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Coffee crawl: a guide to Burly’s caffeine scene

Coffee crawl: a guide to Burly’s caffeine scene

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food

With finals around the corner, it's almost that time of year again. Don’t worry though, the Cynic has you covered with a handy guide of Burlington’s thriving coffee scene for when you need your next hit. Over the span of an hour, I toured five of downtown’s most popular spots, ordering my drink of choi...

Culture Staff Recommends: fun things to try the next time you get high

Culture Staff Recommends: fun things to try the next time you get high

Culture Staff

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Whether you’re toking up on your own or sharing with a group, check out what the Culture staff recommends for high time entertainment and grub.   The Joy of Painting Jonathan Greenberg Bob Ross’s series is a must watch. No matter your current state of mind, it is impossible not to ...

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

At a time when “Treat yourself” has become more of a marketing tactic than real advice, it’s important to practice self-care. Millenials spend twice as much time as baby boomers do on self-care, according to a June 2017 NPR article. Even with that in mind, it’s hard to remember to de...

Culture Staff Recommends

Culture Staff

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

April showers seem here to stay, so brighten your rainy days by checking out what the Cynic Culture writers are currently excited and passionate about. Podcast: Always Open Allie O’Connor In weekly romps of comedy, alcohol and introspection, hosts Barbara Dunkelman and Mariel Salcedo take on ques...

Local Flavor: three nearby restaurant recommendations

Local Flavor: three nearby restaurant recommendations

Culture Staff

March 27, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food

Food is necessary to fuel our every move, but mealtime can also be a transportive culinary experience. Eating establishments surrounding campus serve up both local recipes and dishes from around the world. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, weekend brunch or a sit-down dinner, there’s a sp...

Cynic Recommends

Cynic Staff

November 29, 2018


Filed under Culture

TV Show - Patriot Act Mills Sparkman Opinion Editor In “Patriot Act,” “The Daily Show” alumnus Hasan Minhaj delivers sharp, witty commentary on current events, along with insights on growing up as an Indian-American. This Netflix comedy talk show hybrid comes in weekly Sunday inst...

Culture staff reccomends

Culture Staff

October 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Podcast → “Serial” Cyrus Oswald Every episode of “Serial” season one begins the same, with a pre-recorded phone call from Adnan Syed, a recap of the last episode, and it’s signature eery theme music. A witty and captivating investigative podcast, “Serial” is one of the best out t...

Culture staff recommends

Culture Staff

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

TV Show "Sharp Objects" Recommended by Sarah Robinson Based on a novel by Gillian Flynn, “Sharp Objects” follows Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a journalist in Saint Louis. When a girl is found viciously murdered, Camille goes back to her hometown looking for the scoop but is reunited with o...

Culture staff recommends: TV shows

Culture staff recommends: TV shows

Culture Staff

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

In the final weeks of the semester, you may need to take a mental health break from studying. The Culture section recommends five TV shows you can stream online right now.   “The Great British Baking Show” Keely Lyons’ pick Pastels, pastries and whimsy are the centerpieces of this drama...

Recommendations: podcasts to listen to

Recommendations: podcasts to listen to

Culture Staff

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

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...

Culture Staff Recommends: Books

Culture Staff

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

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...

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

WRUV

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

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 ...

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