Slayton: UVM’s Billings Library

Perhaps the most distinguished piece of architecture on the campus of the University of Vermont is the Billings Library, which sits atop university hill in Burlington. Tom Slayton spent many hours there as a UVM undergraduate, and has these observations on the University’s plans for the building.

Slayton: Hopper in Vermont

For at least a century, Vermont has been a quiet retreat for artists, both visual and otherwise. A recent book examined the visits that the great American artist Edward Hopper made to Vermont. Tom Slayton has this review.

Slayton: Birding Champlain

The connection Vermonters have with nature flourishes in winter as well as warmer times. Tom Slayton proved that point recently when he spent the day birdwatching along the shore of Lake Champlain.

Brunch Sampler: Tom Slayton

Every year we invite commentators to write on the same theme and share their essays at a brunch, which we record to feature a sampler of the event later on the air. This year’s topic was "When Worlds Collide" and it got commentator Tom Slayton thinking about politics and change in Vermont.