“Who’s That Girl?” Seriously? Thirty-six songs on the two-disc version of Madonna’s otherwise groovy, career-spanning greatest hits compilation, Celebration, and she includes “Who’s That Girl?” If you’re going to bother with that largely forgettable movie soundtrack, why not include the vaguely danceable “Commotion,” instead? Upon further consideration, maybe it’s a wise number to include—if not [...]
Fifteen years ago, an unsuspecting co-worker sowed the notion that got Clinton Johnston back onto the stage after an extended hiatus.
Hey, teachers of the future, there may be something even more daunting than standardized tests coming your way.
Many of the re-enactors he interviewed told Toby Beard, in this week’s cover story, that their hobby was largely about understanding history
On September 19, 1989, C-VILLE was born.
“I just look at the color,” says Dave Collins, “and I pretty much have an idea of whether the grapes are ready.”
Once you’re in, it’s hard to stay out. That’s the subject of this week’s cover story
Charlottesville? May as well call it Fertility-ville with all the discussion of pregnancy, birth, diapering, child rearing and Montessori tuition that fills the air. If it’s not the best adult entertainment it’s certainly the favorite. Do you people know there are two wars on? Have you heard of health care reform? Like the lone old [...]
It may not be strictly straight, but a line connects a Salvadoran farm worker named Señor Reyes, the octogenarian British wine sage Michael Broadbent, viticulturist Fernando Franco and me. Back in the 1970s, a question about rotting beans from Señor Reyes directed at his boss’s young son led Franco, the hijo in question, to college [...]
When the opportunity arose to take a class in “pest management,” I was mightily tempted to make jokes about how I could at last learn to deal with teenagers or—perhaps, more useful—the phone solicitors from the NYU Alumni Association. But the truth is, I’m trying to learn more about wine. Wine is not a bother [...]
Albemarle Ciderworks is a close-knit family operation. That’s no more clear than when I emerge from the office on the gently mountainous North Garden property after a conversation with brother and sister Chuck and Charlotte Shelton (which goes nearly two hours and draws to a close on a couple cups of the brut and bright [...]
Will Smith has purchased the film rights for "The Billionaire’s Vinegar," Wallace’s account of the con behind the fake bottles of 1787 Chateau Lafite.
Study found that dam could be built for less, and RWSA has decided to reopen the design and bidding process.
Read the 25 essential Charlottesville experiences C-VILLE thinks real locals should have.
When Will Richey talks about growth spurts he could be referring to either of two things. The first: his infant son Alston, who keeps Dad company all day while he runs his two Revolutionary Soup restaurants and the Wine Guild of Charlottesville, of which he is a founder. The other could be the Wine Guild [...]
This ain’t no Mud Club or CBGB’s, this is the Charlottesville Pavilion, and, ladies and gentlemen, as a member of the Talking Heads Class of ’77, I’m here to tell you that heaven is a place where David Byrne happens.
It’s a familiar story: The wine columnist heads out to pick up a bottle of Viognier for the whole gang and a couple of weeks go by. Knowing him, we think J. Tobias Beard might be arrested in his tracks in front of a selection of young whites that hint at apricot and spring flowers. [...]
Journalistically speaking, I came of age with the Village Voice. From that paper I came up with some notion of how I wanted to do my life’s work.
"I didn’t have an image of a Virginia wine," said one British wine seller. "It’s quite new, but it’s slightly traditional."
General Registrar’s letter to citizens, which hit Charlottesville mailboxes yesterday, aims to inform and reassure.
For this week’s feature, Ashley Twiggs seized a few bright afternoons to capture people at play.