The Vermont Cynic

“Untitled Goose Game” beats recent game releases

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Arts Editor

November 7, 2019

The months leading up to winter are some of the best when it comes to massive video game releases.  Just take a look at the high profile games that have hit the stands in recent weeks: “Borderlands 3,” “The Outer Worlds” and “Gears 5,” to name a few. However, one recently release...

“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

Hunter McKenzie, Senior Culture Columnist

January 17, 2019

I should admit that before I sat down to watch “Roma,” I knew almost nothing about it. Holly Coughlan I knew that it was a Spanish language film. I knew that it was in black and white. I also vaguely knew of the soft controversy surrounding the film’s distributor, Netflix, that made it available...

Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success


Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

January 16, 2019

I’ve seen a lot of Spider-Man movies. Probably one too many Spider-Man movies. After a while, they kind of bleed together. Sophie Spencer That being said, Tobey Maguire was not a bad Spider-Man. Neither was Andrew Garfield. Tom Holland appears to be a youthful, hilarious mix of a great Spider-Man and a great Peter Parker, with future movies ...

Gaga amazes in “A Star is Born”

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 19, 2018

If you don’t want to spend a Friday night catching another dull superhero flick, the new “A Star is Born” is the kind of the movie — at least for the first 2/3  — that one needs to see when the brain and the heart need a reboot. Here’s what happens when you do go catch “A Star is Born:”...

St. Vincent’s new album is an epic of self-reflection

Kelsey Neubauer

November 10, 2017

Annie Clark has been deemed a contemporary “female Bowie,” by critics since she first began producing music as St. Vincent. In her most recent album, she examines the personal veracity of an imposed on her - Bowie’s androgynous indie-pop successor. Reviews of her album by esteemed music...

On campus coffee for your exam cram


Chris Leow

December 8, 2015

Finals are coming and for most students that means late nights, flashcards and lots of coffee. To help with the latter, I’ve compiled a list of coffees around campus and my thoughts on them: Speeder and Earl's (Cyber Cafe):   The Cyber Cafe was my long standing caffeine source my first years o...

A ‘Pebble’ you’ll want to share

Pictured is a dish from A Single Pebble PHOTO BY RYAN THORTON

Chris Leow

November 20, 2015

A Single Pebble is an upscale Asian restaurant, and well aware of it. The lighting is dim and waiters and waitresses give off a sophisticated air, creating a more formal atmosphere. This is the place that springs to mind when you ask locals where to find gourmet Asian food.  It was named “The Best Re...

“Foxcatcher” wrestles with the after effects of success

Colin Kamphuis

March 24, 2015

A reclusive, eccentric billionaire and a world champion wrestler team up to train for the 1988 Olympics in the five-time Oscar-nominated movie, “Foxcatcher.” Rather than focusing solely on the athlete’s pursuit of some title, “Foxcatcher” is a sports movie that contains underlying drama and c...

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