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Black Square EP; Drunk Tigers

Black Square EP; Drunk Tigers

At their almost weekly shows in town, Drunk Tigers have secured their place as Charlottesville’s go-to goodtime band. Put on their new EP Black Square and all of a sudden it’s five o’clock, the dudes are here and beer’s in the fridge.   Drunk Tigers’ Black Square EP will be released alongside EPs by Corsair […]

Virginia Quarterly Review; Winter 2010

Virginia Quarterly Review; Winter 2010

“Most American writers seem to have forgotten how to write about big issues,” Virginia Quarterly Review Editor Ted Genoways wrote in the February issue of Mother Jones. “As if giving two shits about the world has gotten crushed under the boot sole of postmodernism.” Genoways’ concerns are as artistic as they are practical: Not giving […]

Room with a pee-yew

The smoke goes on in some area restaurants that have separately ventilated smoking areas. That is, if the section meets the three conditions. First, a smoking area can’t represent a portion of the restaurant that is so large as to eclipse “reasonable” nonsmoking areas. Second, smoking rooms are to be separate “to the extent reasonably […]

Quoting the law

Quoting the law

Turns out that membership fees to a private club earn you more than a secret handshake or a t-shirt with your nickname on it. Under the new smoking ban, private clubs are exempted, which makes them some of the last unfiltered puffing posts. Want to turn your living room into a cigar bar? Know your […]

Budget strains improvement projects

It may look like the budget office’s $40 million projection for capital improvements in 2011—about twice as much as most other years—means Charlottesville has cash to burn. But don’t loosen those belts just yet. Take away the roughly $18.5 million of state and federal funds from the proposed $20 million bypass for 250 Interchange, and […]

UVA profs' favorite books of 2009

Like building a tolerable “best of” list, finding the perfect holiday gift can be confusing. That’s why C-VILLE asked UVA faculty to tell us about their favorite book that came out in 2009. Read on, and happy holidays. Marianne Baernholdt, Nursing Little Bee, by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster) “In Britain where it was first […]

Red dirt alert!

Red dirt alert!

  Construction crews broke ground on eastbound sections of Hydraulic Road to provide access to the site of a planned Whole Foods supermarket. Nighttime construction is expected to continue on westbound portions of the road through December 21. The Whole Foods on 29N will abandon its current location to occupy the new 40,000 square foot […]

Ten steps to a greener Charlottesville

Ten steps to a greener Charlottesville

Even as freezing rains tear autumn’s last leaves from branches, things in the city and county seem to be getting greener. Local greenies are jazzed about a $500,000 grant that’s bankrolling the Local Energy Alliance Program, an initiative that will offer loans to one out of every two homeowners to pay for efficiency upgrades—and will […]