Local artist Warren Craghead doesn’t need a gallery to show his work, and he proves it, as Brendan Fitzgerald writes in this week’s cover story, by creating a booklet to accompany Second Street Gallery’s latest exhibit. Craghead curated the exhibit, called "Impera et Divide," with Pedro Moura, and you can find the booklet in this week’s print edition of C-VILLE and you can find the story here online. And, when you’re finished, don’t forget to comment. Happy reading (and seeing)!
Deconstructed displays its dichotomy right off the bat. The sophomore missive from Birmingham, Alabama’s Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires opens with a greasy overdriven guitar riff and some howling gospel-inflected vocalizations from Bains. Twenty-five seconds into “The Company Man,” the drums
Anne Slaughter has been a familiar presence on the Charlottesville art scene for many years, her oeuvre being most notable for its heavily worked surfaces. Slaughter spends enormous effort on these, building them up with layers of pigment, “Many, many layers,” she emphasized. She’s constantly
On Fridays we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities. It’s wedding season, so today’s picks come from Anita Gupta ofMaliha Creations, one of the area’s most sought after creators of wedding cakes, among other desserts. For her picks, Gupta focused on what she knows
Jefferson School City Center is a voice of the nine nonprofits located at Charlottesville’s intergenerational community center, the restored Jefferson School. We are a legacy preserved . . . a soul reborn . . . in the heart of Cville!
Forget black tie. Here, dressing to the nines means pulling out your Halloween best. Draculas, King Tuts, flapper girls, and Lady Libertys are all invited to pull up a seat and a glass of Saddleback Chardonnay at the Nelson County Community Fund’s ninth annual gala. Whether your costume’s
Despite running through the theme songs from Rosemary’s Baby, Cinema Paradisio, and l’Amour des Moules (a documentary about mussels) in its first meeting, the modern jazz trio Oliver’s Cinema has no connection to the movie industry. The band’s moniker came courtesy of an anagram brainstorm by
When André Hakes and Catherine Gillespie held up their hands to receive the oath of marriage from Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk Llezelle Dugger on October 6, everybody who had crowded into Dugger’s office to watch and cheer knew the pair were the first same-sex couple to receive a
“I was walking down the street in Asheville a few years ago, and I saw a line forming at the center where I’d occasionally attended meditation,” said Leena Rose Miller. “I thought, ‘What’s this?’ and got into it, not knowing what to expect. I can honestly only tell you that when I stood in
The historic Batesville Store was reopened as The Batesville Market on October 18 after a nearly 16-month hiatus. The town centerpiece, located in the same building as Batesville’s small post office, has been in on-and-off operation since 1913, and new owners David and Stacy Struminger, and
There was a lot of excitement in the Rio Road offices of Tucker Griffin Barnes on Monday, October 6. One of the firm’s partners, André Hakes, rushed out of the office at the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had denied the appeals of parties looking to uphold gay marriage bans in Virginia and
As U.S. involvement in foreign wars becomes murkier, aimless, and self-justifying, it’s perhaps natural that some would nostalgically harken back to a time when the goals of military action were seen as absolute and our methods unimpeachable. Leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, comparisons
In the photograph on the cover of Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There, a woman sticks her head out of the driver’s side window of her speeding car. Farmland blurs in the background, and the woman’s hair whips in the wind. We can’t see her face, but the implication is that she’s smiling, possibly
I’m on my way to interview Travis Croxton, the award-winning seafood magnate who recently opened Rocksalt in the Shops at Stonefield, and I’m famished. This is a bad thing. Rarely do my trips to interview a person in the food biz actually result in getting to eat some food. This time, I’m in
Our region’s strong connection to a long and distinguished past is one of many reasons it is a popular and special place to live. There are many historic sites just in the city of Charlottesville, which was formed in 1762 by an Act of the Virginia General Assembly that set aside 50 acres of
Home equity loans can provide beneficial cash resource for homeowners considering home improvements such as additions, remodeling, modifications for a disabled person, or major appliance replacements. Other big-ticket items might be education expenses, paying closing costs to refinance a
On November 4, voters in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District—that’s us—will go to the polls to elect a congressman and a senator. Well, at least some of the voters will go. In fact, a dismally paltry percentage of voters will go, and pundits, who consider the Fifth a safe Republican
Death-defying acrobatics, provocative dance, and subtle physical humor will tickle your senses in Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion—a combination of dragon and lion inspired by Eastern philosophy and the spiritual quest for balance between man and nature. The show anthropomorphizes the four elements
A grand jury has indicted two Charlottesville residents in connection with a May shooting on Hardy Drive that killed Oscar Nathaniel “Nat” Brown. The indictments charge Avery Fernando Gray Jr., 39, with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony, malicious shooting, and possessing a
Does the name Peyton Tochterman ring any bells? It’s been three years since the local musician has performed in town but he’s certainly someone you should know. Tochterman’s last Charlottesville show celebrated the release of the full-length album, A New World. Since then, he’s been busy. “I
Click below to see the official guide to the 2014 Virginia Film Festival.