The Vermont Cynic

White Lines, Black Roads, Grey Album, Nothing Important

March 8, 2004


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Recently I bought one of those tape-player CD adapters for my car stereo. I think it was one of the best purchases I made all year because now I can finally take my two old Sublime and Big Pun tapes out of permanent rotation and listen to music that has been released since I graduated from seventh gr...

WRUV DJ Profile

March 1, 2004


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Name: Brad Desmond Show name: The Conflict Theory Time: Saturday 10-12pmGenre of Music you play:Desmond says, "These days with all the merging styles of music and influences it's hard to classify anything into just one category. I play music from the broad genre labeled 'electronic' (RPM, IDM...

The Passion of the Christ

March 1, 2004


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While watching The Passion of the Christ I had to remind myself that I was viewing a film and not a documentary of Roman torture methods. This film, directed by Mel Gibson, was the most brutal and grotesque film that I have ever seen. It surpasses all war movies, including Saving Private Ryan, in go...

21 Grams Pulls Up 7 Short

February 9, 2004


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"21 Grams" is the new film starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, and Benicio Del Toro. The film comes from the new-to-Hollywood director Alejandro Inarritu (with various accents to accent his foreignness). All the performances are pure and driven; however, the emotions they play out are over-dramatic and de...

New Hampshire and Back

Cathleen Alison Murray

February 2, 2004


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Manchester, New Hampshire is waking up. Reporters litter the streets, cameras dangling around their necks, poking microphones into faces, and scribbling in notebooks. Locals and tourists walk by clutching copies of Manchester's The Union-Leader or the New York Times. The sidewalk is frozen, clumps of...

John Brown’s Body: So Good You Should Travel To See Them

Michael David Spies

January 26, 2004


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When I arrived at Higher Ground on Friday, November 21st, to interview John Brown's Body, I had the same pre-conceived notion as many other people and critics - Here is the white reggae band. I sat down to talk with Chris (trumpet) and Tom (drums) of John Brown's Body, and was not only swayed, but al...

The Matrix: Revolutions Opens

December 8, 2003


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This week an epic story came to an end (yeah right; that's what they said about Star Wars). The Matrix: Revolutions opened in theaters around the world this past Wednesday simultaneously. East coasters enjoyed the film at 9:00 in the morning, while those on the Pacific coast received a screening at...

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

December 8, 2003


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I'm sure you've heard that Quentin Tarantino is up to his insane tricks again; that is, making avant-garde films seemingly conceptualized by the darkest aspects of man's psyche. Tarantino transforms this macabre inspiration into his clever and entertaining satires of American and human culture. T...

Transporter Shines Like Coal

November 18, 2002


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Needed: 1) One man willing to transport anything, no questions asked. 2) One attractive Asian actress with a poor grasp of the English language and/or Stanislavski's "method acting". 3) A vaguely defined plan to smuggle human cargo through Niece, France led by an Asian businessman with overtly evil he...

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