“What am I supposed to do, Giles? I mean, words don’t mean anything anymore,” a friend of mine told me at The Whiskey Jar one day after work, somewhere near her wit’s end.
Emily Fraser (Photo by Matt Riley) Emily Fraser, named UVA’s top female athlete of 2011-12, earned All-ACC honors for the second time in her career and was selected to compete in the NCAA singles and doubles competition for the second consecutive year. She has a career record of 102-54 in singles competition. Steele Stanwick […]
You may have caught The Walkmen on NPR’s World Cafe last Friday, as they introduced the release of their upcoming album, Heaven, to a national audience.
I saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Blackfriars this weekend and as Shakespeare intended, it made me think, metaphorically, about the way imagination works.
History. His Story. history. We can only ever see the past through the convex lens of the present, one of the truths of epistemology and existence, that, to be frank, is too often ignored.
Vernon Ah Kee, an Australian Aboriginal artist, can’t remember not drawing. “I think of myself as a drawer. I’m an artist, but if you ask me what kind of artist I am, I will first say that I’m a drawer.”
“‘Organic’ has become a label, as it was destined to be. It’s a completely worthless word now. It has been perverted to suit the needs of industrial agriculture.” That from Wendell Berry, one of the fathers of the movement, in a 2008 interview.
I had a working mother, but as a kid I mostly thought of my mom in terms of what she did (or did not do) when I was around her.
“As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other; and the former will be objects to which the latter will attach themselves,” so says James Madison…
It rained most of the weekend, but the soft, gray light only amplified the color in the new green leaves that are pushing out from the tips of the fruit tree boughs.
Ric Barrick, the city’s director of communications, abruptly announced his resignation last week, telling WVIR TV that his job had become too stressful and citing the Huguely trial and a recent internal investigation into his conduct as factors. Ric Barrick, the city’s director of communications, resigned last week amidst allegations that he had violated procedure […]
City Director of Communications Ric Barrick abruptly announced his intent to resign at the end of the week.
New York-based indie rock band The Walkmen will headline Paul Beyer’s Tom Tom Founders Festival. The out-of-town music lineup kicks off May 11 with Here We Go Magic and Josh Ritter. (Publicity Photo) When last we spoke with Paul Beyer, founder of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, the local politico and salonniere laid out a […]
I’ve mentioned before in this column that I grew up listening to hip-hop, which is something that characterizes my generational cohort. I remember hearing rap for the first time at summer camp in 1986 as an 11-year-old (“Girls Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince) and getting hooked on the form at school a year later (Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back).
“Well, pick up your feet, we’ve got a deadline to meet, and I’m gonna see you make it on time,” sings Roy Orbison in “Working for the Man,” one of those classic American inversion stories where a guy on the line has dreams of replacing his boss and winning his daughter. Americans and work go together like PB&J.
Last month two Charlottesville men, George Huguely V and Barry Bowles, were convicted of second degree murder for killing their sexual partners. Huguely’s trial was national news and Bowles’ was an afterthought, but they were shockingly similar cases. Both men had convictions for violence and alcohol abuse, both had choked their victims in incidents prior […]
Jinx Kern (Photo by Cramer Photo) “There have been few culinary experiences in my life that have quieted, humbled, and thrilled me with [their] utter perfection, but Jinx’s pork did all of those things,” wrote New York food blogger, Chichi Wang, somewhat hyperbolically, after a trip to Jinx’s Pit’s-Top Barbecue in 2010. “Like true love, […]
Those words are part of Marcel Proust’s famous description his encounter with a madeleine cookie from Remembrance of Things Past and crystallize his notion of ‘involuntary memory,’ a concept that made it all the way from his literature into the canon of modern psychology.
A local Occupy protest of the Verizon store in Pantops, planned as part of a national day to “Shut Down the Corporations,” turned into a police exercise Wednesday, thanks in part to a federal initiative to share information between law enforcement agencies.
For the first time in weeks, my bike ride to work through Court Square didn’t take me past a row of satellite trucks. The Huguely trial is over and the verdict is in. In this week’s issue, J. Tobias Beard takes a crack at answering the question he set out to explore when he began his coverage: Why did we watch this particular tragedy so closely, when there are so many others playing out around us right now?
Prior to the trial of George Huguely, I said the University would withhold any comments until the trial had concluded. The jury now has rendered its verdict and a young man – a former member of our community – has been found guilty for the death of fellow student Yeardley Love.
Real estate developer, City Council candidate, and man about town, Paul Beyer announced last week that he and a business partner are launching the Tom Tom Founder’s Festival, a month-long creative happening focused on music, art, and innovation. The events will begin on Founder’s Day (April 13) and culminate with a three-day music festival May […]
I’m still relatively new to town. Most of the week I sit at a computer, like a carp sifting passively through a river of news and information, so I need weekends like this last one to remind me why I came here in the first place.
There’s a big trial happening up the street, a so-called media event, but life is still going on all around us. It makes you stop and think a little bit about what the news is. Should we write stories because we know people will read them or because they won’t ever get read unless we write them?
When Belmont resident Brian Wimer saw Norfolk-based MMM Design Group’s proposal for a new bridge connecting his neighborhood to the Downtown Mall, he wasn’t impressed.