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High Llamas Get Warm and Fuzzy

February 27, 2007


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Album Review of High Llamas Can Cladders (Drag City) 3 and 1/2 starsCan we please go for a drive today in your racing-green 1986 Volvo? Can we take the train out to Oxford and read to each other from "Franny and Zooey" and suck the dew out of the thatching on English countryside houses? Because those are...

Ninjas Break Beats, and Cut Loose

February 27, 2007


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Ninjas have a reputation for being stealthy and mysterious beings - moving seamlessly through the night and carrying out ninja tasks like assassinations and spinning tornado kicks.But there will be nothing low key or deadly about Ninjadrome III, a dance party at Higher Ground, March 3 presented by UVM st...

Beauty in Background Music

February 27, 2007


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Album Review of Eluvium Copia (Temporary Residence) 4 StarsAmbient music tends to conjure images of sleeping, winter and Brian Eno. It can be either beautiful or like watching paint dry, depending on the artist's abilities and the sensibilities of the listener.Movement is key in making an ambient album...

Freshman Business Major Offers Parents Investing Advice

February 27, 2007


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June Barrington, a freshman from Delaware, announced that she "totally" understands the stock market. The momentous announcement, which she made while showering alone, bucked the trend of her complaining about her difficult major. Barrington now says she has "on lockdown" all the concepts and has even ...

Different Strokes

September 24, 2006


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The Strokes New Year's resolution: break the mold of their first two albums by releasing their third and most encompassing compilation to date, First Impressions of Earth. The boys from New York prove they have musical mobility on this one, rearranging their guitar and vocal chords to generate an excess...

Cowboys Rounding Up Hype

February 28, 2006


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Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and Transamerica all took away top awards at the Golden Globes, and are likely to make their way into cinematic history at the 78th Annual Academy Awards in spite of their provocative subject matter. Brokeback Mountain picked up the most Golden Globe nominations and earne...

In Pursuit of Reinvention

February 21, 2006


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The first few months of college were hectic to say the least. Drama bubbling up from beneath me, work piling on top of me and all in this strange, new world ofVermont.Music is one of the few escapes remaining - it is far safer than merely hiding at the bottom of a bottle, so my premier form of intoxi...

Kanye West and U2 Dominate the 48th Annual Grammy’s

February 14, 2006


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Guesses were all up in the air as to who was going to win the biggest awards of the night: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. In the beginning there were no favorites, but as the show progressed, it became apparent who the winners would be. U2, which was up for five Gram...

Game, Set, Match Point

January 31, 2006


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Woody Allen beautifully sets up this existential cipher in his newest film, Match Point, starring Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Christopher Walton, Rhys-Meyers' character, has abandoned his international life as a professional tennis-player for the more sedate, country club scene in Lo...

Squid Plus Whale

December 6, 2005


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In the unfortunate era of 50 percent divorce rates and the subsequent decline of the nuclear family, Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale surely resonates for the youth of "Generation Y." Director Noah Baumbach, (writing partner to Wes Anderson) presents us with his autobiographical story set in...

Walk the Line

December 6, 2005


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The clichéd monotony and predictability of most biopics is put to rest in Walk the Line, the telling of Johnny Cash's early life including childhood, drug addiction and falling hopelessly for June Carter. While many movies based on true stories tend to embellish and Hollywood-ize the original story by...

The New Euro Market

November 29, 2005


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When was the last time you had a delicious heaping bowl of goulash or some delightful Bosnian pastries? You're thinking to yourself, "what in the hell is goulash?" and "what constitutes a Bosnian pastry?" Well my hungry and culturally unsound amigos, welcome to Euro Gourmet Market and Café located a...

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