Howsare



April 2009: Green Scene

April 2009: Green Scene

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 […]

April 2009: Upward mobility

April 2009: Upward mobility

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 […]

April 2009: Toolbox

April 2009: Toolbox

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 […]

Comics, stripped

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 […]

CTS savors prospect of a new base, finally

CTS savors prospect of a new base, finally

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 […]