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February 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Shockingly violent and overwhelmingly heart- breaking, “The Revenant” is the most gruesome western to date.Inspired by true events, “The Revenant” is the stomach-churning tale of frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) surviving a near-fatal bear attack and his journey to seek revenge against t...

‘Spotlight’ displays hard journalism at its greatest

Colin Kamphuis

December 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The new journalist-centric film “Spotlight” deftly handles the stomach-turning story of the Boston Globe’s uncovering of the Catholic Church’s protection of pedophile-priests. The story focuses on the newspaper’s “Spotlight” team, America’s oldest continually operating inves...

Pop artist performs bland set

Emily Daroga

December 3, 2015


Filed under Arts

A room filled with high- heeled preteens and dads set the tone for Thursday night’s show at Higher Ground. Even though he’s an acclaimed pop musician, Nate Ruess is just another uncreative pop star who has too big of an ego for the music he makes and the show he puts on...

White Fang Album Review

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November 19, 2015


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They call themselves the “stupidest band in the world.” Their Twitter picture is their band name illustrated as the Taco Bell logo. They are Portland-based rock band White Fang.The neo-grunge, skate-punk group formed in 2005 and have been incredibly prolific ever since. On Oct. 30, White Fang rel...

Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror review

Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror review

Colin Kamphuis

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

While the prospect of watching a silent, black and white movie from 1922 might sound frighteningly boring for some, “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” proves that even films approaching their 100-year anniversary are highly watchable.   For those familiar with “Spongebob Squarepants,” the Hallowe...

The US and Soviets team up in a new spy movie

Colin Kamphuis

November 6, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

In “Bridge of Spies,” James Donovan (Hanks) is an insurance lawyer charged to defend captured Soviet spy Rudoph Abel. Despite the clamoring of the entire United States to see him sentenced to death in a kangaroo court, Donovan is determined to give Abel a fair trial. Devoted to the Constitution, D...

He Named Me Malala Review

Colin Kamphuis

October 28, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

From distinguished director Phillip Davis Guggenheim comes the film “He Named Me Malala,” the story of a young Pakistani girl attacked by Taliban fighters for seeking an education.   The documentary details the life and family of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager and Nobel Peac...

Interview with the pied piper of church street

Catie Owen

October 25, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Tourists and Burlington residents alike stop on Church Street and stare in wonder at the “one-man band with accoutrements.” There is almost no way to categorize street performer M. “Tree” Sampson. “I first thought he was very strange and eccentric, and it [the performance] almost m...

Alex G’s “Beach Music” Album Review

Izzy Schechter

October 25, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

  The ability of music to straddle the line between happiness and sadness is exemplified in “Beach Music,” a new release from electronic experimentalist Alexander Giannascoli, also known as Alex G. He cannot be confined by one single genre since he borrows from countless styles and echoes m...

“Steve Jobs” Review

Colin Kamphuis

October 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

“Steve Jobs” presents a highly critical and controversial portrayal of its subject, one that is at odds with most perceptions of the highly influential tech mogul. Michael Fassbender gives a jaw-dropping performance in his latest film, starring as Steve Jobs. Supported by Kate Winslet, Jeff Da...

Noodle shop offers a diverse menu

Chris Leow

October 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

Asiana Noodle Shop is a warm little restaurant nestled in a basement off of Church Street. Offerings include sushi, curries, various asian entrees and of course, noodles. This past week, my friends were in the mood for Asian food, so we decided to head down to Asiana for a quick dinner be...

The Internet at Signal Kitchen

October 11, 2015


Filed under Features

If you have never heard of Odd Future or Tyler the Creator, then you’ve missed some truly artful hip hop. Tyler, specifically, has been brought into the spotlight for his satirical crudeness. His tracks are either rowdy and full of hyperbolic violence towards women and himself, or serious reflection...

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