Basement Medicine

“Mr. Burns” perplexes despite valiant cast efforts

Danielle Christina

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

A hush falls over the crowd as four actors march onto the stage, silently taking a seat in dilapidated furniture. The dappled lighting casts star-like shapes across the actors’ faces, the ceiling, and the rest of the set as they begin an almost-stinted conversation about a Simpsons episode that they...

Soulphonics lay it down with hot tunes on a cold night

Soulphonics lay it down with hot tunes on a cold night

Magnificent Schmidl

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Those willing to brave the elements on the 13th were met by a warm atmosphere in Dibden Theater at NVU-J. Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics, a stax-style southern soul band from Atlanta, rocked the house with their upbeat, groovy tunes, despite various technical difficulties. Overall, the show was a succ...

Fourth chapter in The Story So Far

Fourth chapter in The Story So Far

Thomas Streeter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Story So Far released its fourth album on Sept. 21 of this year through Pure Noise Records. The Walnut Creek, California pop punk band is comprised of lead vocalist Parker Cannon, bassist Kelen Capener, lead guitar and keyboardist, Kevin Geyer, drummer and percussionist, Ryan Torf, and rhythm guitar...

“Deltarune”: journey to the dark world

“Deltarune”: journey to the dark world

Ciarra Annis

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Fans of indie video games got a surprise on Halloween as developer Toby Fox released the first chapter of "Deltarune," a successor to his first game "Undertale." The release came only with a series of mysterious tweets on the "Undertale" Twitter account on Oct. 30th, promising a new announcement in...

Scary? Not so much

Scary? Not so much

Kylie Brown

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The only thing scary about Nightmare Vermont was how scary it wasn’t. Nightmare Vermont is an all-volunteer, charity Halloween event that’s been running since 2004. The event took place at the grandstand at the Champlain Valley Exposition. This year, Nightmare Vermont attempted to take the audience into "...

Look out! It’s Spider-Man!

Tom O'Leary

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Over the course of the past decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a cultural phenomenon across the globe. Since "Iron Man" premiered in 2008, Marvel Studios has dominated the movie industry, averaging around $873 million in worldwide box office revenue from the 20 superhero films relea...

Charmed, I’m sure

Charmed, I’m sure

Kylie Brown

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

In light of the "Charmed" 2018 reboot now airing, let’s take a minute to remember and appreciate the wonderful 1998 original "Charmed" that was influential enough to be brought back 12 years after its last episode. This beautifully quirky show is supernatural fiction, following the three Halliwell s...

Defying expectations in Dibden

Defying expectations in Dibden

Kylie Brown

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

"Defying Gravity" defied my expectations. "Defying Gravity" was NVU- Johnson student Jessica DeRosa’s senior thesis project for her BA in theater and drama. DeRosa directed the show and gave a brief introduction before the play began. DeRosa has been the stage manager of over 20 productions at Johnson ...

Harumph! Harumph!

Harumph! Harumph!

Rebecca Flieder

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Greensboro grassroots theater company Vermont Vaudeville wowed Dibden on Tuesday, Oct. 16 with its hilarity. With a true cast of characters including some True Vermonters, some Flatlanders, a German, two Brits, and a Gorilla, this show truly has it all. The auditorium was more full than I’d seen it for...

A purr-fect afternoon

A purr-fect afternoon

Kylie Brown

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

I found heaven on earth in Montreal, over fall break. After a stressful soul draining first seven weeks back at college, I was desperate for an experience to reignite my faith in humanity and ability to feel true comfort and happiness. Café Chat L’Heureux engulfed me in joy and peace as I walked thro...

Jack Ryan returns

Jack Ryan returns

Tom O'Leary

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

As Amazon Video continues to try and chip away at the streaming service monopoly of Netflix, they have invested more funds into creating their own original series. The latest installment is a new take on Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan,” which was released on Aug. 31. Jack Ryan is a fictional character...

Mending Masculinity through poetry

Mending Masculinity through poetry

Kylie Brown

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

Kavi Ade and Vision are not only mending masculinity, but also spreading mass amounts of inspiration and healing energy one poetry performance at a time. Both of them are nationally recognized poets and they use their performances and writing workshops in schools and other facilities around the country to...

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