Younger sibling Jordan Rock takes to the comedy trail that was blazed by his brother Chris. He performs at PVCC on Saturday. Publicity photo

A funny thing: Jordan Rock brings fresh comedy to the family name

If you’ve never heard of Jordan Rock, who’ll take the stage at Piedmont Virginia Community College on February 28, you can be forgiven. He’s never played Charlottesville, and his Web presence isn’t exactly on the level of an “Ultimate Split.” Come to think of it, his Web presence isn’t really on the level of an […]

Edwidge Danticat, as a Haitian woman living in the U.S., is a strong voice among the many writers of the Caribbean diaspora. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Edwidge Danticat

Author Edwidge Danticat weaves stories of strong women overcoming hardship and forging new identities in unfamiliar places. Born in Haiti, Danticat moved to Brooklyn when she was 12 years old, and the experience of transporting from one culture to another has since informed her writing, which is dominated by characters that have their feet in […]