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Rain doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Senior Derek Dykstra, saxophonist for the band Adventure Dog, opens for rapper Playboy Carti at UVM Program Board ’s annual SpringFest April 28.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Glitter-covered UVM Program Board members scanned tickets as the crowd filed in to Jeffords parking lot. SpringFest 2018 started at 2 p.m. April 28. It was sixty-five degrees and sunny as a sea of students milled around the stage.   They waited in anticipation for Adventure Dog, UPB’s ...

Gender studies professor comes to UVM

Gender studies professor comes to UVM

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

Queer, trans, binary; some people call them buzzwords, others a liberal conspiracy, but to Jack Halberstam they are deeply personal. Halberstam, a professor at Columbia University, gave a lecture April 19 at the Davis Center. The visit was sponsored by the English department and the James and Mary B...

Recommendations: podcasts to listen to

Recommendations: podcasts to listen to

Culture Staff

April 25, 2018

With finals approaching, you might want a podcast to listen to while you're hunkered down in the library. The Culture staff has got you covered with four podcast recommendations. Check the Culture section weekly for our staff's latest picks. Song Exploder Hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway Hunter McKenzie’s...

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

April 19, 2018

If you enjoy feminist perspectives and John Cena butt chugging beer, “Blockers” might be the film for you. “Blockers” stars Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz, and follows three parents as they try to prevent their daughters from losing their virginities on prom night. Although it...

Burly chefs pledge to serving local

Gaku Ramen specializes in Japanese ramen noodle soups.

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

April 18, 2018

Rich chocolate, creamy soups, French pastries — all of it local.  It doesn’t take much of a walk down Church Street to get a sense of what the Burlington food scene and its chefs have to offer. One of these restaurants is Revolution Kitchen, which specializes in vegan and vegetarian food. ...

Culture Staff Recommends: Books

Culture Staff

April 18, 2018

Summer is only a few weeks away and beach reads will soon be a necessity, so the Culture staff has five book recommendations for you. Check the Culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Bluets” by Maggie Nelson Autobiography, $12.63 Hunter McKenzie’s pick This gorgeous, experime...

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Student artists can be found all over campus. Culture writer Sarah Robinson sat down with a few to talk about their work and get their take on the arts at UVM. First years Riya Padukone and Keerthi Onkaram are dancers from New Hampshire. They grew up together and are roomates. Onkaram specializes in classica...

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

WRUV

April 13, 2018

Looking to update your Spotify playlist? Need some new tunes for your next dance party? WRUV has got you covered with their top artists of the week. Yo La Tengo Frankie Cosmos Bahamas Young Fathers Caroline Rose Dent May Nap Eyes The Brian Jonestown Massacre Loma Alvvays ...

UPlayers present spring musical

The cast of the UPlayer’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” strike a pose in rehearsal at the end of the opening number. There will be two matinees of the show at 2 p.m. April 14 and 15, with one evening performance at 7 p.m. April 14.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

College students will throw it back to their middle-school days when they don thick-framed glasses, parachute pants and sweater vests for a musical coming to town this week. Don’t miss your chance to travel back to that middle school moment at “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the...

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Lorde performs the song Buzzcut Season at her Melodrama World Tour show, April 3 at TD Garden. She has brought Khalid, Tove Styrke, Mitski and Run The Jewels for her opening acts on her seventy city tour across Europe and North America.

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

April 11, 2018

Whenever I attend a concert, the aftermath is the only thing I remember clearly: running up cement staircases into cement garages, holding onto a new t-shirt and sweating. My mind always unable to catch up with itself, spinning from the lights, the sounds and the stage. These were the events that unfolded after I ...

More than brick: Williams Hall

A sculpture sits atop a group of art departement lockers in the basement of Williams Hall. The building has become home to university’s art and anthropology departments. Sophomore studio art major “It’s literally a place where people come and express themselves and it’s not cut and dry like the new Discovery building, it’s not sterile. It’s history, it’s living with all of this art.”

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

The Gothic, red-brick architecture of Williams Hall hangs over University Green, establishing the scene of the traditional  New England college. While Williams Hall is a familiar sight by many UVM students and faculty, its interior is less known. “When I saw Williams, I was like, ‘I’ve arriv...

Burlesque tour breezes into Vermont

Izzy Schechter

October 6, 2015

When most people think “burlesque,” the word “geeky” usually does not come to mind. However, the world’s geekiest burlesque yet, will take over Higher Ground Oct. 16. The show is performed by SuicideGirls, a community of “alternatively beautiful” women that exists both online and performs...

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