The Vermont Cynic

Wit and Wisdom with Matteo Lane

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Caroline Shea

September 14, 2016

Matteo Lane is a master of many trades: he’s a painter, an illustrator, an opera singer and now, a stand-up comedian. Lane will be at the Vermont Comedy Club Sept. 9 and 10, treating audiences to his trademark sarcastic wit. Opera may not seem like the traditional path to comedy, but for Matteo Lane, e...

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

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Caroline Shea

April 22, 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 and the duo’s other half Laura Heaberlin softly croon: “When the woods were full of wolves, t...

An Education: Lessons Learned from Converse Hall

Converse Hall. MAGGIE RICHARDSON. B-Side.

Caroline Shea

April 1, 2016

Incoming college students can arm themselves with myriad study guides, syllabi, and workshops that promise to deliver academic success. What they don’t prepare you for is the various oddities of day-to-day dorm life. My education has been delivered to me courtesy of UVM’s oldest (and spookiest) do...

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