Photos: Amy Jackson, Lora Kelley

Ya gotta eat… An A to Z guide to gifting your gullet

Can there be too much of a good thing? We sure hope not, given that this town of 400-plus restaurants churns out abundant platefuls of tasty chow on the regular—and we’re always game for more. This year’s Food & Drink Issue explores 26 ways, from A(maro) to Z(est), our local food scene is giving us […]

If the pipeline is approved, Richard Averitt will be hit on two fronts—his residential property and a commercial lot he bought with the dream to build a $35 million five-star boutique resort. Photo by Sanjay Suchak

Head to head: Feds approve controversial pipelines

Though the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Atlantic Coast Pipeline October 13, those opposing the $6 billion and 600-mile gas fracking project say they’re not going down without a fight. “It’s not over by any means,” says Kirk Bowers, a program coordinator with the local chapter of the Sierra Club. Though he’s not showing […]

JonPaul Struys, Evan McLaren and Nathan Damigo leave Charlottesville District Court after being convicted of failing to disperse August 12.
Photo Natalie Jacobsen

Alt-righters found guilty of failing to disperse

Police had to intervene after an October 13 court hearing where three white nationalists were found guilty of failure to disperse during the Unite the Right rally, and then were chased into a nearby parking garage by people waiting for them outside the courthouse. Counterprotesters with their middle fingers in the air rushed Nathan Damigo, […]

The Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection lawsuit hopes to keep "unlawful paramilitary activity," like that seen on August 12, out of Charlottesville. Photo by Eze Amos

Militia madness: City files suit against August 12 participants

  Exactly two months after the summer’s Unite the Right white nationalist rally that left three dead and many injured, a legal group has filed an unprecedented complaint on behalf of Charlottesville, local businesses and neighborhood associations that could prohibit “unlawful paramilitary activity” in the city. Lawyers with the University of Georgetown Law School’s Institute […]

Architect Bill Atwood says he lost “a ton” of money on Waterhouse, which has two vacant top floors. Photo by Stephen Barling

Land banking: Mystery of Waterhouse revealed

The reason prime real estate continues to sit empty on the top two floors of architect Bill Atwood’s eight-story mixed-use Water Street building is a topic of frequent speculation for downtown real estate watchers. Were the top floor units too expensive? Is the building structurally sound? Is it the $272,000 mechanic’s lien? No, yes and […]

Erin & The Wildfire release Thirst at the Southern on October 13. Photo by Tristan Williams

Erin & The Wildfire releases first full-length album

While playing a 30-minute set at Lockn’ in 2014, Erin & The Wildfire guitarist Ryan Lipps broke a string on every guitar he brought, so to cover the lag in the “squeeze-in-as-much-you-can-set,” drummer Nick Quillen told a long, drawn-out joke. “It wasn’t exactly the best thing we’ve ever done, but it was certainly memorable,” Quillen […]

A Delicate Balance starring Jaime Virostko, Chris Baumer and Boomie Pedersen runs through November 11 at Live Arts. Photo by Martyn Kyle

Live Arts weighs love and dysfunction in season opener

This week Live Arts opens its season by inviting the public into an intimate theater in the round to observe the interior lives of family and friends in Edward Albee’s 1967 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, A Delicate Balance. Director Fran Smith says it is an eloquent work that “centers around family dysfunction.” The setting is Westchester […]

Alt-rock musician Julien Baker recorded her critically acclaimed debut, Sprained Ankle, at Richmond’s Spacebomb Studio. Her follow up, Turn Out The Lights, is due from Matador on October 27. Publicity photo

Emerging voices fill a DIY bill at the Jefferson

There’s no disputing that digital music and online platforms have radically changed how we listen to and discover music. The DIY scene has aced this technological inroad, benefiting from the access and control it gives to up-and-coming artists. Today’s unsigned musicians release their own music, book their own shows, eschew mainstream media and feel a […]