Jessica Luck

Jessica Luck

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LIVING Picks: Week of August 16-22

Family Night Sky Festival Monday, August 21 This festival includes various events from Friday, August 18 to Monday, August 21, culminating in a solar eclipse viewing at 2:40pm Monday. $25 per vehicle park entry, good for seven days. Various times. Shenandoah National Park, 3655 U.S. Hwy. 211 E. (540) 999-3500. Nonprofit 5K & 10K Run […]

Photos from before, during and after the Unite the Right rally and counterprotest Saturday, August 12. Photos by Hawkins Dale

Photo gallery: Unite the Right rally, counterprotest

Photos taken during the Unite the Right rally and counterprotest at Emancipation Park, as well as the alt-right gathering at McIntire Park, and demonstrations at Justice Park and the Downtown Mall area today. Photos by Eze Amos, Lisa Provence, Jessica Luck, Hawkins Dale and Aaron Cohen.  

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Remembering the titans of the entertainment world

The entertainment world will never be—or look—the same again. Here, locals share memories of some of the great talents we lost this year. Editor’s note: This list was made before the deaths this week of George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.  David Bowie I didn’t really know him. We weren’t friends and I never touched him […]

Catch Borrowed Beams of Light in its brief return to local stages on a bill stacked with tidings of indie rock joy. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Borrowed Beams of Light

Adam Brock is back from the West Coast and is ready for a rare appearance as frontman of local music heroes Borrowed Beams of Light for a night of psych-influenced power pop and indie rock. New Boss, Naked Gods and Group MMS play opening sets, and Nasty’s Thomas Dean spins a late-night after-party. Thursday, Decmber […]

Boys & Girls Club participants make their own individual pizzas topped with protein, vegetables and pineapple at PB&J Fund’s kitchen. Eze Amos

Local nonprofits employ creative collaborations

On a recent day, Cristine Nardi, executive director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, was working with four different nonprofits on a variety of challenges: a succession plan for an executive director; how to handle a potential sexual harassment issue within the organization; how to do a 360-degree evaluation for an executive leader; and coaching […]

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Why we love cauliflower

Cauliflower, the hearty veggie cousin of broccoli, kale and cabbage, is mimicking everything from pizza crust to rice to mashed potatoes. But it’s a star in its own right—no reinvention needed. From appetizers to main dishes, restaurants are featuring florets in a variety of ways. Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria Cavolfiore al forno, $6 Lampo in Belmont is […]

Champion Brewing Company, founded by Hunter Smith in 2012, is expanding to Richmond with a brewpub set to open by the end of the year. Photo by Eli Williams

How to celebrate national beer month in Virginia

Locals certainly don’t need another reason to imbibe in our area’s tasty brews—but we’ll take it. August is Craft Beer Month in our fair state, which means breweries are holding celebrations and events to showcase their wares. The biggest event to hit our area is the fifth annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, hosted by Devils […]

Valley Road Vineyards CEO and co-founder Stan Joynes says he and his wife, Barbara, were pleasantly surprised when they opened the first bottle from their collection—a merlot-based rosé. The 2014 meritage, a blend of merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and cabernet sauvignon, “is really special,” he says. Photo by Ryan Jones

Valley Road Vineyards opens on Nelson’s 151

One of the most surprising things Stan Joynes learned after entering the local wine business is how much camaraderie there is among vineyard owners and winemakers. It’s not a “zero-sum game,” he says—when one business is successful, they all benefit. About two years ago, Joynes started thinking it was time to do something different. He […]

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Enter to win C-VILLE Weekly’s fiction contest

Calling all authors! Dust off those manuscripts—submissions are now being accepted for the C-VILLE Weekly/WriterHouse fiction contest. Short works of previously unpublished creative fiction that are a maximum of 3,000 words are eligible for entry; the winning story will be published in the August 10 issue of C-VILLE Weekly. The first-prize winner will receive $500 […]

Here are some of the winning photos from last year's contest.

Enter to win C-VILLE Weekly’s photo contest

C-VILLE Weekly is seeking submissions for our photo contest, presented by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph—specifically creative, high-quality images of local scenes (and people in local scenes!). Prizes will be awarded, and winners will be published in the June 8 issue of C-VILLE, alongside coverage of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, held June 13-19 […]

C-VILLE Weekly wins 12 awards at VPA conference

C-VILLE Weekly wins 12 awards at VPA conference

C-VILLE Weekly took home 12 awards at the annual Virginia Press Association Advertising & News Conference held April 8-9, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump. C-VILLE took home six first-place awards, as well as a Best in Show award for Jason Crosby’s illustration for “Hell on Wheels,” an article about the irritations of driving in […]

VIDEO: What it means to be a millennial

VIDEO: What it means to be a millennial

In this C-VILLE Live video, we sat down with millennials—both “old” and “young” millennials—to discuss the perception of their generation, what they want to be known for and what the bring to the table in terms of the future of society. Both C-VILLE staff and people we interviewed for this week’s cover feature sat in […]

Join the C-VILLE Live discussion about millennials

Join the C-VILLE Live discussion about millennials

We’ve all heard the buzzwords, both positive and negative, used to describe the millennial generation: digital natives, entitled, tech-savvy, purpose-driven, lazy. But how does that generation feel about its perception? And what do others who interact with millennials have to say about them? We posed those questions to members of the millennial generation as well […]

VIDEO: Author of Beale Street Dynasty speaks with C-VILLE

The Virginia Festival of the Book, in its 22nd year, is holding events throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County through Sunday, March 20. Read more about some of this year’s featured authors. Click on the link below to watch our C-VILLE Live chat with Preston Lauterbach, author of Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song and the Struggle […]

Eleven states voted in primary elections on Super Tuesday.

Clinton, Trump carry Virginia on Super Tuesday

Virginians went to the polls Tuesday to vote for the Democratic and Republican candidates for president in the primary election. Ten other states also voted on Super Tuesday. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the most states for the Democratic vote (seven states, including Virginia), while Donald Trump carried the Republican vote in seven […]

Local parents can enroll their children in UVA’s development laboratories, which study everything from infants’ brain patterns 
to the role pretending plays in children’s lives. Photo: Ryan Jones

Insight unseen: UVA labs study kids’ behaviors

Children are constantly learning—through lessons from adults and from processing information about the world around them. The Child Development Laboratories, part of the department of of psychology at the University of Virginia, comprise four active laboratories that study children’s cognitive and/or social development: The Child Language & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Vikram Jaswal, studies […]