Jayson Whitehead



Illustration by Matt Pamer.

A stay at home dad finds support online

After my first son was born some four years ago, I briefly thought about starting a blog to document staying home with him, but then dismissed the idea. I wasn’t yet ready to “come out” as a stay at home dad, but when my wife became pregnant again two years later, it was finally time […]

(By Jeffrey Alan Love)

C-VILLE Kids: Confessions of a stay-at-home dad

If I’m being completely honest, I had no idea what I was doing four years ago. I still vividly remember my baby son’s mother walking out the front door for her first day back at work and as she drove off, thinking, “O.K., now what?” If it were a movie, the camera would have started […]

UVA stands firm as hunger strike ends

 On March 1, members of the Living Wage Campaign—all students at the University of Virginia—announced that they had ended a hunger strike that began nearly two weeks before. UVA president Teresa Sullivan had refused to meet their demands that the university raise its minimum wage for employees to $13 an hour. On February 18, 12 […]

As Media General posts losses, Daily Progress gets creative

Last month, the media conglomerate Media General—owner of numerous television stations and newspapers, including the Daily Progress and Richmond Times-Dispatch—reported a loss of $3.3 million on $168 million of total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2011, which is about 12 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2010. That decline resulted in major cuts […]

He’s a spastic man

He’s a spastic man

Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier is always busy. When I got him on the phone one Sunday, he was in the middle of mixing a live album to be posted for free on the band’s website. The day before, Saunier participated in an explosive show at Brooklyn’s Union Pool with three other percussionists.

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“Hey B, wanna go to a park?” “No, I wanna stay home.” “All day?” “Yeah, all day!” “No, c’mon. We gotta get out of the house, it’s super nice out.” [Silence, as B goes back to his toys and I try to figure out another approach.] “Hey B, wanna go to the river and see […]

Habitat to ask for denser zoning for Sunrise Court

Habitat to ask for denser zoning for Sunrise Court

This July, the local Habitat for Humanity will submit to the city an application to rezone the Sunrise Trailer Court. Located off Carlton Avenue, the site is presently home to 17 trailers and a freestanding house, but if Habitat has its way it will begin construction in 2011 on a planned redevelopment of the mobile […]

Cummings asserts Thomas-like platform

Cummings asserts Thomas-like platform

An hour before the convening of the county’s Democratic caucus on May 11, the two candidates for the Board of Supervisors from the Samuel Miller District—pharmacist Madison Cummings and architect Lucia Phinney—stood in the foyer of the County Office Building and watched as Albemarle Democratic Committee Chair Fred Hudson fingered a silver dollar he was […]