Basement Medicine

Paradise on a plate

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

It’s a cold and blustery night, the kind of night that rattles window panes and, if you dare to brave it, will stick its prickly thumbs into your eye sockets just to see you suffer. These kinds of nights, the wind howls like a newborn through the cracks of your poorly-weatherproofed doors. You can...

The Apex of Battle Royales

C

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The enemy team didn’t see me, and I could barely believe it. My teammates had just been wiped out after we assumed the Pathfinder we saw enter the building had been alone. I ran onto the roof of the dilapidated house after they went down. There was nothing I could do solo against another team of...

Poetry and Moore

Poetry and Moore

Magnificent Schmidl

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On March 22, NVU- Johnson hosted for the second time poet, musician and activist Jessica Care Moore in the Stearns Performance Space. She came to read poetry, talk about her life and inspire people to take action and make changes in their communities. Moore has been speaking out against issues of...

Writer’s night a success

Writer’s night a success

Ciarra Annis

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

About 40 white plastic seats were set up in the lobby of the Visual Arts Center lobby in preparation for the NVU Poetry/Fiction Reading on the night of April 29. All of them were filled with students, family and other members of the Johnson community. About fifteen others stood around the room as nine...

“The Act”: true crime, truly bizarre

“The Act”: true crime, truly bizarre

Mike King

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

True crime dramatization is a hard genre to master, often playing out on the screen more like a low budget B movie than a feature quality production. Hulu’s new series “The Act” has managed to capture the genre in a smooth and interesting way that engages viewers with solid acting and one of the...

“Turn Blue” with the Black Keys

“Turn Blue” with the Black Keys

Patrick Bell

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Black Keys album, “Turn Blue” was released in 2014 to positive reviews from most music critics and was listed as third on Rolling Stone’s top albums of 2014 list. It was nominated for best rock album at the Grammys and their single “Fever” received several nominations. This marked the...

An a-maiz-ing performance with an Afro-Carribean twist

An a-maiz-ing performance with an Afro-Carribean twist

Magnificent Schmidl

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On March 26, Burlington-based Afro-Latino band Mal Maiz rocked NVU- Johnson’s Stearns Performance Space. I attended with a few of my friends who were also intrigued by the Creative Audience posters posted around campus. It looked like a funky, alternative jazz show of sorts, but what it ended up being...

Left 4 Dead 2 still great after 10 years

Left 4 Dead 2 still great after 10 years

Ciarra Annis

March 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

It will be 10 years this November since “Left 4 Dead 2” released online and there’s no better time to look back at the fond memories it has given its players and see how the game holds up. “Left 4 Dead 2” was released by Valve, creator of online game market Steam and the cult classic series...

Grande’s new album, “thank you, next” a success

Grande’s new album, “thank you, next” a success

Danielle Christina

March 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Move over ladies in the spotlight, Ariana Grande has done it again. For those of you who thought that Ariana Grande’s reign ended in 2016 with her album “Dangerous Woman,” you might want to take a seat. Grande got her start in Hollywood on the Nickelodeon TV show “Victorious,” where she...

Dysfunction works for “Umbrella Academy”

Dysfunction works for “Umbrella Academy”

Mike King

March 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

“Umbrella Academy” is a Netflix series based on the comic book by Gerard Way, the front man of alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. With the rise of comic book-inspired television anyone who hasn’t read the comic might pass up “Umbrella Academy” as just another show about a team of superheroes,...

Courtney Barnett: perfectly imperfect

Courtney Barnett: perfectly imperfect

Patrick Bell

March 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit” by Courtney Barnett appeared on the indie-alternative scene in 2015 and has become a must-listen for fans of her music. It was received well from critics and fans alike, and was considered one of the top albums of the year. Barnett herself was...

Bloody, bold, and resolute

Bloody, bold, and resolute

Ciarra Annis

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

One of Shakespeare’s best known plays took the stage at Dibden Center for the Arts Feb. 14-17... “Macbeth” was directed by Laura Roald, who previously directed “Nine” also at Dibden. This “Macbeth” is an adaption set in a future Scotland after the collapse of the European Union and the...

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