C-VILLE Writers

Got paperbacks to unload? McIntire Recycling Center's book swap is one option. File photo.

Ask Betty: Local guru answers your green living questions

Teri Kent runs Charlottesville’s Better World Betty, a non-profit organization and online resource for locals looking to shrink their impact on the environment. Betty—Kent’s ’50s-housewife-meets-earth-goddess alter ego—will answer the most burning eco-questions from our readers every month. Send your own queries about energy use, water, waste and recycling, transportation, and green buying to betty@betterworldbetty.org. Question: […]

A rousing, foot-stomping good time is guaranteed when the high-energy percussive dance troupe Step Afrika! performs at the Paramount. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Step Afrika!

Stepping it up Combining tradition with youth education, a global vision with local venues, and the visual with the audible, D.C.-based dance group Step Afrika! performs its own distinct fusion of spoken word, clapping, and footsteps. With ears attuned and eyes wide open, performers and fans are united to the beat of these lyrical feet. […]