"There are only two ways to do things in my book. We do it the exact right way or we do it again," says Bronco Mendenhall, new head football coach at the University of Virginia. Photo by Jackson Smith

Bronco Mendenhall plays by his own rules

“Bronco’s office is under renovation,” I’m told as I walk into UVA head football coach Bronco Mendenhall’s temporary office in July. “They’re adding bookshelves.” Mendenhall sits at the end of a long table in a conference room, surrounded by pieces of paper. He looks every bit the part of a head coach in a Virginia […]

Elizabeth Haysom, photographed at Jens Soering’s trial in 1990, warned Soering in a letter: “...promise me you will not let me ruin you life...” Courtesy Filmperspektive

Femme fatale: Literary allusions in the Haysom homicides

The tale of UVA students Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering, who were convicted in the 1985 double murders of Haysom’s parents, has long riveted central Virginia, and a new documentary reveals how the two saw themselves as tragic characters out of Shakespeare and Dickens. Initially Soering confessed to the murders, he says, to protect his […]