More than 90 landscape paintings by local artist Hamid Karimi are on permanent display at UVA Health South Rehabilitation Hospital. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Return on beauty: Hamid Karimi’s artistic stamina pays off

Hospitals aren’t exactly known as hubs of creative engagement. Yet the trend of visual art in hospitals is on the rise thanks to studies that show scientific links between patients, art and lowered stress levels. While Charlottesville may have yet to see the type of full-fledged contemporary art installations as Indiana University School of Medicine […]

Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two WDBJ journalists, were killed August 26 during a live broadcast. Photo courtesy of WDBJ7.

Two Virginia journalists slain by former station employee

At 6:43am August 26, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call that shots were fired at Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake. A reporter and cameraman from Roanoke’s WDBJ news station were killed and another victim, who was reportedly shot in the back, was taken to Carilion Clinic. At a 2pm press conference, […]