Margaret Smith, Michael Phillips, Keith Woodard and David Toscano stand in front of the city's electric vehicle as Mayor Satyendra Huja cuts a gasoline hose at the grand opening of the Downtown Mall's new fast-charging electric car stations.

All “green,” no gasoline

  Instead of a traditional grand opening’s inaugural ribbon cutting, people who worked to install the first electric car charging station on the Downtown Mall held onto a long, black gasoline hose as Mayor Satyendra Huja sliced it in half with a large pair of shears. At the First and Market streets parking lot, two […]

Wyatt Andrews comes back to his alma mater to teach practical journalism. Photo courtesy Wyatt Andrews

CBS correspondent Wyatt Andrews joins UVA faculty

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia hired its first professor of practice—a non-tenure track faculty position for distinguished professionals—this month, welcoming longtime CBS correspondent Wyatt Andrews, who graduated from UVA with honors in 1974. While the university has implemented professors of practice for many years in other departments, such as the […]

Photo: Amanda Maglione

Fall/winter 2015 Knife & Fork: On stands now!

The latest issue of Knife & Fork is on stands now and here’s what you’ll find inside. (Below, click through a digital copy of the magazine!) Mona Lisa Pasta’s guide to making pasta at home and seven perfect restaurant dishes. Caterer Gay Beery serves up ideas on sweet and savory dips. Hunter Smith’s fave VA […]

Tsaye Simpson's mugshot from his 2013 arrest for murder and his latest mugshot for assaulting an officer on October 8. Mugshots courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Department

Tsaye Simpson faces new charges

A man who was acquitted of a murder charge in May and was previously known for surviving a high-speed car chase on Rugby Road is now charged with assaulting a Charlottesville police officer. Tsaye Simpson’s latest encounter with law enforcement came October 8 at approximately 12:40am when an officer allegedly smelled marijuana coming from a […]