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“Finding Our Voices: Stories of American Dissent” premieres at the Roxy, Wed March 18

March 26, 2009


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"Tell me what you need. What you really want," cried out anti-war protestors in NYC, 2008. Their answer: "Justice." Nothing selfish about that.Providing the most accurate portrayal of American dissenters against the Iraq-war, "Finding Our Voices: Stories of American Dissent" does ultimate justice to t...

Vermont’s need to secede

March 23, 2009


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"Vermont could govern itself better." In making this statement, Frank Bryan, a UVM political science professor, speaks not just for himself, but voices the opinion of the growing Vermont independence movement.     Vermont secessionists believe the federal government is corrupt and wish...

A resurrection on Henry Street

March 5, 2009


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Sandwiched between Loomis St. and North St. is the little known, seldom-used Henry St. At the bottom of Henry St., less than half of a block up from North Willard St., lies a true Burlington business success story: Henry Street Deli Mart.Two years ago, Henry Street Deli Mart was notorious for havin...

You can’t kill the boogeyman

March 2, 2009


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The most important thing to remember about the psycho-killer is that they never stay dead for long. And just like the unstoppable monsters they showcase, slasher films have also refused to curl up and die.For the past decade, American horror movies have been dominated by the "torture-porn" genre, flicks th...

“Taken” for a ride

March 2, 2009


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If you were a 17-year-old teenage girl who has been kidnapped in Paris, drugged and sold into the sex-slave trade, who would you want your father to be? Only one man: Bryan Mills.The events of "Taken" are so tightly directed and scripted that you have no choice but to suspend your disbelief and go along for...

Higher Ground offers New Deal to boisterous crowd

February 26, 2009


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Dining with Dodson

February 23, 2009


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Soup in the winter is exquisite. It tends to comfort one with its rich flavors and full body reviving each frozen sense. Soup is also simple to make. By either taking fresh ingredients or frozen leftovers, one has the opportunity to make something delicious by simply tossing everything into a simmering...

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February 4, 2009


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February 4, 2009


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“How I Learned to Drive” fails to rev engines

September 22, 2008


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How I Learned to DrivePaula VogelDir. Joanne FarrellChamplain CollegePaula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "How I Learned to Drive," premiered last Wednesday at the Champlain Alumni Auditorium. Directed by Joanne Farrell, a former teacher of dramatic texts at the University of Vermont, the play w...

Mr. Hedberg, we hardly knew ye

Julia Wejchert

September 22, 2008


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Do You Believe in Gosh? Mitch Hedberg (Comedy Central Records) 4 Stars Filling the void created by his untimely death in 2005, comedian Mitch Hedberg's recently released Do You Believe in Gosh has the bittersweetness of any posthumous release, that comes from the chance to revisit a missed artist,...

Will Sheff’s river flows on

September 22, 2008


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Okkervil River The Stand Ins (Jagjaguar Records) 3.5 StatsWhile the indie world is wrapped up in the nondescript jaunt of synth-pop and dance rock, Okkervil River has released another intricate, thinking-man's album.For the veteran indie folkers from Austin, Texas, The Stand-Ins represents the i...

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