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Beer and Baseball Hats in the Berkshires: Solid Sound 2017

The hats of Solid Sound Festival 2017
Maggie Richardson, B-Side Editor July 3, 2017

On a muggy Friday evening in the rolling hills of the western Massachusetts Berkshires, a crowd of L.L. Bean-clad festival goers descended slowly on the sleepy town of North Adams. Though its main street...

Cricket Blue’s Io: An Exploration of Music, Myth and Agency

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Caroline Shea April 21, 2016

“Myths and old stories feel unresolved. You want to explain them,” Taylor Smith told me as we sat down to discuss Burlington folk duo Cricket Blue’s new EP “Io.” Their new EP opens as Smith...

DIY Humanitarianism Hits UVM

November 5, 2015

No matter what day of the week, walk through the Davis Center atrium or past the library steps and you’re likely to be asked for a moment of your time by a group of activists. In an atmosphere where...

Indie Films Showcase Labor and Love at Vermont Filmmaker’s Showcase

Caroline Shea November 5, 2015

“Indie filmmaking has never had it so good,” John Summa told me. We were sitting in his Old Mill office, surrounded by stacks of towering books. Summa, an Economics professor at UVM, wrote one of the...

Burlington’s Haunted History

Caroline Shea November 5, 2015

Halloween season is in full swing and it’s not unusual to see ghosts prowling the streets, usually sporting bedsheets and various party paraphernalia. However, collegiate mischief is not the only spooky...

Witches Get Snitches

October 20, 2015

Where can you play the most lighthearted, full-contact sport on campus? Only through club quidditch, the most unique sports craze to sweep college campuses in the last decade.Quidditch, originally a fictional...

“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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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