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Halsey Minor headed back to court

The issue this time is horseracing, and while some of Halsey Minor’s detractors might look for a punchline about the back end of the horse, a judge in Florida has breathed new life into a Minor lawsuit

NEW C-VILLE COVER STORY: The Connector

At an age when many people are still asking their parents for an allowance, Holly Hatcher was starting a career that’s been defined by asking others what they need and then finding the resources to put it together.

Riaan Rossouw unveils r

Riaan Rossouw unveils r

“These wines are all fragments of my memory.” Winemaker Riaan Rossouw is sitting with his wife, Rachel O’Neill, and a reporter upstairs at the Ivy Inn just before the dinner hour. The table, draped in white linens, is appointed with two elegant decanters, six wine glasses, three water glasses, and two red wine bottles each […]

Virginia on track for a seventh viticultural area

Virginia on track for a seventh viticultural area

There are six American Viticultural Areas in Virginia. If Rachel Martin has her way, there will soon be seven, which will bring the total AVAs in the nation to 198. Martin is the executive vice president of Boxwood Winery in Middleburg. Her parents, Rita and John Kent Cooke (of Washington Redskins fame), started it six […]

If TJ did it, why can't we?

If TJ did it, why can't we?

When Justin Sarafin talks about being in charge of “dependencies,” he’s not referring to the unfortunate habits of social misfits. Monticello’s assistant curator is talking about the work and storage spaces beneath the great house—many of which have been refurbished and opened to the public for the first time in the past month. Among these, […]

Kluge auction fetches $20.2 million

Kluge auction fetches $20.2 million

The 52 percent discount was not in effect last week when Patricia Kluge’s furnishings went on sale. Though she dropped the price of Albemarle House, the 45-room English country-style home from which 933 lots of stuff were culled, to $48 million from her original $100 million, by midday Wednesday it seemed similar bargains would be […]

Tracey Ullman to address new citizens at Monticello

Tracey Ullman to address new citizens at Monticello

Monticello has announced that comedienne Tracey Ullman will be the featured speaker at its annual naturalization ceremony on July 4. Those hoping for her dead-on impersonations of Arianna Huffington, David Beckham or Rachel Maddow, or perhaps, more crudely, her version of Suzanne Somers hawking the “Vagisizer” on an infomercial, or Laura Bush anticipating life back […]

Comedienne Tracey Ullman to address new citizens at Monticello

Ullman joins a long list of naturalization ceremony speakers from the arts and politics, from Madeleine Albright and Andrew Young to I.M. Pei and, two years ago, President George W. Bush












Ullman became a naturalized citizen in 2006, in order to be able to vote, after 25 years of living in the United States.