The Long Trail: Conquering Vermont’s famous footpath

By Devon Shuman, Culture Editor The worst part was the dread. I could cope with the rest of it — the sharp, stinging hail that was pelting my face at a seemingly horizontal angle, the sour mix of precipitation and perspiration that was dripping into my eyes and clouding my vision, the relentless wind that was repeatedly pushing me over onto my side like a weighted punching bag. That I could deal with. But the dread, that nauseating sense of impending doom, that horrible feeling that we had screwed up to a point where making it off of this...

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Winter has come and gone but ‘Game of Thrones’ is back

By Devon Shuman, Culture Editor Warning: This review is dark and full of spoilers. If you have not watched through S6E1 of “Game of Thrones,” do not read on. The immensely popular fantasy series, “Game of Thrones” is lucky to have found a home at HBO. Filled with gloriously gratuitous battle sequences, a body count that climbs faster than Wall-scaling wildlings on cocaine and explicit sex scenes that constantly toe the line between seductively entertaining and outright pornographic, this nightmare for censors could never have survived on an FCC-regulated network. That being said, while these adult themes have certainly...

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