Arts & Culture

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Musician and journalist Louis Erlanger of Brattleboro recommended Daptone recording artist Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens in concert at Next Stage in Putney on March 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Alex Diotto/Jeremy Holt

Vermont writer Jeremy Holt of Middlebury has written a graphic novel in four issues called Southern Dog, which tackles teen angst, the after-effects of a wolf bite and racism in the Deep South.

Holt recently spoke to VPR about where the story elements for Southern Dog emerged, and what fueled the writing process.

Ric Cengeri / VPR

People want to believe that where they live is the best place on earth. But do Vermonters have more reasons than most to believe that their state is exceptional? On this Town Meeting Day, we listen back to an archive of Vermont Edition that takes aim at the myth and reality of Vermont exceptionalism.

University of Vermont

It may seem as though social media sites like Twitter are full of griping and negativity, but it turns out this may not be entirely true.

Nicole Erthein

A Vermont-based production company is using crowdsourcing and social media to help make their short film Van Money, a heist story that centers around a 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon named Betsy.

Beck: Remembering Daisy

Feb 25, 2015

Daisy Turner was born the daughter of slaves in Grafton, and she was one hundred by the time I first met and began to interview her in 1983. I’d heard she could be feisty and cantankerous, but I found her intelligent, cautious and utterly riveting when she began relating her family saga.

Kayla Kizer

A group of women from Vermont ventured north to Montreal this winter, some for the first time, to take photos of the city and build confidence through the creative process.

Craven: Upbeat Oracle

Feb 23, 2015

News of David Carr’s death stunned people who believe in the importance of probing journalism in our turbulent world. Carr’s passion and precision inspired new reporters and he took great pleasure in mentoring young writers still finding their voice. One budding journalist he took under his wing was my son, Jasper.