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Brunchin’ boozy: Honey Road’s take on a classic pastime

Brunchin’ boozy: Honey Road’s take on a classic pastime

Hannah Stearns

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

There are plenty of places to have brunch, but where in Vermont can you get crab brik benedict, tahini French toast and shakshuka? More importantly, where can you get Mediterranean-inspired food done right? Honey Road restaurant in Burlington delivers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes on a level...

Game over, man!

Game over, man!

Tom O'Leary

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

When Netflix announced in 2016 that they had signed a film deal with the creators and stars of the Comedy Central series “Workaholics,” one of my all-time favorite shows, I was instantly intrigued. So, when it was finally released at midnight on March 23, I watched it immediately. The movie, entitled...

“Kung Fury” packs a parodic punch

“Kung Fury” packs a parodic punch

Adriana Eldred

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

If you would like to experience every cop or action movie ever made in the 80s all at the same time, “Kung Fury” is the movie to see. Complete with half-thought-out one-liners muttered during ironic events, a David Hasselhoff theme song, over -elongated and cheesy fight scenes, ripped denim and aversion...

Netflix’s most binge-worthy show yet

Netflix’s most binge-worthy show yet

Thomas O’Leary

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

As a connoisseur of the true crime genre, I was immediately enticed with Netflix’s surprise release of their new original series “Mindhunter,” on Oct. 13, 2017. It has been lauded as the streaming services “most binge-worthy show yet,” a statement which I passionately agree with as I consumed...

Father John Misty’s got the world by the balls in “Pure Comedy”

Father John Misty’s got the world by the balls in “Pure Comedy”

Patrick Bell

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Pure Comedy,” the third album released by Father John Misty, is his best since his departure from Fleet Foxes. This album, produced by Misty and released in April of 2017, peaked at the number one spot for rock and alternative music on Billboard. It takes a hard look into themes like religion, humanity...

Red Baraat blends Latino melodies with Arabic chords

Red Baraat blends Latino melodies with Arabic chords

Photo and story by Adriana Eldred

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Red Baraat graced the Dibden theater on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with its extraordinarily unique sound. About a third of the auditorium was occupied; many didn’t know what to expect, including myself, as there are many bands that have performed for Creative Audience events that have varied greatly in style...

“Fifty Shades Freed” is gratuitously vanilla

“Fifty Shades Freed” is gratuitously vanilla

by Phil O’Neil-St. Pierre

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Feb. 9, director James Foley launched a full-scale shitzkrieg on American movie theatres, though he stopped short of calling it that and instead stuck with the name of the book he was adapting: “Fifty Shades Freed.” The film is the third and (thankfully) final in a series that started with such...

“Rime” tackles grief with puzzles

“Rime” tackles grief with puzzles

Richard Ahlgrim

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Everyone loves a good, fast-paced, action-packed, multiplayer shooter. Who doesn’t have fond memories of staying up all night playing Team Deathmatch in “Halo” or spending hours fighting your way through Operations in “Battlefield 1”? But sometimes you need a game that’s slowed down a little,...

“Trigger Warning”: read at your own risk

“Trigger Warning”: read at your own risk

Agathe Fredette

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“I wonder, are fictions safe places? And then I ask myself, should they be safe places?” ponders author Neil Gaiman. In Gaiman’s new book, “Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances,” a collection of previously published short horror stories, we are introduced to an entire slew of...

“Assassin’s Creed: Origins” returns franchise to prominence

“Assassin’s Creed: Origins” returns franchise to prominence

Tom O'leary

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Following its inaugural successes in 2007, the iconic videogame series “Assassin’s Creed” churned out at least one new installment per year for the next decade. Despite each game taking place in a new location and time period, fans eventually became fatigued with the constant retreads released...

“Lady Bird” provides a tragicomic take on coming of age

“Lady Bird” provides a tragicomic take on coming of age

Agathe Fredette

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Has your mother ever made you want to forcefully jump out of a moving vehicle? Self-christened “Lady Bird” starts out the movie of her name by doing exactly this. The neon pink arm cast she earns from this choice brightly stands out throughout the first act of the film alongside her bluntly cut,...

A fantastic space adventure awaits

A fantastic space adventure awaits

Adriana Eldred

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

In this latest installment of the newest trilogy, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” directed by Rian Johnson, one can witness the oldest stars such as Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, alongside the newest cast members, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Adam Driver. Boyega, a rising star, has appeared in...

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