The Vermont Cynic

A review of Demetri Martin’s comedy

September 14, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

I received a message late one night from my friend Ilyssa, explaining to me that a young well-known comedian named Demetri Martin would be performing at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.Given my infatuation with stand-up comedy, I found myself buying the ticket almost instantaneously.The decision was not a total shot in the dark. I had ...

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

Sugar Shack Celebrates Syrup

April 24, 2015

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Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

Eat a Real Donut: Ren Wiener at Scout & Co

March 29, 2015

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Film illustrates life of playboy

Colin Kamphuis

March 10, 2015

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Alcoholic, playboy, baby daddy; words one might use to describe the ill-tempered  Joseph Turner, played by Timothy Spall, who is perhaps Britain’s greatest artist and the titular character of the film “Mr. Turner.” “Mr. Turner” tells the story of Joseph Mallor William Turner,  a British painter active during the ear...

‘Birdman’ nails it

Colin Kamphuis

February 10, 2015

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Great pacing, an endearing cast and brilliant writing left me fixated for the entire 119-minute run. The movie is about former action hero Riggan Thomson, played by Michael Keaton, who at the end of his career puts on a play adaptation of Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” as director, wri...

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