When David and Holli Traud moved into their house in Keswick last May, it had the clean, safe feeling of a brand-new building, complete with white picket fence
A snapshot of the many manifestations of green in Charlottesville right now.
It seems appropriate for shoppers at the new HT to honor all those good steps by not buying the following things there.
It’s time to sit like a lump in your chair, and catch up on your reading.
Just for a few days this week, you can go to The Bridge and see a top-shelf collection of largely local art.
How a disposable culture conspires to cause an unnecessary purchase.
When we were young and studied science in textbooks, there was a clarity to the images on the pages: cells dividing, electrons spinning. The facts of the world seemed just that—facts. What Dean Dass’ new show examines is the idea that clarity and facts are illusions, or at least mutable. Taking old textbook pages, scanning […]
Count me among the pleased by 53,000 acres newly protected in the Virginia Ridge and Valley Act.
CAAR’s first-quarter report for 2009 is out, and the takeaway seems to be "Things are a little better than awful."
On Wednesday, Tom Perriello demonstrated his interest in the topic of local food, and his lack of squeamishness.
A wee selection of fascinating things to read, from a terrifying lack of Wal-Marts to local passenger rail.
Reach for the recycled roll. Soft TP, hard reality Many of us are devotees of the softest toilet paper we can find in the store—after all, comfort is paramount. But the fluffier TP brands are harder on the environment, since the fibers that make the softer papers can only be taken from standing trees. That’s […]
The house of Edward and Jane Ford is nothing if not carefully planned. Sitting on an oddly-shaped lot in North Downtown, the building embodies currents of thought that Edward has explored for decades through his architectural practice and his teaching (he’s been a professor at UVA’s School of Architecture since 1986). In fact, he’s written […]
One of the best tools to keep around the house is also one of the simplest. If you’ve moved a framed picture, opened a door too hard, or fallen into the wall while carrying a fireplace poker, you might have damage to your drywall. But if it’s not too extensive, a drywall knife, drywall tape […]
We’re not just fouling the natural environment, but also the places we live and work.
Danny and Christina Wysong met during freshman orientation at William and Mary. But they’d have to travel through other relationships—and continents—before arriving at their destination: each other.
I don’t think I can do better than to quote the curators of the show in Second Street’s Dové Gallery, which gathers an international collection of art that’s influenced by comics. Think of these pieces as “graphic poems rather than graphic novels,” Warren Craghead and Pedro Moura suggest. It’s a fruitful approach. Even though the […]
It’s Design Week, which means you have your choice of brain food.
Michelle Obama has not made a big deal about all the important and timely food issues that her garden represents. Why the hell not?
Before you head home to ready yourself for a proper pagan ceremony to mark the beginning of spring, check out the latest Green Reads.
Now that we’re all accustomed to having a LEED-gold-certified transit center at one end of the Downtown Mall, we’ll be getting a second LEED-gold-certified bus facility to go with it. The new one, a maintenance and operations facility on Avon Street Extended, will be less high-profile. Still, Charlottesville Transit System and city officials want the […]