Slowly but surely, the separate universe that is Belmont is earning its stripes as a dining destination. It’s worth a trip across the bridge to the town-within-a-town for brunch at Mas or lunch at La Taza, and soon you’ll have another reason to make the journey (or, if you live in Belmont, to cheer): a […]
Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau:Pursue Charlottesville! County of AlbemarleCity of Charlottesville Albemarle County Public Schools Charlottesville City Schools Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce C-VILLE Partners C-VILLE connects the world in which Charlottesville plays. As a beacon for the local score, C-VILLE partnerships are a key way to bring out the best in our community. Partnerships […]
“American Idol” Tuesday 8pm, Fox I literally spit in disgust when I think about how Taylor f’ing Hicks actually won last season’s “American Idol” competition. I mean, come on, people! I gave y’all a lot more credit than that. But I guess this is how things like Urkel or Jessica Simpson happen. Now is your […]
If the first week of 2007 has given you the blues, you are in luck. Eli Cook (www.elicook.com) and his trio will release their new CD, Electric Holy Fire Water, on January 27 at Uncle Charlie’s in Crozet. The disc was recorded at Sound of Music in Richmond, and Cook says that Richmond-based metal band […]
Alpha Dog (R, 117 minutes) Mr. Sexy Back himself, Justin Timberlake stars in this controversial crime drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a notorious drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Hollywood is still on trial, so prosecutors wanted the film pulled from […]
There’s no doubt that unless you’ve been eating Rice Krispies in a hole for the past year, you know a thing or two about the social networking site, My Space. In many ways, My Space is the sign of a pulse—a collective pulse—amongst the Me Generation. It’s ground zero for “LOL” and “WTF” and other […]
The identity of Dave Leitao’s first Virginia team was a scrappy, understaffed crew that had no fan expectations. The team had a few surprise wins and even managed to make a postseason tournament in the N.I.T. So what is this year’s team identity? Don’t ask them. They’re still trying to figure it out themselves. Halfway […]
Most of the time, we at Restaurantarama are privy to would-be restaurateurs’ solemn oaths that they will be opening their new eateries “in late spring”âwhich means Augustâor that they’re “just waiting on the health inspector”âwhich means that the kitchen equipment will be delivered sometime next month.
“Slate Hill” Phil Gianniny seemed like a fixture busking on the Downtown Mall. A couple of weekends ago, in his usual spot in front of The Paramount Theater, there was a poinsettia and a note that said, “We love you Phil.” Gianniny died on December 23 at the age of 31, and the turnout at […]
“Armed & Famous” Wednesday 8pm, CBS And so it’s come to this. Five washed-up celebs are trained and sworn in as police officers to serve and protect the people of Muncie, Indiana. Not kidding. The “famous” people involved are: “The Osbournes”’ Jack Osbourne; pro wrestler Trish Stratus; Wee Man from “Jackass”; La Toya “no longer […]
Before every Washington Redskins game Comcast Sports Net’s (www.comcastsportsnet.com) Kelli Johnson has the story. After each game, she gets the pertinent interviews, asking the tough questions. She is truly the quintessential beat reporter. Also an anchor on “Sports Rise” and “Sports Night,” Johnson, a former four-year, all-conference academic starter on the University of Idaho’s women’s […]
If you are a faithful reader of this column then you know at least two important things about yours truly: I love gossip and I love celebrities. Logic follows then that I love celebrity gossip. In the past I have devoted this meager space to some of the biggest bangs of the celebrity gossip cyberworld, […]
His face looks like crushed gravel. Tall, thin and concave as a question mark, the man stands silently beside a cart upon which is piled a leaning tower of crap: blow-up figures on sticks—Batman, Superman, SpongeBob Squarepants—toy guns and swords, tasseled wands, and police kits replete with badges, nightsticks and handcuffs. This fellow, or others […]
He is equally at home quoting Judas Priest and Andres Segovia. As for the name, which people confuse with the folk singer from Iowa, he says, “Well, it is my damn name too.” Greg Brown grew up in New Jersey, and moved to south Florida as a kid.
Abundant Life Gallery “Random Musings,” prints by Diana Bendixen, 6-9pm. Art Upstairs Recent additions to the “Historic Downtown Mall” series of paintings by Lois Kannensohn, 6-9pm. BozArt Gallery “Au fil de mon Pinceau,” recent oil and pastel paintings of pears by Anne de Latour Hopper, 6-9pm. Cafe Cubano Work by Jenny Johnson, 6-9pm. Fellini’s #9 “Oil […]
“Eighty-five is an unnatural num-ber.” Sweet was thinking about weights and measures. She wasn’t in the kitchen at the time (and though it will pain a culinary talent like Mama Cakes to hear this, her little Sweetikins is more a take-out kind of girl, anyway). Still, food was very much on Sweet’s mind. Of course, […]
New Year’s means two things for the average person: anticlimactic parties and resolutions. Since I’m not partial to parties, it means only resolutions to me and, oh, there are so many, many resolutions to make and break this New Year’s: stop calling people I think are stupid “retarded,” stop spending all my extra cash on […]
The future has to be better, doesn’t it? Could 2007 be the year sports are devoid of steroids? Will we have 12 months free of Terrell Owens’ shenanigans? Might this just be the year when my Eagles finally win a Super Bowl? O.K., so you have a better chance of meeting the Tooth Fairy than […]
“Grease: You’re the One That I Want” Sunday 8pm, NBC The producers of “Dancing With the Stars” and the folks behind this summer’s Broadway Grease revival unite for this talent competition, in which America chooses the new Sandy and Danny from a legion of musical theater nerds. I’m a little wary. The hosts are “Access […]
In last week’s rundown of all the restaurants around town that closed or opened in 2006, there were a few surprises. “Otto’s?” you might have been forgiven for thinking as you scanned the list. Or, “What the heck is McGrady’s Irish Pub?”
“People blather on about themselves and their petty concerns. Do they ever stop to ask themselves, who is this person listening to my monologue?” This lament spilled from the lips of La Prof, one of Sweet Cakes’ beloved Girlfriends, one whom, though she was not officially employed in the teaching profession, nonetheless managed to stitch much instruction and mentoring into her daily life.
The wizened man steps to the mic and launches into “Mack The Knife,” while behind him the 17-piece band goes a-one-and-a-two and begins to really swing. Evelyn rises carefully from her chair and stalks across the dance floor, her eyes locked on her target: a tall man, distinguished, steel-rod-for-a-spine in a dinner jacket with a green bow tie and matching cummerbund.
TMZ isn’t a classy site; in fact, TMZ isn’t even a klassy site. But it really is the perfect site for your inner idiot—meaning the part of you that lives for a little schadenfreude at the expense of celebrities. Looking for the Lindsay Lohan’s Red Bull and Vodka-crazed insane Black-berry message? Check TMZ: Chances are […]