Say" starts a bit like The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" and becomes even catchier. The soft strumming and soft singing gives a listener a rel...

Sun Kill Moon and Plenty of Good Songs

November 15, 2005

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Artist: Sun Kill MoonAlbum: Tiny Cities Sun Kill Moon's Mark Kozelek formerly was the frontman for Red House Painters and now has released a whole album dedicated to covers of Modest Mouse songs. The album consists of eleven tracks and focuses on early songs by Modest Mouse, including "Neverending Math Equation" and "Dramamin...

Thou Shalt Love Thy Grandmother as Thyself

November 15, 2005

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Artist: The Fiery FurnancesAlbum: Rehearsing My Choir Brother and sister duo Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger return with their newest release, Rehearsing My Choir, which dives even deeper into their familiar topic of life in Chicago than their former albums (the tongue-twisting Gallowsbird's Bark and their collection of pr...

Shopgirl Review

November 15, 2005

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With a tagline like, "relationships don't always fit like a glove," one can assume Steve Martin's "Shopgirl" to be a problematic film. Starring Claire Danes as Mirabelle Buttersfield, a Vermonter-moved-West-in-search-of-fame, who spends her days wearing cute 1950s inspired dresses, standing behind the counter of the glove de...

Off The Record: Danger Doom

November 15, 2005

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Artist: Danger DoomAlbum: The Mouse and the Mask Any rap album that starts with a cartoon asking listeners "Why did you buy this album? You're stooooo-pid" immediately catches my attention. Danger Doom's recent release The Mouse and the Mask is a concept album which brings comic book influenced mask-wearing emcee MF DOOM together ...

A Taste of TASTE

September 7, 2005

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If you have been at UVM for more than a semester, you are well aware of the importance of occasionally eating off campus. Luckily, we are fortunate enough to be in a town with an assortment of good food only a short walk away. With that being said, there are many different reasons that a UVM student would decide to eat of...

Murray, Jarmusch, and Broken Flowers

September 7, 2005

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The chairs were quite comfortable at the movie theater.Ê It was especially comfortable not having to cram between strangers talking and sending text messages on their cell phones, because up until the previews I was the only one there. Soon though, a few people came in and I wasn't by myself. I was there, along with th...

Eat At Mikes

March 7, 2005

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Like a good slice of pizza? Can't wait to get your hands on a warm, gooey steak and cheese? Do the words "beer," "food," and "pool" make you slightly aroused? If the answer is "yes," then I've got the place for you. The name is Mr. Mikes, and whether you're getting a quick bite to eat, preparing for a night of outrageous in...

Drowning My Sorrows at NECI

October 27, 2004

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Last week, in the midst of one of the longest weeks in my life, I got inebriated during the day. It was just what I needed. Not only did I numb my feelings, but I was also now in a position that even if I had wanted too, I couldn't have been responsible. It's easy not to do homework when you're just too drunk. A classic ex...

Leunig’s has an ego as big as mine, but neither of us can live up to our rep

October 26, 2004

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines bistro as "a small or unpretentious restaurant." A more in-depth definition may refer to the idea that a bistro should have simple dishes, with a great emphasis on good ingredients. Leunig's, although one of the best restaurants in Burlington, does not live up to this definition. Walking in...

Knowledge Reins Supreme- Over Nearly Everybody

September 28, 2004

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With over eighteen years of experience in the rap game, and thirteen albums to his name, South Bronx native KRS-One no longer has anything to prove to anyone. The question at this point is if he can continue to put out relevant music that will reach the ears of a new generation of hip-hop fans. KRS' latest effort, Keep Ri...

Wimbledon Apparently Isn’t So Bad

September 28, 2004

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Director: Richard Loncraine Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau & Eleanor Bron What could seem very intriguing about a movie that involves tennis? Moreover, what in the world is believable about a film that features Kirsten Dunst as the number- one women's player in the world? I originally anticipated th...

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