The Vermont Cynic

Yakking with Bison

Frances King

October 5, 2015

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  When asked to describe their sound, UVM student-band Bison may resort to “diskopunk,” a term coined by the group after admitting no genre does the sound justice. All three seniors agreed that the sound they have created in their new EP, “PSB,”available on SoundCloud, is a combination of all their favorite aspec...

Pingala: Vegan Food for Omnivores

Pingala: Vegan Food for Omnivores

September 14, 2015

   As both an omnivore and a nitpicky jerk, it’s always bothered me a little to be called a carnivore. The confu...

Fun with Friends and Family

Fun with Friends and Family

September 14, 2015

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In warehouses, coffee shops and living rooms across town, a local collective of musicians and music-lovers c...

Your Weekend Fix: 9/18-20

Caroline Shea

September 9, 2015

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[Editor's Note:     The Weekend Fix is a weekly column highlighting the good/weird/tragically overlooked events and activities that YOU should be doing this weekend.] Friday, Sept. 18 Looking to get moving after a week of laying low and avoiding the heat? Check out Salsa Night at 9 p.m. at Zen Lounge.  If salsa’s...

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

April 24, 2015

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The Magic of Gathering

April 20, 2015

Filed under Features, Video

(Leather)Bound for Glory

(Leather)Bound for Glory

April 11, 2015

Local indie-folk band The Leatherbound Books played a show March 15 at Higher Ground, their largest venue...

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

March 29, 2015

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2013: a musical spectrum

January 14, 2014

Filed under Archives, Features, Reviews

In 2013, a musical evolution took place among the characters that create it.  New sounds dominated many of the genres that were becoming stale.  The prevailing sounds of the past couple of years have developed further to be better than ever before.  Instead of pointlessly rating the top albums, here are my favorite albums f...

‘Her’ takes top honor

January 14, 2014

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Around 70 minutes into Spike Jonze's "Her," two principal characters have sex for the first time.  It's an intense rush of feeling, full of desire, surprise and instinct. The movie fades to black as the two come down from their high, and transitions back into an angelic, silent view of a city skyline at night.  The message i...

Grilled cheese impacts global hunger

Danielle Goglia

December 4, 2013

Filed under Archives, Features, Food

FeelGood is a small non-profit deli with a big mission.  The student-run organization with the slogan, "Ending world hunger one grilled cheese at a time," just completed their second campaign on the international crowdfunding site Indiegogo titled "A Week in Their Shoes."   "We did the first round of this event last Apri...

Skiing onto the screen

Colin Kamphuis

December 3, 2013

Filed under Archives, Features, Reviews

Despite being a state that takes pride in its history and ski culture, Vermont had yet to produce a film that comprehensively covers its diverse range of skiing.  To make matters worse, most of the local ski hills that represent the backbone of skiing have been neglected, their significance forgotten until now. Local film...

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