Girlchild in the promised land

As long as I think about it, I can see a brighter future for myself.” Those words are spoken by Sahar Adish, a 16-year-old student at Charlottesville High School, in the final cut of the still-untitled film she and three other students created through Light House, Charlottesville’s nonprofit media education program for teens. It is […]

Out of the park

Q: Hey Ace, I hear that the free parking lot next to C&O was recently bought and will soon be turned into some big construction project? True?—Lots of luck A: True, Lots. The parking lot on the corner of Water and Fifth streets has been purchased and is slated for development, meaning that the final […]

Mad about you

The first great one-liner to be called into the Rant line was seven weeks after its launch last year. “The bald chick ad,” the caller complained, “When will it end?” Succinct, specific (a local hair salon had been regularly running the offending advertisement in C-VILLE) and funny, it was ranting distilled to stand-up comedy. But […]