Category Archives: Culture

Discovering beauty in simplicity: Joe Davidian brings his jazz home to Vermont

By TOM HUNTINGTON THE ARTS Now based in New York City, Vermont-born jazz pianist and composer Joe Davidian has performed all over the world and played with a litany of…

Royal pains: Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ is massive disappointment

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Where do I even begin? Marvel’s “Inhumans” is bad. It’s a painfully boring series that squanders a solid concept through bad pacing, poor storytelling and weak…

Finding a kindred spirit in Robert Frost

By JANELLE FAIGNANT THE ARTS Actor Gordon Clapp had been waiting 40 years to portray poet Robert Frost. When the Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actor (“NYPD Blue,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Grey’s…

Small-time Crime: ‘American Vandal’ is near-perfect satire

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent On the surface, the new Netflix series “American Vandal” looks too clever by half. A parody of true-crime documentaries like “Making a Murderer,” the series applies…

Not horsing around: ‘BoJack Horseman’ lets its characters grow in season four

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Damn it. I swore I wouldn’t let “BoJack Horseman” make me cry again. But here we are. The animated Netflix series, created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and…

Money shot: ‘The Deuce’ is a gritty look into the past

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When David Simon creates a new TV show, people — especially critics — pay attention. The writer, producer and former journalist has a history of creating…

Spoon! ‘The Tick’ saves the day

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Coming on the heels of the dark heroics of “The Defenders,” “The Tick” is a welcome light-hearted palate cleanser. The new Amazon series is the latest…

Seeking hope: SculptFest 2017

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS Last December, Whitney Ramage was looking for an idea for this year’s SculptFest at The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland. “Everything seemed so…

Toxic friendships: ‘Friends from College’ is a surprising misfire

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent On paper, the new Netflix sitcom “Friends from College” has a lot going for it: a relatable premise, a proven creative team and a strong cast….

Team players: Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ saves the day

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When “The Avengers” premiered in 2012, it was a big moment. After four years of hinting and teasing, the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally delivered, putting Earth’s…