The first time I visited the Côte-Rôtie food truck, I knew it would be at Champion Brewing Company before long. Since opening in 2012, the downtown brewery has become the capital of Charlottesville food trucks, and hosts one almost every night. This is the brainchild of Champion owner Hunter
Indie-rock poster boy M. Ward touts his new record, More Rain, as a doo-wop effort that offers collaboration with Neko Case, k.d. lang, Peter Buck, The Secret Sisters and NRBQ’s Joey Spampinato. The songwriter is frequently on the playlist through his work with others, be it his side project
Like many of us, Matthew Burtner gets nostalgic when he recalls his hometown. “It’s different now than the place I remember as a child,” he says. “In the north, where I was born, the time of ice was a time when you could move across the land. The ice gave you a way across. Otherwise […]
Taking a musical approach to Earth Day, Peter Ryan’s Wings is a quirky, offbeat lesson on interdependence and survival. Loosely based on Aristophanes’ The Birds, the play follows two men who find refuge in a mythical bird paradise, but soon learn they cannot shake their earthbound problems.
We would like to dedicate this edition of our humble column to a brave and tenacious young man: the awesomely named Gavin Grimm, who has (thus far) triumphed in the face of unrelenting adversity and intolerance to champion a basic human right: to pee in peace and comfort. A junior at Gloucester
If there’s one thing Richard Linklater knows, it’s spiritual sequels. His last film, the award-winning Boyhood, evoked much of the same feelings as his before series (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight) in its exploration of the inherent drama of something as simple as the passage
On the second day of his jury trial, prominent realtor Andrew Middleditch, 56, pleaded guilty to his second DUI offense and entered an unexpected Alford plea before the closing statements related to his involuntary manslaughter charge, which came from a Memorial Day car crash that killed
Historic week, part 1 Governor Terry McAuliffe restores voting rights to 206,000 felons April 22 in an election year in which his friend Hillary Clinton is running for president, and in a state where an estimated one in four African-Americans can’t vote because of felony convictions, according
In Charlottesville, an ordinance exists to protect historic properties, but in Albemarle County, there’s no such luck. And one woman is hoping to save three old buildings on a county farm that was in her family for several generations. Andrew Jackson Dawson served in the 5th Virginia Cavalry
Widespread Panic is celebrating 30 years as one of America’s preeminent party bands. Holding the record for sold-out performances at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (48) and selling more than 3 million albums, the well-oiled machine comes to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 28.
Blue Ridge Pool, a spring-fed summer commodity, has cultivated a loyal following of swimmers since it was built by UVA graduate R. Warner Wood in 1913 and established as a swim club in 1944. This year, owner Todd Barnett announced that the pool will only be open on Sundays from noon to 8pm.
Going with the flow Rivanna River Company will launch Charlottesville’s first outfitter By Jessica Luck firstname.lastname@example.org When Gabe and Sonya Silver moved back to Charlottesville three years ago after various stints in other places working in the outdoor recreation field, they settled in the
The high-end realtor charged with involuntary manslaughter and his second drunk driving offense for killing an elderly driver in a Memorial Day car crash last year stands trial in Albemarle Circuit Court. On April 26, a 12-person jury made of nine women and three men was selected to hear
The participants at an upcoming April 28 panel likely would not cite Jackie’s unsubstantiated story of gang rape to Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely as the biggest issue facing journalists covering sexual assault. For ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller, it’s police not believing
“We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good.” Thomas Jefferson said it best, and we like to think good ol’ TJ would be proud of the ever-growing Napa-esque wine culture in the Charlottesville area.
If you walk or drive past the Corner in the next few weeks, you may be surprised to see people suspended from the top floor of the Graduate hotel. These aren’t aerialists or stunt doubles for a local action movie; they’re muralists painting the latest installation of the Charlottesville Mural
Witness the high drama, savagery and heroism surrounding the Battle of Agincourt in The Life of King Henry the Fifth, skillfully staged by the American Shakespeare Center. Explore the multiple sides of King Henry V’s passionate personality in the last of the Bard’s historic plays. Through
If you’ve ever wanted to recycle the plastic bag inside of your box of Cheerios but didn’t quite know how, a Charlottesville-based initiative called How2Recycle could be your saving grace. In the spirit of Earth Day, here’s a bit more about the project created by a three-person team
Folk musician Mark Erelli is an accomplished performer who operates just outside of the spotlight. After building a reputation of excellence on Boston’s coffeehouse circuit, the multi-instrumental troubadour took a break from his solo career in 2010 and joined singer-songwriter Lori McKenna on
M. Ward More Rain (Merge) He’s covered Louis Armstrong, Daniel Johnston, David Bowie and Bach. He’s recorded Christmas albums with Zooey Deschanel. And for 15 years, M. Ward has also been one of the country’s best songwriters, though at times less a songwriter and more of a mood, something you