The Vermont Cynic

Behind Burlington’s Creative Social Network

Max Mccurdy

February 7, 2017

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It’s no secret that Burlington is a creative community — this much can be understood by simply looking at jackets and backpacks Burlingtonians  embellish with the Grateful Dead logo. In an attempt to better understand Burlington’s artistic spirit, I reached out to a number of local artists and creators to get their i...

Down in the Heartland with Twin Peaks

Maggie Richardson

December 2, 2016

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Jack Dolan and his bandmates have been around the block. Touring together since high school, Dolan’s band Twin Peaks released their third studio album in May. After hitting the West Coast and Europe on tour, they are making their first appearance in Burlington on Dec. 5. The band’s roots are in Chicago, where the...

The Anti-Sport

The Anti-Sport

November 30, 2016

Skateboarding is set to be in the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo. I’m confused. The Olympics are for ...

And The Kids Share Lovers

And The Kids Share Lovers

Maggie Richardson

October 26, 2016

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“I’m trying to wrangle everyone into a group costume...but it’s a secret!,” said And The Kids...

Grand Point North Celebrates Burlington

Grand Point North Celebrates Burlington

September 15, 2016

With summer officially coming to an end next week, Grand Point North music festival serves not only ...

Wit and Wisdom with Matteo Lane

Wit and Wisdom with Matteo Lane

Caroline Shea

September 13, 2016

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Matteo Lane is a master of many trades: he’s a painter, an illustrator, an opera singer and now, a stan...

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

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

Caroline Shea

April 21, 2016

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“Myths and old stories feel unresolved. You want to explain them,” Taylor Smith told me as we sat ...

48 Hours across the Border

48 Hours across the Border

April 11, 2016

It’s a strange feeling to hop in your car for a short ride and suddenly be in another country. It’s a...

An Education: Lessons Learned from Converse Hall

An Education: Lessons Learned from Converse Hall

March 31, 2016

Incoming college students can arm themselves with myriad study guides, syllabi, and workshops that pro...

Kendrick and Kanye: Artistry versus Ego

Kendrick and Kanye: Artistry versus Ego

Jacob Holzman

March 17, 2016

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Kendrick Lamar just released a new record, “untitled unmastered,” and it is a great listen. The q...

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

March 15, 2016

Because of the WRUV graveyard shifts, the Davis Center is the UVM facility that never sleeps. The gr...

Sanders’ Tie-Dyed Primary

Sanders’ Tie-Dyed Primary

Maggie Richardson

February 16, 2016

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     The first thing I notice as I cross the parking lot are the men in suits. It’s thirty degrees...

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