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State of the Arts: Fear Itself, Greg Giordano, Ed Koren

Local filmmaker Jayson Argento has devised a novel way to raise funds for his new feature project, Fear Itself - a "Filmmakers' Cruise." On deck will be Argento - a Costco employee who makes movies on the side - and Larry Holden, the Hollywood-actor-turned-Vermont-filmmaker who plans to appear in his film. Why a cruise? "I was thinking about my ship possibly coming in, and I decided to make the metaphor a reality," Argento says. The $50-per-person cruise departs from Burlington on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III on Friday, October 26, at 5:30 p.m. For info and tickets, go to



This week's Section A cover was created by Burlington illustrator/comix guy Greg Giordano to accompany the creepy fiction story, "An Arm and a Leg." Check it out - the illustration and the story. Then take a look at Giordano's cover for the latest issue of Trees and Hills . That's an anthology for the Trees & Hills Comics Group - - of Vermont, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts, and this issue was inspired by the 50th anniversary of Sputnik. Very cool and retro sci-fi . . .

Vermont's most prestigious arts award gets warm-and-fuzzy this week when Gov. Douglas and the Vermont Arts Council present Edward Koren with the 2007 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Best known for the hirsute characters and gentle satire of his New Yorker cartoons, the beloved Brookfield-based artist has also contributed illustrations to numerous publications, and lately has been making fabulously complex, wiggly drawings with sharp social commentary. Koren is also a longtime volunteer fire fighter in Brookfield; let's hope his beeper doesn't go off during his award ceremony this Friday at 4 p.m. in the Statehouse . . .


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Pamela Polston

Pamela Polston is the cofounder, coeditor and associate publisher of Seven Days. In 2015, she was inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame.


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