Jungle fever

“What Not to Wear” Friday 9pm, TLC Remember Mayim Bialik, star of ’90s teen sitcom “Blossom”? She’s back, and she looks like shit! Bialik will be getting a makeover from style mavens Stacy London and Clinton Kelly on the season premiere of their popular TLC show. After “Blossom,” Bialik retired from acting to study neuroscience, […]

In Rainbows

In Rainbows

cd Sometimes Radiohead‘s front man sounds like a whiny dweeb who needs a lozenge. Then again, sometimes he sings like a sweet, demented angel who’s come to save the universe. Thankfully, the latter Thom Yorke prevails on the band’s latest offering, In Rainbows, which is available online for whatever amount you choose to pay for […]

Can the Cavs Turn it Around in '07?

Can the Cavs Turn it Around in '07?

As a young Cavaliers team limped to a 5-7 record last year, Al Groh, Virginia’s football coach, made a curious announcement. Virginia, he said, was playing the 2006 schedule with the 2007 team. The news perplexed Hoos fans, who were paying 2006 prices to attend 2006 football games, and suffering 2006 heartburn as a result. […]

Marked Man

Dr. Jeff Lee had often found the names of sweethearts and mothers tattooed on dead mens’ biceps, but on October 26, 1998 he found something unusual. While performing an autopsy on a Charlottesville man that morning, Lee, a pathologist at the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond, noted the mark on the dead man’s left […]

How Gillen petered out

 In the spring of 1998, Pete Gillen inherited a Virginia basketball team with no stars and no pulse. Regardless, the new coach grinned. He cracked jokes. What else could he do?    Charlottesville was then a basketball ghost town. The University had just cast out Jeff Jones, who, after coaching the Cavaliers to the Final Eight […]

Fan-tastic: Hoos go crazy for thesabre.com

The meltdown began just before 3pm. On the first Saturday in September, the visiting UVA football team was trailing South Carolina 10-7 when a Cavaliers fumble gave the Gamecocks the ball just a skip away from the end zone. The play, which sunk the Cavs, was the moment that launched a thousand quips into cyberspace. […]