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Watch and learn

Watch and learn

As the weather gets chilly and the 20th annual Virginia Film Festival looms ahead, Curtain Calls gets more riled up than Chris Farley over the chance to let his body atrophy and his mind expand in the dark of the local cinemas. Here are your best bets for the fall:

Graduation

Graduation

cd The album cover of the new Kanye West record, Graduation, is a purple, animated monstrosity. On the front, a letter jacket-clad bear is catapulted into the stratosphere from among a sea of cartoon animals tossing graduation caps. Bear necessity: Kanye West streamlines his sound on his third record, the cohesive Graduation, and proves that […]

Let them eat theater!

Let them eat theater!

"You know, in Shakespeare's day, people would go up and down the aisles, passing out cakes," says Robert Wray while his colleagues—Sean Chandler, Claire McGurk and Allen Van Houzen, all alumni of the invigorating production of Twelfth Night at Four County Players—nod in agreement.

John Hammond, with Thomas Gunn

John Hammond, with Thomas Gunn

music At the corner of Rugby Road and Grady Avenue, the stink of cheap beer is in the air. By 10pm or so, lines will begin to form at the front doors of houses along both streets—students eager to connect with other students, to speculate on the following day’s football game against Duke, to speculate […]

Reap what you sew

Reap what you sew

There is a tricycle laying on its side in the middle of Hardy Drive, a toy from one of what Quintin Franklyn would call the "immature" kids, the kids that hang out at the spot called Little Kids' Park in the back of the Westhaven housing project.

Spokes-men [with video]

Spokes-men [with video]

After chaining their bicycles to stop signs or simply leaning them against walls just inside the door of the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, a few riders take brown paper sacks of popcorn and iced cans of soda from a small metal washtub as they make their way between rows of folding chairs for the last installment of the Bridge's Summer Film series, a bike-in movie.