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February 2009: What's New

February 2009: What's New

Framing the question WHERE TO BUY The Spectacle Shop 407 E. Main St. 296-8774 Keller & George Optical 1149 Millmont St. 293-5364 VisionWorks Barracks Road Shopping Center 293-3225 Politics aside, eyeglasses bring the issue into focus. Cast your vote for these unexpected looks. Pink and grape Chelsea Morgan frames from VisionWorks, $99.95. Silhouette Titan Edge […]

February 2009: Underneath it all

February 2009: Underneath it all

Indulge your weekend fantasies. Meredith Coe wears a black babydoll and thong set from Victoria’s Secret ($58); Vanessa thigh highs by Levante ($10), “Le petit secret” mono suspenders by Maison Close ($16), both from Derriere de Soie; 1950s rhinestone and pearl screwback earrings ($22) and a knotted pearl necklace used as a bracelet ($25) from […]

February 2009: Comfort To Go

February 2009: Comfort To Go

Lauren Perpetua Age: 25 Occupation: Marketing Manager at Panera Bread Between work and pleasure travel, “I’m constantly either in my car or staying in hotels,” says Lauren Perpetua. Her job has her shuttling back and forth to Memphis as well as a string of Virginia towns, and she and her husband travel for fun, too: […]

February 2009: We Caught You Looking Sweet!

February 2009: We Caught You Looking Sweet!

Morgan Rowe Occupation: Sales assistant at CBS 19 Where we spotted her: SUGAR New Year’s Eve party at Mas Style sense: Morgan prefers the simple, classic look with lots of black and white, and says Jennifer Aniston is a style inspiration. She usually shops J. Crew and Nordstroms, and got everything she’s wearing here at […]

February 2009: What's New

February 2009: What's New

Belly up Students learn to speak the language of belly dance from Joy Rayman, center. “Belly dancing is like learning a language,” said one of Joy Rayman’s students. She and I were at a Monday night belly-dancing class (myspace.com/ fireinthebellydance). I believed her, because I was struggling to locate my lower right abdomen—completely separate from […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

We’re now into the second month of our highly selective tour through the past two decades of local news and arts in C-VILLE. Already, we’ve touted our early jump on the Obama bandwagon (remember, this is the paper that projected DMB’s rise to the top), and this week we revisit some old Downtown construction blues […]

We Ate Here

Dr. Ho’s is its own little universe down there in North Garden. It’s packed, for example, on Tuesday nights, and one gets a sense of a close-knit world that embraces both sides of the counter. We stopped in after work for takeout—nothing fancy, just a large pizza with garlic, tomato and beef—and were comforted not […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

We’re now into the second month of our highly selective tour through the past two decades of local news and arts in C-VILLE. Already, we’ve touted our early jump on the Obama bandwagon (remember, this is the paper that projected DMB’s rise to the top), and revisited Market Street Wineshop’s Robert Harllee’s secret to staying […]

First Friday — February 6

Angelo “Interrupted Visions, Small Wonders,” aqueous painting on panels by John Hancock, 5:30-7:30pm. Art Upstairs “Love Friday,” a multimedia exhibit with a love theme, 5-8pm. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative Audio art works from around the world by Julie Shapiro as part of “Audio February,” 6-9pm. C’ville Arts “Beachcombing,” jewelry, sun catchers, bowls and plates by […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

We’re bigger, older and wiser. Over the past two decades, we’ve sometimes been well ahead of the curve, like when we projected DMB’s rise to the top, and sometimes we’ve been, well, wrong. We’ve captured people saying things they might regret later; we’ve championed the underdog (hello, Congressman Perriello!). Each week, as we celebrate our […]

Design for a new time

Design for a new time

For this year’s Design Annual issue, we began as we usually do when brainstorming a story. We sat around a table and talked about what we thought was cool and what we thought was worthy of criticism. New buildings, old buildings, funky graphic t-shirts, pretty plantings—plenty of local designs and designers’ names came up in […]

Our favorite things

Our favorite things

Modern for a change Why do we love the two new additions to Campbell Hall, home to UVA’s School of Architecture? First, because of Dean Karen van Lengen’s smart and plucky decision to hire her own faculty members to design them. W.G. Clark’s tall East Wing, which presents a striking translucent face to Rugby Road, […]

What's in your backpack?

What's in your backpack?

Phil Webster Age: 29 Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana Year: Grad student Concentration: Religious studies What’s in your backpack? Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary, Pocket Classical Greek Dictionary, Selections from Herodotus, The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God, The Fathers of the Church, five small notebooks, Latin course readings, two folders, shirt, Ziploc bag […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

We’re bigger, older and wiser. Over the past two decades, we’ve sometimes been well ahead of the curve, like when we projected DMB’s rise to the top, and sometimes we’ve been, well, wrong. We’ve captured people saying things they might regret later; we’ve championed the underdog (hello, Congressman Perriello!). Each week, as we celebrate our […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

We’re bigger, older and wiser. Over the past two decades, we’ve sometimes been well ahead of the curve, like when we projected DMB’s rise to the top, and sometimes we’ve been, well, wrong. We’ve captured people saying things they might regret later; we’ve championed the underdog (hello, Congressman Perriello!). Each week, as we celebrate our […]

Correction

Due to a proofreading error, in last week’s Arts picks, the write-up for the play The Santaland Diaries [“Holiday freakin’ cheer”] was printed twice. As much as we approve of the extra promotion of such a great production at the American Shakespeare Center, we greatly regret that it resulted in the exclusion of the write-up […]

What's in your backpack?

What's in your backpack?

Evans Finger Age: 19 Year: Sophomore Hometown: Houston, Texas Major: System engineering What’s in your backpack? Headphones, laptop, laptop charger, pencils, planner, calculator, graphing calculator, econ class ticker, various textbooks: Economics; Physics for Engineers and Scientists; Probability and Stochastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers. C-VILLE welcomes news tips from readers. Send […]

Correction from November 18 issue

Due to a proofreading error, in “Partners split over Landmark Hotel” [Development News, November 18], the phrase, “The crane was still in full swing on Monday, September 17” is off by two months. It should have read, “Monday, November 17.”

"Consultants" suggest 11 ways for city saving

How to balance the Charlottesville city budget in the bitter year ahead? Why not get new ideas on the table? C-VILLE convened an expert panel of drunks, disbarred attorneys and talking parrots to devise creative solutions to fill city coffers. Eliminate need for fire department by banning fires. City savings: $8.7 million Convert Free Speech […]

Corrections from October 7 issue

In an October ABODE story, “Eye of the storm,” we misstated the middle school and high school districts for the Key West neighborhood. They are Burley and Monticello. Due to a reporting error, last week’s cover story [“Can he go the distance?”] incorrectly stated that Tom Perriello lived at his parent’s house in July. He […]

Capsule reviews

An American Carol (PG-13, 83 minutes) Director David Zucker of Airplane! fame and Scary Movie 3 infamy helms this tale of a Michael Moore-ish filmmaker (Kevin Farley) who crusades to abolish our July 4 holiday and is visited by spirits who try to persuade him that he’s an idiot. With Jon Voigt as George Washington […]

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TÜNETOWN and more

19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton April 2, 1991 He’s the whiniest rock god ever. His limber guitar has informed such persuasive arguments as R.E.M., The Replacements, the dB’s, and the rest of their ilk with the crucial elements of blues, country, gospel and good old R&B. He’s Alex Chilton, and Rhino has brought […]