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Farts, poop and Mussolini too

Farts, poop and Mussolini too

Gabby Wells March 14, 2023

Director Guillermo Del Toro is well known for his fantastical storytelling, making the auteur’s stop-motion macabre reimagining of the 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” an artistic standout...

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Twelfth Night with a twist

Dayne Bell March 14, 2023

Polaris Production Company’s next production is in the works, and this one might be the queerest of them all. The piece chosen was “Twelfth Night,” a contemporary musical adaptation written and composed...

Tennis serves up a hit with “Pollen”

Tennis serves up a hit with “Pollen”

Hannah McMahon March 14, 2023

Husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, better known as Tennis, released their sixth album, “Pollen,” on Feb. 10. A follow up to 2020’s “Swimmer,” “Pollen” is a 9-track indie...

Cap del Mara

Sarducci’s perfectly prepared pasta

Hannah McMahon February 11, 2023

A few weeks ago, a friend and I went out to Sarducci’s to celebrate their moving to Seattle, Washington. Sarducci’s was established in Montpelier in 1994 by Carol Paquette and Dorothey Korshak, as...

Kyle Gagnon

The greatest playlist of all time: Mine

February 11, 2023

Stacks of bangers. Just stacks upon stacks of them. The sheer magnitude of electricity being produced is enough to make the hairs on yo mamma’s back stand on end. Tilly Tunez: Carefully Curated Heaters...

Barnyard in South Burlington, Vermont

A bite at the Barnyard is tasty, and that’s no bull

Deanna Oakes February 11, 2023

Barnyard Wood Crafted Pizza is a Vermont restaurant and bar that specializes in handcrafted pizzas and calzones, sandwiches, and craft beers. It has two locations - one in South Burlington and the other...

Counter Intelligence

Counter Intelligence

Deanna Oakes November 14, 2022

The Blue Benn Diner is a restaurant in Bennington, Vermont, and is a landmark in the Bennington community. The train car diner was shipped to Bennington in 1948 and assembled on the very spot on which...

Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada!

Kyle Gagnon November 14, 2022

It’s happening! Tegan and Sara have released their tenth studio album, Crybaby, and it is, as almost always, a banger. Consistently releasing full-length studio albums since their 1999 debut album...

Unpacking Swift’s “Midnights”

Unpacking Swift’s “Midnights”

Alli McLaughlin November 14, 2022

The process of listening to a new Taylor Swift album is something of a ritual for Swifties of any range. When the clock struck midnight on October 21, millions of listeners across the world hit play on...

Still thrilling over thirty years later

Still thrilling over thirty years later

Hannah McMahon October 25, 2022

In his directorial debut, Tom Holland’s “Fright Night” was released on Aug. 2, 1985. The film has gained a cult following that has lasted into the 21st century. The story is simple: a teenaged boy...

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...


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...

Mock Eeel

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...

Dune promotional poster

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...

Unburn Me poster

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...

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