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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison is the Associate Editor at Seven Days; she coordinates literary and film coverage. In 2005, she won the John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.
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    • Self-Published in the 802
    • Self-Published in the 802

      A surprising variety of Vermonters put themselves in print in 2009
      Four years ago, I wrote a Seven Days story based on a startling statistic: According to a Jenkins Group survey from 2002, 81 percent…
    • Avatar
    • Avatar

      Movie Review
      Great illusions are their own justification. The panorama, the magic lantern, the stereoscope, the film — each generation brings us a new trompe l’oeil trick…
    • Savoy Theater Has New Owner

      Back in July, Rick Winston and Andrea Serota announced they were seeking a buyer for the Savoy, their nearly three-decade-old arthouse cinema in Montpelier. Yesterday,…
    • Invictus
    • Invictus

      Movie Review
      Tis the season for biographical movies that stuff and mount their famous subjects like objects in a museum display. In the case of The Young…
    • Brothers
    • Brothers

      Movie Review
      I made the mistake of renting Susanne Bier’s acclaimed Danish film Brødre right before watching its American remake. Taken by itself, the new Brothers is…
    • Sisters Without Borders
    • Sisters Without Borders

      A Burlington journalist recounts the stories of women in war-torn Baghdad
      When American soldiers marched into Iraq in 2003, 19-year-old Nunu welcomed them. Glad to see the last of Saddam, the Shia Muslim college student…
    • The Blind Side
    • The Blind Side

      Movie Review
      The overt message of The Blind Side is that you shouldn’t underestimate a kid from a disadvantaged background. Its real message is that you shouldn’t…
    • Quick Shots
    • Quick Shots

      State of the Arts
      Since it opened its new community center with two movie screens in 2008, St. Johnsbury’s Catamount Arts has become the Northeast Kingdom’s hot spot…
    • November Is So Noir
    • November Is So Noir

      If I had 16 hours to spend in Montpelier this weekend, you would find me at the Savoy Theater's annual Noir November mini-fest. This…
    • Song of Myself (Again)
    • Song of Myself (Again)

      Book review: Amateur Barbarians by Robert Cohen
      Back in 1997, novelist David Foster Wallace reviewed John Updike’s latest for the New York Observer under a headline that asked, “Is This Finally…
    • A Serious Man
    • A Serious Man

      Movie Review
      Watching Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest film reminded me of Franz Kafka’s story “Before the Law,” which appears in The Trial. A man travels to…
    • Good Neighbors
    • Good Neighbors

      State of the Arts
      One day while walking in the Northeast Kingdom, Meredith Holch noticed one of her dairy farmer neighbors was building a new barn. “A light…
    • The Box
    • The Box

      Movie Review
      Richard Matheson’s story “Button, Button” takes five minutes to read and has the cruel efficiency of a fable that sticks with you for a lifetime.…
    • Lucky Dog
    • Lucky Dog

      State of the Arts
      Last January in this space, we reported on Cambridge resident Christine Sullivan’s self-published book 44 Days Out of Kandahar, which told the story of…
    • The Men Who Stare at Goats
    • The Men Who Stare at Goats

      Movie Review
      Scientific studies have told us two things about optimists. First, they’re more apt to delude themselves than pessimists. Second, they’re also more likely to succeed.…
    • Beware Dead Creek
    • Beware Dead Creek

      Horror flicks can be really cheap to make, which is why so many indie filmmakers choose that genre. But scary horror films are also…

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