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Female phallic fixations abound

Female phallic fixations abound

Alli McLaughlin May 4, 2022

The 1970’s saw many waves of social justice, including the rise of feminism. The new HBOmax show “Minx” follows the story of Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), an aspiring feminist publisher who has poured...

Our Flag Means Death

7 seas and 10 episodes of fun

Kyle Gagnon May 4, 2022

Nothing short of stellar, “Our Flag Means Death” is the best show of 2022 thus far. This fantastic comedy hangs heavily on the various romantic involvements of a cast of misfit pirates who are in way...

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Beach Bunny’s new single rules

Kyle Gagnon April 14, 2022

Beach Bunny has released their latest single, “Fire Escape,” leading to the highly anticipated release of their new album, “Emotional Creature,” set to drop July 22. When I tell you that this single...

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Ready for new Bridgerton?

Maggie McGee April 14, 2022

It’s 1813, the height of the Regency era. London, is starting another of its social seasons. Lavish balls are thrown by wealthy families, and the daughters of this class-driven society know their goal...

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The Happy Fits fits in another great single

Alli McLaughlin April 14, 2022

Three-piece alt-pop-rock band “The Happy Fits” released their first new single of 2022 on March 17. The song, titled “Changes,” features the typical sunny sound of the funky trio; upon first listen,...

Sculpture from Thackers Darken exhibit

Tara Thacker’s “Darken” on display at Dibden Center for the Performing Arts

Alli McLaughlin March 18, 2022

Tara Thacker, assistant professor of sculpture at NVU-Johnson, is a visual artist that primarily works with porcelain to create stunning visuals that go against the typical idea of ceramic sculpture. Her...

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A Single Pebble rocks

Kyle Gagnon March 18, 2022

A Single Pebble has been a staple of the downtown Burlington food scene since 1997. It is the first restaurant that comes to mind when I am asked, “We’re going to be in town next weekend, is there...

“Firewatch” a must play

“Firewatch” a must play

Kyle Gagnon February 21, 2022

The year is 1989. You assume the role of a man named Henry, who has joined the National Park Service in Wyoming. Your job is to sit atop a massive watchtower and keep a lookout for smoke. It has been an...

Headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore

“When We Were Young Festival” set to kick off

Alli McLaughlin February 21, 2022

On Jan. 18, 2022, Live Nation broke the internet with the announcement of their upcoming When We Were Young Festival. The nostalgic lineup, which includes legendary bands like My Chemical Romance and Paramore,...

“Don’t Look Up” impresses

“Don’t Look Up” impresses

Alli McLaughlin February 21, 2022

“Don’t Look Up” is a Netflix original film that crosses the line of fiction and entangles it with the nasty truths of modern society. Director, producer, and writer Adam McKay collected a star-studded...

The Anthropocene according to John Green

The Anthropocene according to John Green

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

In May 2021, popular young adult novelist John Green released his first work of non-fiction “The Anthropocene Reviewed.” This book is a collection of essays written about facets of the “human-centered...

Master of his craft: Masayoshi Takanaka

Master of his craft: Masayoshi Takanaka

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

As the man once said, “You’re gonna wanna stop whatever you’re doing and listen to Masayoshi Takanaka.” I am embarrassed to say that I hadn’t heard of this music legend until very recently....

Taylor Swift is as good as ever

Taylor Swift is as good as ever

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

On Nov. 12, 2021, cultural icon and pop/country musician Taylor Swift re-released her 2012 album, “Red,” with a whopping 14 bonus tracks that weren’t released on the original album. Red was Taylor...

House of Gucci

A Gucci Movie

Alli McLaughlin, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

The new Ridley Scott film based on named for the fashion empire Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, gives just enough intrigue and drama to make me want to watch the movie again. Scott has directed...

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Dune disappoints but not fully

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter November 18, 2021

If you’re a sci-fi nerd, then I’m sure you’re already aware of the long-awaited film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s beloved and iconic 1965 novel “Dune,” starring Timothee Chalamet as the 15-year-old...

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Unburn Me: Dibden’s latest

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

On Nov. 4, I caught the opening night of “Unburn Me,” presented by NVU-Johnson’s new theater company “Polaris” and directed by Laura Roald. Though I was a theater kid in high school, I am a little...

Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital delivers

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

This isn’t what I would consider to be a timely review of what I currently consider to be perhaps the best indie rock album I have ever heard. Fans of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dinosaur Jr. and even...

The Nutty Goat

Going nuts for goat nuts

Opal Savoy, Editor in Chief November 18, 2021

How far would you go for a chance to have the best burger you’ve ever had in your life? If your answer isn’t Jeffersonville, Vermont, then you’re deceiving yourself and you’re definitely missing...

Squid Game: Korean drama  grips American audiences

Squid Game: Korean drama grips American audiences

Arlo Aldrich, Contributor October 28, 2021

If you’ve been following pop culture, you’ll know “Squid Game” is now the most streamed television series on Netflix. Beyond bringing in millions of dollars for the platform, “Squid Game” is...

Reporter Alli McLaughlin with the band This Wild Life

This Wild Life

Alli McLaughlin, Staff Reporter October 28, 2021

The self-declared “Hot Topic Mumford & Sons” band, This Wild Life, just released their fourth full-length album on Oct. 15 titled “Ever Blossom.” The album includes 10 songs, ranging from upbeat...

The lonely light on an empty Dibden stage

Burned but not forgotten

Opal Savoy, Editor In Chief October 28, 2021

Upon entering the mainstage of Dibden, you can see a single light bulb on a long stalk as it sits patiently in the middle of the stage. The unshielded source casts a brilliant luminescence on the room...

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Semester Cinema to produce “Lost Nation”

Delilah Kramer, Staff Reporter October 14, 2021

This upcoming winter, 40 students from various colleges, including Wellesley, Skidmore, Hamilton and Northern Vermont University, will gather for a semester to produce a feature film titled “Lost Nation.” Jay...

Blaseball is not a cult

Blaseball is not a cult

Delilah Kramer, Staff Reporter October 14, 2021

My introduction to Internet League Blaseball began in the middle of a mental breakdown. Two friends had been chatting about it as I listened, confused. “If every team gets a chorby, then we negative...

Crywank’s new release is no laughing matter

Crywank’s new release is no laughing matter

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter October 14, 2021

If you’re as into witty and slightly depressing folk-punk music as I am, you’ll probably love notable English anti-folk group Crywank’s newest and potentially last album, “Just Popping In To Say...

The salad epic salad in question

More Mudgie’s, please!

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor September 23, 2021

About a year ago, I reviewed a quaint little food truck in Johnson named Mudgie’s. It’s parked out on the town green, just across Main Street from School Street. It’s a great place to stop on your...

Piranesi cover

Clarke’s captivating story

Kyle Gagnon, Staff Reporter September 23, 2021

Lovers of fantasy and wonderful imagery alike will be delighted to pick up “Piranesi” by Susanna Clarke. This unique story will be a quick read for those who love mysteries set in a faraway place. Susanna...

The Self-Guided Missile

One man’s trash is another man’s sculpture

Alli McLaughlin, Staff Reporter September 23, 2021

Just inside the Dibden Center for Fine Arts within the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, local artist Matt Neckers has constructed nostalgic, playful sculptures in an exhibit titled “The Self-Guided Missile.” The...

My desperate search and love for “Grass”

My desperate search and love for “Grass”

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor September 23, 2021

For my last semester of Reel Bad, I want to focus mainly on movies that mean something to me. To kick off, I figure I may as well start with “Grass,” a movie about two girls smoking a backpack full...

“In Secret,” secretly amazing

“In Secret,” secretly amazing

Samantha Brodzinski, Contributor May 3, 2021

Everyone can enjoy a sweet romance story every once in a while, even those who think they are rather cheesy. However, what happens when the sweet story turns sickening in the blink of an eye? I recently...

Piecasso’s nice, but the price...

Piecasso’s nice, but the price…

Samantha Brodzinski, Contributor May 3, 2021

Over this past year, we have all grown accustomed to being inside and remaining distant from others. Sadly, this meant not being able to enjoy going to our favorite restaurants, where we most likely had...

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