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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...

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...

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...

Jay Kraven

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...

Is immortality worth it?

Is immortality worth it?

James Mello, Contributor May 3, 2021

“What if death was the only thing left to control?” Death is the one enemy no one can defeat in the end. In Neal Shusterman’s “Scythe,” we see what happens to society if that enemy does in fact...

Murdered for wearing shoes

Murdered for wearing shoes

Marcus Allen, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

What does it take to survive in a dystopian hellscape where you can be murdered for simply wearing shoes? This question, among others, is posed in Octavia E. Butler’s stellar 1993 novel “Parable of...

Burgers, booze and a bargain: blissful Blackbird Bistro

Burgers, booze and a bargain: blissful Blackbird Bistro

Opal Savoy, Web Editor May 3, 2021

I’ve lived in Craftsbury, Vermont since before I could walk. As long as I’ve lived there, the town has never seen a true restaurant established in its limits—until now. In the winter of 2019-2020,...

The dude abides

The dude abides

Rebecca Flieder, Copy Editor May 3, 2021

Sometimes when you’re down and out, it’s just nice to watch a nice family movie about pissing on rugs, German kidnappers, and a case of mistaken identity. Of course, you won’t find a new family-friendly...

Reel Bad? No, I said Reel BAT

Reel Bad? No, I said Reel BAT

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor May 3, 2021

There’s no arguing that 1997’s “Batman and Robin” was cinema’s greatest failure to present the caped crusaders on screen. That said, there’s a special place in my heart for Batman’s first...

A much maligned magnificent masterpiece

A much maligned magnificent masterpiece

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor April 12, 2021

Oatmeal raisin cookies! For anybody who hasn’t run screaming, let’s talk about these delightfully packaged sources of... oatmeal and raisins. I’m not exactly the most food-oriented person in the...

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Del Toro has a bit of Gothic fun

Samantha Brodzinski, Contributor April 12, 2021

Everyone loves a good ghost story, especially one that takes place in a beautifully enticing and spooky location. The idea of dancing in a mansion where snow is falling through the roof to light yet striking...

vocalist Lila Ramani

“Trophy” wows

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor April 12, 2021

“Trophy” is the latest single by Brooklyn-based indie rock band Crumb, and have I been waiting for it--Crumb is far and away my favorite band, and they’re one of the only modern musicians I actively...

The time of takeout

The time of takeout

Opal Savoy, Web Editor April 12, 2021

It’s not easy to get out of the house these days, and when it comes to finding safe opportunities to indulge in the finer things in life, there aren’t a whole lot of options. However, there is something...

Burger Barn: an old favorite during this new normal

Burger Barn: an old favorite during this new normal

Marcus Allen, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

Burgers are about as American as Hulk Hogan. The classic American cheeseburger was always a favorite of mine and has always been my go-to when judging a dining establishment’s quality. I have this rule:...

“The Last Chase”

“The Last Chase”

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor April 12, 2021

“In the near future, evil fascists have forced everyone to recycle and drive electric cars.” That’s the first sentence on the back cover’s description of “The Last Chase,” which came out in...

Dibden puts on virtual show

Opal Savoy, Web Editor March 18, 2021

“The Monument,” written and performed by Northern Vermont University-Johnson students, brings small town life in the COVID age to the small screen. The homegrown project, done in collaboration with...

Green Mountains Review amplifies: “Black Voices”

Green Mountains Review amplifies: “Black Voices”

Jimmy Mello, Contributor March 18, 2021

The horrific murder of George Floyd in 2020 further fueled the Black Lives Matter movement across the nation as the issue of systemic racism in the United States gained greater prominence in the news media,...

Get your Viking on: “Valheim”

Get your Viking on: “Valheim”

Opal Savoy, Web Editor March 18, 2021

Now, I’m quite sure I’m not the only nerd out there that noticed the trend in popular media that has gripped the gaming, TV and literary scenes for quite some. I am, of course, speaking of the myriad...

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