The Black DahliaR, 119 minutesNow playing at Seminole SquareCinema 4 Over half a century after she was murdered, Betty Short continues to fascinate us. She’s become a screen upon which we project our hopes and fears about fame and fortune, beauty and lust, art and commerce, and that place where it all comes together, Hollywood. […]
Ask around town about favorite local bands, and you are very likely to find Sparky’s Flaw at the top of many people’s list. Ask Sparky’s Will Anderson about the reason for the band’s popularity, and he will give you the most nuts-and-bolts answer there is: “Good songwriting, good live shows and hard work.” Touring up […]
The gourmet lunch spot and wine shop Ciboulette has always had a mixed reputation: great food, erratic service. (Both these qualities were widely attributed to the shop’s owner, Jose De Brito, who is described on one local blog as having “kind of a tart personality.”) Now the prominent Main Street Market space will start with […]
Martha’s Café faces some stiff competition in its tucked-away location on Elliewood Avenue, off the Corner—it’s across the street from sorority girl-cum-Wahoo bar crawl mainstays Take It Away, the Biltmore Grill, and Buddhist Biker Bar—but it holds it own as a purveyor of reasonable meals just like Mom used to make, but with an exotic […]
There is a spot in New York City, on Greene Street, in the heart of Soho, where a special light shines down from heaven and into a certain store. The light is simple, golden, minimal and, like the Wise Men did that holy Star, design geeks from around the world drag their tired feet toward […]
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Mike Webb, publicity director at The Nation, got wind through a friend that his magazine was Dave Matthews’ favorite read. Webb called C-VILLE Weekly’s editor, who put Webb and The Dave together through contacts at Red Light Management. That led to a photo shoot after a DMB gig in Boston. The ad is part of […]
HollywoodlandR, 126 minutesRegal Downtown Cinema 6 Where were you the day Kennedy was shot? For those of us just a little too young to answer that question, there’s a pretty good chance we were in the living room, watching “The Adventures of Superman” on TV. Surely we got shoved out of the way when it […]
The Flaming LipsCharlottesville PavilionTuesday, September 12 music Every rock music fan has been there: front row center at a highly anticipated gig, waiting in vain for that one inspiring moment. Whether it’s a die-hard Zen Arcade fan fuming through another Hüsker-free Bob Mould solo show, or a Bob Dylan disciple enduring one of the man’s […]
Rafael Tal is evidently a modest man, eschewing the word “chef” when asked to describe his role in the kitchen at The Fountain Room at the Mark Addy Inn. So permit Restaurantarama to say what Tal will not: Based on the meal we shared last week at the recently renovated Nellysford inn, he is definitely […]
For those of you who don’t obsessively read media gossip (and really, who would—because really, who cares?), like I’ll admit to doing, allow me to reduce one of the big stories of the past year to 28 words: Lately, The Village Voice has sucked. No surprise, then, that the legendary rag has, for the past […]
This Friday at Starr Hill, The Easy Star All-Stars will appear on the heels of the release of their CD Radiodread, a complete reggae version of Radiohead’s OK Computer.
The IllusionistPG-13, 110 minutesNow playing at Regal DowntownCinema 6 Just as video killed the radio stars, movies dealt a blow to magicians, causing audiences to wonder where sleight of hand ended and camera tricks began. And now, a hundred or so years later, a movie is paying tribute to the good old days, when a […]
I’m not much of a planner. And these days, without parents around to plan for me, nor the endless vacations of the academic life that make planning less imperative, I lose out. Every year, those precious two weeks of freedom inevitably arrive with not so much as a sojourn on Virginia Beach planned. Thus, I […]
In Restaurantarama’s experience, it’s not unusual to walk through a parking lot and wonder to oneself, “What’s that smell?” Normally, the answer is not the kind of subject that is suitable to a dining column. But all that has changed since mid-August, when Alex George opened Just Curry, a place where the name says it […]
When it rains, which it’s been doing lately, we need sandwiches—basic, comforting, well-made sandwiches. This is why we went to the New Deli, shaking off our umbrellas and shutting the door quickly to keep out the dampness. Behold the veggie wrap! Stuffed with all manner of crispy produce, layered with provolone and expertly constructed inside […]
There are restaurants, and then there are restaurants. We were at a local eatery recently, slurping down some fine, housemade soup full of ingredients from area farms, when a slightly hungover-looking fellow approached.
It\’s been a hot and sweltering summer. Yet one of the most popular dishes at D\’Ambola\’s Italian restaurant in Afton is the equally hot and spicy Alici con Bucatini Rigati.
With the recent completion of the massive John Paul Jones Arena, and the continuing popularity of music venues like Starr Hill and the Satellite Ballroom, Charlottesville now rivals Richmond for the title of hippest city in Central Virginia.
In 1985, Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan starred in a movie called The Protector, his second attempt at cashing in on the American film market.
The Bob lives. And on Modern Times he also loves and leers, remembering a past that seems impossibly far away, even as he surveys the details of the Right Now and a not-so-far-off Judgment Day.
This seems to be the week for Hollywood shining a bright light into its dark side. On Friday the revelation comes courtesy of the classic film noir Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Let’s go up to the Corner, shall we? Westminster House, formerly The Prism, is organizing itself and, in the spirit of both The Prism and Westminster Presbyterian Church, is offering a community center for traditional music and dance. Pete Vigour leads a monthly old-time jam, fiddler Alex Caton teaches lessons there, and Lori Madden and […]