Steve Rubin peers into his 1961 Rambler Classic the morning after his car was firebombed by members of the Ku Klux Klan in New Orleans.

Taking a stand: Steve Rubin’s fight for civil rights

The first thing Steve Rubin heard was not the wailing sirens of a fire truck, but the shouts of his house guest, actor Bob Costley, alerting Rubin his car was on fire. Rubin had expected this—he routinely checked underneath his car for a bomb before going to his teaching job at Louisiana State University New […]

As an example of fake news, Wyatt Andrews referenced the Trump administration’s claim that President Donald Trump’s inauguration was the largest attended swearing-in ceremony in history. The photo on the left shows the National Mall during Trump’s inauguration at 12:01pm on January 20, 2017, compared with President Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20, 2009, between 12:07pm and 12:26pm. Staff/Reuters via Zuma Press

For fake’s sake: Assault on real news continues

“What I’m about to show you is keeping me up at night,” said former CBS correspondent and current UVA professor Wyatt Andrews at a February 9 seminar addressing the relationship between President Donald Trump, the media and “fake news.” And what he said might surprise you. At 1.2 million, the Wall Street Journal has the […]

Jason Kessler, left, goes to file a petition to remove Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy from office. Staff photo

Rare recall: Petition filed to remove vice mayor

  In a press conference today at City Space on the Downtown Mall, conservative activist Jason Kessler presented his case for the removal of Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy from office, along with a petition intended to begin the legal process, which is unprecedented in the city. Bellamy, 30, recently came under fire for old tweets […]

“Empowering Women of Color” runs through February 24 at the Bridge, with a music and performance event to benefit SARA on February 16. Photo by Emmanuel Ndenguebi

Multimedia show at the Bridge provides voice and vision

Using photography, film, oil, acrylics and embroidery, “Empowering Women of Color” showcases women both as creators of, and prominent subjects in, art. “It came together in a natural, organic way,” says artist and organizer Emma Brodeur who graduated from UVA in 2015. Six months ago she was embroidering a portrait on a friend’s jacket and […]

Lowland Hum celebrates the release of the new album, Thin, at the Southern on Friday. Photo by Eric Kelley

Lowland Hum regains strength with no-frills record

While passing through southeastern Wyoming on tour, Lowland Hum’s Daniel and Lauren Goans borrowed a friend’s car to drive the short distance to Vedauwoo, a place known to the Arapaho as “Land of the Earthborn Spirit” in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. The Goans drove past Vedauwoo’s hoodoos and outcrops of billion-year-old Sherman granite. They […]

The Charlottesville Jazz Society welcomes legendary sax player Houston Person on Saturday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Houston Person

Tenor sax legend Houston Person counts Charles Brown, Lena Horne and Lou Rawls among his long list of collaborators, but for a large part of his career he was best known for his partnership with vocalist Etta Jones. Their musical pairing lasted for more than 30 years, included extensive touring and accounted for many of […]