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A dance with "D-Man"

A dance with "D-Man"

In the glory days of the Dallas Cowboys—the early 1990s—kids used to joke about how the team’s compact, unstoppable running back Emmitt Smith took ballet lessons in the off-season. It made theoretical sense, kind of, that studying movement would improve his footwork. But the thought that it was Smith’s moonlighting in Capezios and a tutu […]

Four bullets later

Four bullets later

Last week marked the fourth anniversary of Seung-Hui Cho’s shooting rampage on the campus of Virginia Tech that killed 32, plus Cho, and injured 17. In the four years since, even as Nidal Malik Hasan and Jared Lee Loughner have used legally-purchased firearms for mass murder, there has been little progress in reforming the loose […]

Shaking all over

Shaking all over

When Luke Nutting was home in New Hampshire between semesters at boarding school, he says he’d pack his dog and resonator guitar into a rowboat, push off into the Connecticut River and teach himself to play in open-G tuning. That’s the tuning that bluesmen like Skip James and Son House used to achieve that unrestrained, […]

Youth in fast-forward

Youth in fast-forward

Depending on what you find funny, Denise Stewart either has the best or the most offensive sense of humor in town. She is both an actress and a writer, and with Mendy St. Ours, she performs as the Tip-Top Twins, a bouffanted fictional comedy duo said to entertain at the diner of same name with […]

Rosamond Casey's "blessed distance"

Rosamond Casey's "blessed distance"

Since she first conceived the “visual fiction” project in the late 1990s, local multimedia artist Rosamond Casey has curated a series of projects that have all fallen under the banner of “Mapping the Dark: A Museum of Ambient Disorders.” First it was a 2003 installation at McGuffey Art Center. Then it was a mixed-media art […]

How does Charlottesville use podcasts?

How does Charlottesville use podcasts?

At about 5’8", in jeans, faded Mets t-shirt and almost tube-brimmed Giants hat, Mike Bisceglia is an unlikely media mogul. But he is perhaps the first, at least locally, to monetize an emergent media form: the podcast. “At the radio station, we like it,” says Bisceglia, who rounds up the local sports scene on WINA’s […]