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“Bald Bill” Henshaw: Inside the Mind of a Body Artist

Caroline Shea

October 17, 2015

My parents started placing bets on what my first tattoo would be after I left for college. I’m still leaving them hanging. Bill Henshaw, affectionately known as “Bald Bill” by his friends and coworkers, guesses he’s a little bit ahead of me. He’s been tattooed by over 100 tattoo artists and ...

The Internet at Signal Kitchen

October 11, 2015

If you have never heard of Odd Future or Tyler the Creator, then you’ve missed some truly artful hip hop. Tyler, specifically, has been brought into the spotlight for his satirical crudeness. His tracks are either rowdy and full of hyperbolic violence towards women and himself, or serious reflection...

Lit Club at the Light Club

Cleo Rohn

October 11, 2015

Walk into the Light Club Lamp Shop on any night and you’ll be greeted with an immediate sense of serenity. The intimate space, with its dark wooden bar counter and lamp-lined walls, stays quieter on most nights than its adjacent older siblings, ¡Duino! (Duende) and Radio Bean. But on Monday nights...

Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM

In Defense of the Ying Yang Twins DAYNA WYCKOFF/The Vermont Cynic

October 9, 2015

In the Harris-Millis dining hall last week, I overheard a snippet of conversation above the din of the crowd. "Are you going to see the Ying Yang Brothers?" asked a voice directly behind me."Nah, they're, like, outdated," said the voice’s counterpart. Both voices had the lilting, spliff-cured huskiness that...

An Eclectic Evening with Friends + Family

October 5, 2015

             On a recent Sunday night, local arts institution Burlington City Arts and whimsically charming music collective Friends + Family collided in a raw display of talent and passion.             The night’s lineup included an eclectic handful of bands, including highlights bass-dri...

Yakking with Bison

Frances King

October 5, 2015

  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 al...

Pingala: Vegan Food for Omnivores

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September 14, 2015

   As both an omnivore and a nitpicky jerk, it’s always bothered me a little to be called a carnivore. The confusion, if that’s what it is, likely stems from the fact that I eat meat with obvious enthusiasm. I’ve heard the term directed at other people who eat meat, usually by those who do n...

Fun with Friends and Family

Fun with Friends and Family

September 14, 2015

In warehouses, coffee shops and living rooms across town, a local collective of musicians and music-lovers called Friends and Family is working to bring live music from concert venues to the community. “We're an outlet for DIY performance in Burlington,” said Dana Heng, UVM alumna and member of ...

Your Weekend Fix: 9/18-20

Caroline Shea

September 10, 2015

[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 ...

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

April 24, 2015

 [dropcap style="normal or inverse or boxed"]I[/dropcap]t takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup, and 30 to fuel Misery Loves Company’s springtime Sugar Shack event.That figure doesn’t factor in the four gallons of syrup that chefs Nathaniel Wade and Aaron Josinsky also us...

The Magic of Gathering

April 20, 2015

(Leather)Bound for Glory

(Leather)Bound for Glory

Caroline Shea

April 11, 2015

Local indie-folk band The Leatherbound Books played a show March 15 at Higher Ground, their largest venue yet. With new music out and plans to get back in the studio to record, 2015 is shaping up to be a milestone year in the band’s career. Two nights earlier, the band and I walked into Downtown...

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