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“No Man’s Sky” update reinvigorates game

“No Man’s Sky” update  reinvigorates game

Richard Ahlgrim

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

To the dismay of many excited fans, Aug. 9, 2016, birthed one of the biggest flops in gaming history: “No Man’s Sky.”   This space survival game created a massive hype train equaled only by large titles such as “Halo,” “Call of Duty” or “Fallout.” The developers, Hello Games,...

“Dunkirk”: A truly human experience

Nellie Tamboe

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

On July 21, the much-anticipated World War II movie “Dunkirk” was released. It told the story of the 1940 evacuation of 400,000 trapped Allied soldiers from the beach of Dunkirk, France, after the area had become surrounded by the German army. It is a masterpiece. With the threat of enemy U-boats,...

Slam poetry group celebrates diversity

Slam poetry group celebrates diversity

Madison Doucette

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The crowd that sat in Stearns Performance Space on Sept. 13 was small, yet as the four girls on stage finished their performance, the applause was nothing but loud. Muslim Girls Making Change is a slam poetry group created by four Vermont high schoolers: Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Ginawi and Balkisa...

I Am Vermont, Too tackles racism

I Am Vermont, Too tackles racism

Richard Ahlgrim

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Currently in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery hang a collection of powerful photos, showcasing JSC students and Vermont residents wielding whiteboards full of racial microaggressions. This collection, modelled off “I Too, Am Harvard,” is on the first stride of its statewide tour under the title...

Theater ensemble reinterprets “Antigone” to address modern issues

Theater ensemble reinterprets  “Antigone” to address modern issues

Nellie Tamboe

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While the upcoming fall play is titled “Antigone,” it won’t be Sophocles’ original Greek tragedy. The ensemble, as well as the director, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Isaac Eddy, have been working for weeks to rewrite the script.   The rewriting process began with the reading...

“Bastard Republic” takes you to the edge of the former Soviet Union

“Bastard Republic” takes you to the edge of the former Soviet Union

Lisa Kent

September 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I normally stay away from books of war — I’ve a weak stomach for violent death. As a result, I’m more of a “big picture” student when it comes to history. But when Professor Tyrone Shaw came into the library one night and mentioned his book, “Bastard Republic,” I decided right then and...

Thurston explores living with color in “How To Be Black”

Thurston explores living with color in “How To Be Black”

Madison Doucette

September 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In this New York Times bestseller “How to Be Black,” Baratunde Thurston of Jack & Jill Politics and The Onion employs quick satire and humor to explore the “ideas of blackness.”   Using anecdotes from the lives of what he calls The Black Panel, an assembly of seven comedians, writers,...

A new perspective on sexual deviance

A new perspective on sexual deviance

Cayla Fronhofer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When one of your roommates requests suggestions for movie night, most people probably wouldn’t expect a dramedy about fetishism to come up as an option. Then again, most people don’t have my roommates.   “The Little Death” is a 2014 Australian film directed by Josh Lawson, who also...

“Subnautica” explores the dangerous beauty of survival in the deep seas

“Subnautica” explores the dangerous beauty of survival in the deep seas

Richard Ahlgrim

September 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

At 120 meters below the surface, the frigid waters appear pitch black as you slowly follow the thin beam of illumination released by your dive light. Cave walls full of limestone deposits briefly reflect your light, allowing you to catch a glimpse of your surroundings. Your sight goes black again as...

“Sing” delivers a joyful musical for all ages

“Sing” delivers a joyful musical for all ages

Seana Rowell

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In 2016’s “Sing,” everyone wants to be a star: the young kid singing in a city alleyway while keeping an eye out for cops; the stay-at-home-mom hopelessly trying to convince her houseful of kids and too-busy-too-notice husband that she’s just as good as the girl on the radio; the girlfriend playing...

In the Moog: odd pub, good grub

In the Moog: odd pub, good grub

Melenie Peters

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After opening the door to Moogs Place, which shares a building with Fisher Auto Parts next to the Bijou theater in Morrisville, I entered a dimly lit, small dining room. Goldenrod yellow walls did nothing to brighten the place. The people seated at tables on the opposite wall looked up disapprovingly...

Skinny Pancake oozes flavor

Skinny Pancake oozes flavor

Nellie Tamboe

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Snow fills the air on Montpelier’s bustling Main Street. Many people, their faces pink and pinched from the wind, hurry into various shops in a race to get out of the cold. Up ahead is an inviting brick building with a rustic sign painted on it reading The Skinny Pancake.   Instantly after...

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