The Vermont Cynic

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

Music media and its consumers are facing a moral dilemma:  whether they can continue to separate artists from art. XXXTentacion’s 2018 album title, “?” fits for how he should be looked at as an artist:  with question and caution. To call the Florida rapper problematic is an understateme...

Artist stirs up debate on sexuality

Greta Bjornson

February 11, 2016

It’s fair to say the majority of Vermont is in favor of promoting same-love, as it legalized gay marriage in 2009. However, a dialogue is created when straight celebrities portray homosexuality in a photography movement. French artist Olivier Ciappa’s photo series “Imaginary Couples” has bee...

‘Born Ruffians’ Spotlight

October 30, 2015

With plenty of spunk, enthusiasm and fresh music, this Canadian indie band resurfaces in Burlington. Born Ruffians made their second visit to Signal Kitchen Oct. 27, which was their first stop on the U.S. leg of the RUFF Tour. “[Signal Kitchen does] a great job recording and filming shows and colla...

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