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Growing up dyslexic

Growing up dyslexic

Patrick Bell

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

On March 27, JSC welcomed Lida Winfield to Dibden to put on her dance performance, “In Search Of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic.” She was born with dyslexia and had trouble coping with everyday life, especially at school. She wasn’t able to read until she was in her early 20s, leading to her mother...

A Single Pebble rocks: a wonderful and unimposing gem

A Single Pebble rocks: a wonderful and unimposing gem

Agathe Fredette

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

All too often, the only option for Chinese food to be found in Vermont is the typical, Americanized, take-out-style Chinese. However, A Single Pebble is a Chinese restaurant that prides itself on bringing authentic and creative Chinese cuisine to the streets of Burlington, Vermont. I have been dining...

“Lotta Sea Lice,” give it a try

Patrick Bell

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Lotta Sea Lice” by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile is the first album that they have released as a duo. This album was released in 2017 on Milk! Records, Barnett’s label, and Matador Records, Vile’s label. For those who don’t know, Barnett and Vile are indie rock artists known worldwide...

“Far Cry 5” exceeds expectations

“Far Cry 5” exceeds expectations

Tom O'Leary

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

On March 27, 2018, videogame developers Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto released the latest installment in their “Far Cry” series for Playstation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Similar to the previous iterations, “Far Cry 5” is an open-world action-adventure first-person shooter game. Taking...

Brunchin’ boozy: Honey Road’s take on a classic pastime

Brunchin’ boozy: Honey Road’s take on a classic pastime

Hannah Stearns

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

There are plenty of places to have brunch, but where in Vermont can you get crab brik benedict, tahini French toast and shakshuka? More importantly, where can you get Mediterranean-inspired food done right? Honey Road restaurant in Burlington delivers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes on a level...

Game over, man!

Game over, man!

Tom O'Leary

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

When Netflix announced in 2016 that they had signed a film deal with the creators and stars of the Comedy Central series “Workaholics,” one of my all-time favorite shows, I was instantly intrigued. So, when it was finally released at midnight on March 23, I watched it immediately. The movie, entitled...

“Kung Fury” packs a parodic punch

“Kung Fury” packs a parodic punch

Adriana Eldred

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

If you would like to experience every cop or action movie ever made in the 80s all at the same time, “Kung Fury” is the movie to see. Complete with half-thought-out one-liners muttered during ironic events, a David Hasselhoff theme song, over -elongated and cheesy fight scenes, ripped denim and aversion...

Netflix’s most binge-worthy show yet

Netflix’s most binge-worthy show yet

Thomas O’Leary

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

As a connoisseur of the true crime genre, I was immediately enticed with Netflix’s surprise release of their new original series “Mindhunter,” on Oct. 13, 2017. It has been lauded as the streaming services “most binge-worthy show yet,” a statement which I passionately agree with as I consumed...

Father John Misty’s got the world by the balls in “Pure Comedy”

Father John Misty’s got the world by the balls in “Pure Comedy”

Patrick Bell

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Pure Comedy,” the third album released by Father John Misty, is his best since his departure from Fleet Foxes. This album, produced by Misty and released in April of 2017, peaked at the number one spot for rock and alternative music on Billboard. It takes a hard look into themes like religion, humanity...

Red Baraat blends Latino melodies with Arabic chords

Red Baraat blends Latino melodies with Arabic chords

Photo and story by Adriana Eldred

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Red Baraat graced the Dibden theater on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with its extraordinarily unique sound. About a third of the auditorium was occupied; many didn’t know what to expect, including myself, as there are many bands that have performed for Creative Audience events that have varied greatly in style...

“Fifty Shades Freed” is gratuitously vanilla

“Fifty Shades Freed” is gratuitously vanilla

by Phil O’Neil-St. Pierre

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Feb. 9, director James Foley launched a full-scale shitzkrieg on American movie theatres, though he stopped short of calling it that and instead stuck with the name of the book he was adapting: “Fifty Shades Freed.” The film is the third and (thankfully) final in a series that started with such...

“Rime” tackles grief with puzzles

“Rime” tackles grief with puzzles

Richard Ahlgrim

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Everyone loves a good, fast-paced, action-packed, multiplayer shooter. Who doesn’t have fond memories of staying up all night playing Team Deathmatch in “Halo” or spending hours fighting your way through Operations in “Battlefield 1”? But sometimes you need a game that’s slowed down a little,...

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