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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Minari and the American dream

Minari and the American dream

Luke Davis, Culture Staff Writer March 31, 2021

When David hears his Mom and Dad shouting about things he doesn’t understand in the living room, his solution is to make paper airplanes with his sister. They scrawl “DON’T FIGHT” on them, and...

Newest Big Mouth season answers the questions youre afraid to ask

Newest “Big Mouth” season answers the questions you’re afraid to ask

Emma Shapera, Culture Columnist October 20, 2019

I think it’s safe to say that getting older never stops being terrifying, but as college students we have maybe half our shit figured out.  Thankfully, your favorite animated middle school squad...

The good, the bad and the meh of Love, Death & Robots

The good, the bad and the “meh” of “Love, Death & Robots”

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor October 17, 2019

There are not many corners of the entertainment industry where you can find intelligent yogurt, living piles of garbage, ancient hallucinogenic fish, cyborg gangs and a healthy dose of nihilism all wrapped...

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor November 4, 2018

Monroe Cromis Another year, another Halloween, another excuse to go home, shut off the lights, sit yourself down in front of your TV and break out some spooky video games. You’ve just survived midterms,...

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer October 18, 2018

Tommy Lau Comedian Jen Kirkman took over the stage at Vermont Comedy Club with bootcut jeans and plenty of stories to tell. Although best known for being a regular roundtable panelist on “Chelsea...

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.

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

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...

“Black Panther” brings black superheroes into the spotlight

Alec Collins, Arts Columnist February 28, 2018

The latest addition to Disney’s sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther,” is the most important superhero blockbuster since “Iron Man” reinvented the genre in 2008. “Black Panther,”...

“Phantom Thread” enchants and surprises

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist February 8, 2018

Silk, lace, muslin, taffeta, chiffon and satin. In every instant of “Phantom Thread,” fashion pours out of the frame and couture overwhelms the eye with bold elegance. There are sleeves, crisp...

Call Me By Your Name transports audience

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist January 31, 2018

I am stumbling out of a movie theater, turning a line of dialogue from the film I’ve just seen around in my head, over and over: “Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” In the...

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Cynic Columnist November 2, 2017

Video games are one of my favorite pastimes, whether I want to have fun with friends or wind down after a rough exam. With Halloween coming up, I’ve compiled a list of games to try out between the spooky...

Author M.T. Anderson talks about his new book “Symphony for the City of the Dead” in the Fletcher Free Library March 31. PHIL CARRUTHERS/The Vermont Cynic

Author analyzes history of symphony

April 7, 2016

The interplay between art and history is often overlooked.Bestselling author M.T. Anderson reminded his audience of the remarkable way art and history can intertwine during an evening of literature and...

Marvel’s witty superhero makes it to the big screen

Marvel’s witty superhero makes it to the big screen

March 24, 2016

From lines like, “Time to make the chimi-fucking-changas!” to masturbation references, Deadpool is definitely not a typical superhero movie.  The movie follows Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), an ex-special...

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