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New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food, Reviews

Pizzeria Ida is one of the North End’s newest and most exciting pizza joints, serving up authentic, wood oven, neapolitan and sicilian style “pies on demand.” Since it opened in late September 2018, Pizzeria Ida has been hidden away behind a nondescript parking lot off of 662 Riverside Ave. ...

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Legos: everyone remembers spending time building with them in our childhood. That being said, I for one didn’t expect a movie based around these construction blocks to be any good. When the first Lego movie turned out to be amazing, I was thrown through a loop. Now that the sequel to the inconceivably popul...

There is no room for cultural appropriation in music

There is no room for cultural appropriation in music

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

As Ariana Grande incessantly reminds us in “7 rings,” she’s single, famous and exorbitantly wealthy. Since her breakup with comedian Pete Davidson, Grande has taken on a very public and inspiring single-girl persona who focuses on her friends, her work and, above all, herself. “7 Rin...

“Pippin” challenges theatre department

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

A father and son from the Middle Ages are reimagined in UVM’s production of “Pippin.” The theater department will debut its performance Feb. 27. Junior Anna Cataldo said that “Pippin’s” music is what she loves about the musical and that it is one of her favorite shows because of the score. ...

The Oscars: more diverse, but lacks serious intention

The Oscars: more diverse, but lacks serious intention

Kim Henry, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

The Oscars have been in hot water for years. The awards show was surrounded by controversies like #OscarsSoWhite and their record low ratings last year, according to a March 2018 Vanity Fair article.  This year’s Oscars is without a host for the first time, and many catagories will be cut from the broa...

Literary magazine receives an overhaul

Literary magazine receives an overhaul

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

Amid recent controversies over budget cuts to the humanities, it can seem like the arts community at UVM is more fractured than ever. The Gist, UVM’s student-run literary and visual arts journal, aims to change this.  Formerly known as Vantage Point, The Gist publishes once a semester, with weekly m...

Troupe brings step dancing to campus

Troupe brings step dancing to campus

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

At the kick-off to this year’s Black History Month celebration at UVM, dancers used their feet, hands and mouths to make music perfectly in time with their movements. Traveling dance troupe Step Afrika visited UVM Feb. 6. The step dancing performance was hosted by the University’s Black St...

Maggie Rogers sings of love and fame in latest album

Maggie Rogers sings of love and fame in latest album

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I woke up early Jan. 18 to Spotify alerting me to the news I had been waiting for all month: one of my favorite artists had finally released her first album. Needless to say, I spent all morning and all week listening to Maggie Roger’s “Heard It in A Past Life” on repeat.  Roger’s ...

Professor explores race and inspiration in new book

Professor explores race and inspiration in new book

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

The author took her place behind the podium to face a crowd of friends, colleagues, students and strangers. The applause died down, and the author smiled. “I’ll try not to cry,” she said.  English professor Emily Bernard is the author of “Black is The Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s T...

“Ballad of Buster Scruggs” displays creativity over cohesion

Keely Lyons, Staff Columnist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

In the opening scene of the Coen brothers’ newest film, a ragged and worn book titled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” lies centered on a nondescript wooden floor as Western guitars and horns play in the background. A wrinkled hand opens the cover as the names of some of Hollywood’s biggest hit...

A cappella group performs to benefit heart health

A cappella group performs to benefit heart health

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

The UVM a cappella group Hit Paws and nonprofit organization Team Heart joined forces the night of Jan. 19 at Southwick Hall to present a charity concert.   Matt Dooman This charity concert was initiated by first-year Lauren Eisel. Recently, Eisel was flipping through stories in the New York Ti...

“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

Hunter McKenzie, Senior Culture Columnist

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I should admit that before I sat down to watch “Roma,” I knew almost nothing about it. Holly Coughlan I knew that it was a Spanish language film. I knew that it was in black and white. I also vaguely knew of the soft controversy surrounding the film’s distributor, Netflix, that made it available...

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