Virginia Film Festival host's Beyond the Screen: A Virtual Conversation about Beastie Boys Movie on Wednesday at 3pm. Publicity photo.

PICK: Beyond the Screen— Beastie Boys Story

Beastie bests: In 1986, the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill became the first rap record to top the Billboard chart, and the trio from New York City went on to sell over 20 million albums. Filmmaker Spike Jonze shot the Beasties to new heights with his video for Ill Communication’s “Sabotage,” an homage to 1970s […]

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Photo: Skyclad Aerial

Zero crimes, zero cases: Charlottesville’s progressive pandemic response has long-term implications

  As the pandemic took hold in mid-March, Charlottesville and Albemarle’s criminal justice decision-makers started letting people out of jail. Two months in, it looks like the emergency measures have paid off: The Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail has not reported a single coronavirus case among inmates, and those transferred to house arrest have not posed any […]

Julie Gough is an artist, writer, and curator who lives in Hobart, Tasmania. She will speak about her work on Thursday. Publicity image.

Culture Pick: Meet the artist

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is checking in with its artists to see how they are faring through the pandemic, what they’re working on, and how their artistic and cultural perspectives shape their experiences in this strange new time. Next in the Meet the Artist series is Julie Gough, a Trawlwoolway artist from Tebrikunna in Northeastern […]

Photo by Eric Kelley, who turned a discounted cattle stock tank into a backyard pool.

Stay cool, Charlottesville

It’s a steamy 88 degrees, on average, in Charlottesville in July, and that’s not factoring in the humidity—making it vital to have spots to cool off outdoors. But as summer approaches and many businesses reopen, swimming options remain few and far between. Here’s our guide to where you can (and can’t) hit the water, and […]

Coronavirus coverage

Coronavirus coverage

We're continually covering the impact of the novel coronavirus on our community--this page includes all our prior news coverage. The first case of COVID-19 in Charlottesville was confirmed on March 16. As of June 1, there were 546 reported cases in the Charlottesville area, and 19 deaths. Statewide, there were 45,398 cases and 1,392 deaths. [...]