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Jake Abel and Saoirse Ronan choose love over alien invasion in the big screen version of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. Image: Open Road Films

Film review: The Host

Forget that this story recalls not only Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but also Robert Heinlein’s The Puppet Masters and John W. Campbell’s Who Goes There?—better known to most people as Howard Hawks’ The Thing from Another World or John Carpenter’s The Thing. Because, really, this story is about liking boys. And Jesus, sort of.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Charlottesville. File photo.

Businesses respond to Terry McAuliffe’s campaign visit

When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe visited Charlottesville last Wednesday, he meandered up and down the Downtown Mall with Delegate David Toscano, discussing the economy and promising to prioritize small businesses if elected. McAuliffe said he’s running on a platform of job creation and economic development, and wants to appeal to the entire political spectrum […]