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Letter to the Editor: Political Science

Brendan Fitzgerald’s article “Does anyone trust science anymore?” January 24, melds half-truths, undefined terminology, and under-critical reporting. The initial quote of Michael Mann, “hopefully every scientist…is a skeptic,” was hopeful. The next sentence has Mann revealing his own muddled bias as he elevates consensus to scientific fact, and then re-labels skepticism as denial.

Retail

Retail

JEWELRY STORE Angelo Runner-up: Andrew Minton Jewelers As much a modern art gallery as a jewelry store, Angelo, as readers know, combines owner Lee Marraccini’s original designs with work from other jewelry designers, local and further afield. In other words, it’s a true Downtown gem. Runner-up Andrew Minton’s been in business since 1978 and sells […]

Checking in with Shelby Fischer

Checking in with Shelby Fischer

What are you working on right now? My idea of fun is the more work the better. I was just invited to be in a show at Piedmont next February that’s going to be called “Sew What.” Recently I’ve moved my focus from paper collage to fabric. The inspiration for the fabric work comes from […]

Found on Facebook

Tomas Rahal of Mas did not return calls for comment. Mike Lewis of Mono Loco denies that he wrote the entries and had no comment beyond a chuckle. […] represents excised quotes. Read the full exchange here: [PDF file] Mono Loco @cvilletomorrow #cville Council adopts zoning changes to allow live amplified music at restaurants in more […]

Checking in with Matthew Farrell

Checking in with Matthew Farrell

What were you doing when we called? I was working on an essay for an artist book that Lydia Moyer, a local experimental video artist, is doing. It’s a collection of photographs of old houses. Mostly she does experimental video, and this is a side project. Hypocrite Press founder Matthew Ferrell says that he is […]

Checking in with Denise Stewart

Checking in with Denise Stewart

What are you working on right now? A few things. I have a one-woman show called The Secret Lives of Little Girls that opens at the Lee Street Theatre in Salisbury, North Carolina, in March. I’m doing rewrites on that to get ready. Then I’m working on a screenplay with a screenwriting group that has […]

25 gifts under $25

25 gifts under $25

Some folks say good things come in small packages. We’d like to amend that: When it comes to holiday shopping, we say good things come with small price tags. That’s why we’ve combed the city for the best gifts under $25, be they for mom, bro, BF or canine. Happy shopping!         […]

Checking in with Patrick Costello

Checking in with Patrick Costello

  What were you doing when we called? Eating lunch at Five Guys. They have a vegetarian option that I sometimes crave. Hardly starving: In his art Patrick Costello reflects nature’s bounty, including everything from free standing structures to canned foods (pictured). What are you working on right now? I’ve just started drawing a positive […]

Checking in with Rick Olivarez

Checking in with Rick Olivarez

What are you working on right now? I’m trying to get some songs together for our next album. I’ve got something written and ready to go, and there are a couple of things that need a little fine tuning. There’s one tune in particular that I’ve been working on for over a year now. Actually, […]

Checking in with Eliza Evans

Checking in with Eliza Evans

What are you working on right now?  I’m mainly working on my garden a lot, planting fall crops. I’m still doing a few house calls to do portraits. Portraits are the main thing I do, artistically, portraits from life, but I’m sort of taking a break. I was painting on the Downtown Mall, but now […]

This little piggie farm goes to market

This little piggie farm goes to market

Like that porkchop you bought last Saturday at the City Market, the career of a farmer has an expiration date. For Richard Bean, that date has come. The Double H butcher has announced that, as of two months ago, he and partner Jean Rinaldi have decided to start the next phase of their lives—one that […]

Virginia Film Festival 2010

Virginia Film Festival 2010

This year’s Virginia Film Festival is going to be different. Less classic cinema. More new and independent flicks that reflect contemporary concerns. A snazzy new festival logo. Plus, they’ve established an additional box office at the Main Street Arena, so viewers don’t have to trek to Culbreth for a movie that’s showing Downtown. But what […]

Checking in with Rob Tarbell

Checking in with Rob Tarbell

What are you working on right now?  Artist Rob Tarbell harnesses the power of smoke with tools of his own design to create images that boast a surprisingly rich pallette. Tarbell’s work is currently showing at Mary Baldwin College and Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey. I figured out how to capture smoke on paper. […]

Checking in with Abel Okugawa

Checking in with Abel Okugawa

What were you doing right before we called?  I was in the process of coming up with a gear list for this recording and live music video that a producer friend of mine, Raphael Wintersberger, and I are trying to do. It’s actually in New York City, so it’s going to be a big trip. […]

Checking in with Avery Lawrence

Checking in with Avery Lawrence

 Tell us about your day job.  My day job is my studio called The POMP, located in Random Row Books. I call it a studio and print shop. I will have screen printing equipment and hopefully other stuff soon, but right now there’s a screen print station, a computer, lots of drawing and painting materials, […]