The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Film Review: Napoleon Dynamite

September 14, 2004

This PG-rated epic's hero is far from your typical hunk who all the girls drool over. He is Napoleon Dynamite. Napoleon, played by Jon Heder, is a high school geek who lives in The-Middle-of-Nowhere,...

Off The Record, Beastie Boys’ 5 Boroughs

September 14, 2004

The Beastie Boys, how sweet the sound. They once were lost, but now they're found. It's been almost two full decades since the 1986 release of the Beastie Boys' classic album License to Ill. Group-members...

Off The Record

September 11, 2004

7L and Esoteric have been big players in the Boston hip-hop scene since the summer of 2000 release of the Speaking Real Words EP. The duo's blend of 7L's high quality eclectic production and creative...

Off the Record

April 12, 2004

Last weekend I purchased the new cd from Los Angeles rapper Murs. The West Coast's eccentric version of Old Dirty Bastard, Murs is known for his crazy antics as well as his work with groups like Atmosphere...

Hidalgo Is A Hit

April 12, 2004

In Hidalgo, Viggo Mortensen plays a Pony Express courier for the US cavalry that witnesses the destruction of American Indian populations circa 1890 in the American frontier. Since his parentage is...

White Lines, Black Roads, Grey Album, Nothing Important

March 8, 2004

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...

WRUV DJ Profile

March 1, 2004

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...

The Passion of the Christ

March 1, 2004

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...

21 Grams Pulls Up 7 Short

February 9, 2004

"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)....

New Hampshire and Back

Cathleen Alison Murray February 2, 2004

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...

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

Michael David Spies January 26, 2004

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...

The Matrix: Revolutions Opens

December 8, 2003

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...

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