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Basement Medicine

The student-run community news site of Vermont State University - Johnson

Basement Medicine

The student-run community news site of Vermont State University - Johnson

Basement Medicine

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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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...

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...

The Addams Family is a delightful distraction

“The Addams Family” is a delightful distraction

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief October 8, 2020

I decided to forgo watching the presidential debate and spent my night watching the 1964 live-action television show “The Addams Family.” The theme song sums this macabre-but-friendly family up well:...

Promo poster for The Boys

“The Boys”: jarring and delightful

Opal Savoy, Staff Reporter September 15, 2020

Recently, superheroes have become a staple in the media world, with remakes, sequels, and crossovers dominating the movie and television landscape. While occasionally entertaining, many are simply rehashed...

The Promised Neverland delivers on its promise

“The Promised Neverland” delivers on its promise

Lindsay Andersen April 13, 2020

 Shōnen anime: more often than not, this genre is filled with overdone tropes, flashy fight scenes, and easy-to-locate inspiration from the top manga and anime in the industry. However, the 2019...

Cells at Work: educational and entertaining

“Cells at Work:” educational and entertaining

Tijana Ganun April 10, 2020

If you had asked me a week ago what the function of blood or the immune system was, you would have gotten a blank stare. Now after watching the anime “Cells at Work,” I could tell you with ease, and...

“Sex Education” better the second time around

Magnificent Schmidl, Staff Reporter March 12, 2020

If you have been privy to the public school system’s sex education courses in the last decade or so, you know that they need to step up their game. The limited information they are allowed to cover leave...

“The Circle” is worth the watch

“The Circle” is worth the watch

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Staff Reporter March 12, 2020

At first, “The Circle” is easy to judge too harshly. The show is Netflix’s US import of a British reality show bearing the same name. In it, players compete for a cash prize by vying to be the...

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