Boundary-pushing pop star Lady Gaga was the central theme for a UVA class that Rector Helen Dragas found troubling. Stock photo.

Dragas criticized course on Gaga

During the weeks of turmoil following UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s ouster, Rector Helen Dragas promised the University of Virginia community that the Board of Visitors had not, and would not, play a role in directing academic courses to be eliminated or reduced. “These matters belong to the faculty,” she said. But e-mails released under the […]

Mark Brown, the owner of Main Street Arena, recently bought Yellow Cab, but said he plans to keep the unusual sayings on the taxis’ trunks, like “Dogwood—all bark no bite.” Photo by John Robinson.

Mark Brown plans to roll out new Charlottesville cabs

A local investor is shaking things up on the streets of Charlottesville. Main Street Arena owner Mark Brown recently purchased the city’s Yellow Cab company, and he has big plans to change the industry’s local model. “The company as is doesn’t really interest me,” Brown said. “But bringing in all the new stuff is much more […]

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Questions brides ask before committing to vendors

At the start of your planning process, you’re no doubt embarking on a long journey filled with questions. We asked four local vendors—a photographer, caterer, stylist, and florist—to give us the top five questions brides ask before they commit. Jack Looney of Jack Looney Photography (249-6266) 1. How do I go about gaining control of […]