When the Jefferson School City Center opens its doors in January, nine nonprofit tenants with overlapping missions in health and education will share the responsibility of making good on the City’s $5.8 million equity investment in the project. Most of them—like the Jefferson Area Board on Aging (JABA) and Piedmont Virginia Community College—have long track records in […]
A few weeks back I marveled in this column at the clarity of John McPhee’s writing in Coming into the Country, which was written in 1971, the year my older sister was born. McPhee operates as a passive observer in his books, but is almost always intimately connected with his main characters and subject matter. […]
Last week, I joked in the introduction to our feature that I wasn’t 100 percent sure what power was.
UVA President Teresa Sullivan grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas until the age of 13, when her family moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where she went on to become valedictorian at St. Joseph’s High School, the first high school in the state to integrate, in 1967. “We were all touched by those times. They were what […]
By the time this paper comes out, the information in it may be out of date. That’s always true as I write this column, but this week it carries extra weight, since the UVA Board of Visitors could vote Tuesday afternoon to reinstate President Teresa Sullivan.
About a week ago, in a full outrage, I wrote about how the ESPN studio team covering Euro 2012 was abysmal and that it had the potential to set the development of the game back a few decades in this country.
There’s no sign of revolution in Charlottesville as I write this. It’s a rainy, off-season Monday morning. No tanks in the streets.
Anybody who knows me well knows that I’m obsessed with soccer. I maintained a nearly game-by-game Arsenal blog for close to two years
The equinox pretty nearly marks the beginning of the spring season in Charlottesville, but summer outpaces its solstice.
Memorial Day is a day to remember people who have died serving the country. It’s not a veterans’ holiday, but veterans do more of that kind of remembering than the rest of us, so it hits them differently.
Everyone was talking news last week. First, we learned that Warren Buffett was coming to a store near us, and then the Oracle of Omaha delivered a prophecy (in a letter to his editors and publishers) to make a newsman glow.
My favorite section of the Rivanna Trail is a cul de sac. Bordered by razor wire on one side and a road on the other, it forms a looped pocket trail near the confluence of Meadow Creek and the Rivanna River.
Last year Weschler, a highly successful hedge fund manager, joined the leadership team at Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s multi-billion dollar investment company, after winning Buffett’s trust and friendship over a charity lunch date.
Media General, the owner of the Charlottesville Daily Progress and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has agreed to sell its newspapers to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Warren Buffett’s investment company.
On Sunday, May 20, Corky Schoonover (left), 60, will walk the Lawn with his 22-year-old son Patrick (right), more than 40 years after he first began his quest for a college degree. (Photo by John Robinson) “I came to UVA in 1968, the last year of the coat-and-tie tradition, and then I withdrew after the […]
“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 […]
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.
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.
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…