Making hits

Making hits

You got to give it to Jon Thompson. Dreaming Isabelle’s lead guitarist and singer goes after what he wants. He was a walk-on from Wise High School to the UVA football team and got to play linebacker alongside Darryl Blackstock and Aaron Brooks.

Capsule reviews of films playing around town

300 (R, 117 minutes) Much like his previous work, Sin City, Frank Miller’s stylish comic book 300 comes to life on the big screen. This faithful (nearly panel-for-panel) adaptation arrives courtesy of up-and-comer Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead). This violent, highly visual adventure tale tells the story of the battle of Thermopylae in 480 […]

So much to read, so little time

So much to read, so little time

The Lilith Fair of literature, the Coachella of covers, the Woodstock of words (too much?) is upon our city and, with hundreds of thousands of pages published among them, the 300 or so guests on hand for the event have a lot of knowledge to drop for bookworms and brainiacs of all ages. The problem […]