The Vermont Cynic

Five gym classes you never hear about

Emma Oyomba

November 8, 2013

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Cynic video checks out five physical education courses that are available to students that you may not know about. We interview the instructors of scuba, tennis, badminton, yoga, and figure skating.  

Mild, spicy and not too pricey

February 7, 2013

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Geographically, one might not expect the Burlington cuisine scene to offer a taste of Asian culture. Yet just a few minutes from campus are restaurants with tasty Vietnamese and Thai flair. Tourists may flock to Church Street, but should venture out just a bit farther and try Burlington's Pho Hong and Winooski's Tiny Thai for...

Animal Collective Rewinds

Dillon Baker

September 5, 2012

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Over the past 10 years, few bands have been as consistently great, unique and, perhaps most notably, divisive, as the Baltimore-based group Animal Collective.  Their newest album, "Centipede Hz" - released on Sept. 3 - is the latest in a long line of psychedelic noise-pop that has captured the alternative music scene. Th...

BTV Beats

Emma Hansen

April 4, 2012

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Beer and food lovers rejoice.   The Prohibition Pig, a new pub in Waterbury, combines Southern-inspired food with beer options from around the world.  The lengthy draught list offers several selections from Vermont, and their food incorporates as many local ingredients as possible.  Waterbury businesses suffered in the aftermath of Hurri...

Brother Ali welcomes students back to Burly

Hannah Ullman

September 8, 2011

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Underground rap artist Brother Ali kicked off the Back to School Bash on the fourth floor of the Davis Center, which was decorated to model a VIP event. The Sept. 2 event was part of the UVM Week of Welcome sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon and UVM Program Board (UPB). Green lights and bass-heavy music set the mood as guests ate candy apples, corn...

Beat gets louder in New Zealanders’ latest album

March 22, 2010

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On March 5, Clark Derbes' "A Family Gathering: Sculptures and Relatives" debuted at JDK Design Studio.His latest work features wooden sculptures, ink paintings and gouaches on birch panels by the Burlington artist.At the front of the exhibit, one is immediately welcomed by free standing, carved birch wood prisms.  "T...

“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 this nation's foundational...

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 having nothing on its shelves. ...

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 that focused exclusiv...

“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 the 96 minute th...

Higher Ground offers New Deal to boisterous crowd

February 26, 2009

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var uslide_show_id = "45025ca6-ebde-455e-9677-33c12eadb1a5";var slideshowwidth = "468";var linktext = "";A mix of electronic and hypnotic beats bumped through the bodies of the sold out crowd at Higher Ground Thursday, Feb. 19. Facing hundreds of concertgoers, hungrily thrusting their arms in the air and bouncing in the synth...

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 pot. I made butternut...

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