It was for the balcony that we chose Michael’s Bistro on a summery Friday night, but as it turned out, the food was even better than the view. We ordered the red bean and rice cakes, expecting something down-home—but were delighted when they arrived in an artful stack, topped with tasty collards and scattered kernels […]
Monster HousePG, 91 minutesNow playing at Carmike Cinema 6 For some reason, live-action films now aspire to be cartoons, and cartoons aspire to be live-action films. And then there are those weird hybrids. Monster House, like last year’s The Polar Express, started with live actors, who were required to wear special suits embedded with thousands […]
The Ant Bully (PG) The summer of CGI toons continues. In this family fantasy, a young boy is magically reduced to micro-size after flooding an ant colony with his squirt gun. Our wee protagonist is then dragged into the ant colony and sentenced to hard labor for his trangressions. Eventually, of course, he learns a […]
Sunday In the Park with GeorgeHeritage Repertory TheatreThrough July 29 stage In 1981, after his musical Merrily We Roll Along was abused by critics and shunned by the public, Stephen Sondheim announced that he was going to pour all of his creative energy into writing mystery novels. This was tantamount to Michael Jordan, a decade […]
Here at Restaurantarama, we often find ourselves writing about new restaurants that are, shall we say, entering our community from the outside worldâchains like the Melting Pot, which appeared in this space last week.
There are a few things that everyone can be sure of: 1) the earth is round; 2) if you fling a baseball (or a parking ticket, or a shitzsu) up in the air, it will come back down; 3) musicals are ripe for parody.
When Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl sailed into the harbor during the summer of 2003, it was as if none of us had ever seen a pirate movie before. We were delighted, dazzled.
O.K., I admit itâYouTube is so six months ago. By now, even my grandmother has probably watched a video of a few thrill-seeking guys attempting some ridiculous stunt (most likely involving an explosion and the exclamation “sweet, man!”). Though online video sharing isn’t exactly breakthrough news, YouTube.com is so ridiculously addictive that we couldn’t help but give it some (much-coveted) Hit This Site attention.
While entertaining out-of-towners in the boondocks on a recent Sunday afternoon, we figured that Dr. Ho’s would be a good bet for a tasty lunch.
Bringing a restaurant into this world is no simple task. Just ask Chad Hornik, whose adventures in fending off Charlottesville\’s architectural earnestness we detailed about a month ago.
Bahlmann Abbot grew up in Fayetteville, in southern West Virginia. His grandmother was a picker and singer and his father played music as well. Abbot says, “It was in the storyteller tradition, sitting on the front porch and passing the guitar around.”
Try This Now is a rotating listing of classes, workshops and ongoing events to help you broaden your horizons-ake a hike, learn how to blow glass, or sign up your kid to act in a play. The schedule of topics goes as follows: First Tues-day of the month: Wellness; Second Tuesday: Kids; Third Tuesday: Arts and Fine Arts; Fourth Tuesday: Outdoors; Fifth Tuesday: Grab Bag. To get your event or organization listed, contact Susan Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few weeks ago, the local heroes chosen as this year’s C-VILLE 20 were feted at a reception on top of the Live Arts building. Despite occasional rain, and with the help of a beautiful rainbow, the crowd enjoyed a delightful evening, thanks especially to the inspired cocktails and cuisine provided by Jeannie Brown, the hardworking and talented owner of Kiki. Brown gets a workout with every cocktail she prepares, and we are the lucky recipients of the fruits (pun fully intended) of her labor.
Sometimes, dear readers, the path to restaurant news is really a long and winding road. Which is fine, because as any seasoned traveler knows, it’s those twists and turns along the way that really teach you something. This week, it was the former Krispy Kreme spot on Route 29N that inspired our meandering.
Nothing makes a rainy morning feel cozier than running through the drizzle toward the warm light of a bakery, knowing that a beautiful selection of pastries awaits within. We thought hard and chose a blueberry cream-cheese Danish—it just looked so appealing inside the glass case, like a little boat full of berries. The crust was […]
PG-13, 106 minutesNow playing at Seminole SquareCinema 4 The Devil Wears Prada is based on Lauren Weisberger’s kiss-ass-and-tell roman à clef about working for editor-in-chief Anna Wintour—Nuclear Wintour, they call her—at Vogue magazine. And, although the movie’s better than the book, it’s also softer and vaguer. Weisberger, who was Wintour’s personal assistant for 10 months, […]
The digital music world has become a confusing jumble of online stores, generic radio stations, and illegal downloading programs (Napster vs. Metallica, anyone?)
The Break-Up (PG-13, 106 minutes) Peyton Reed’s “anti-romantic comedy” about a mismatched couple (Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston) is often funny, sometimes uncomfortably so. Vaughn plays a guy’s guy, the kind who’d like to put a pool table in the living room, and Aniston is a version of her sweet, spunky character from “Friends.” (Kent […]
Big Head Todd and the Monsters w/ Toad the Wet Sprocket Charlottesville Pavilion Saturday, July 8, 2006 music Music has the great gift of conjuring up memories and reminding us of times long past. Well, over the weekend, two big acts from the ‘90s who have somewhat dropped off the musical map traveled to […]
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In case you\’ve been living under a rock (or a giant asteroid), Al Gore\’s An Inconvenient Truth has been tearing into theaters recently, leaving a heated global warming debate in its wake. But how “real” is this whole global warming thing, anyway? Well, to make sure that kids have the right facts, the Environmental Protection Agency is offering a cheerful website that helps concerned youngsters learn more about the science of global warming.
Feeling rather fancy, we decided to spring for a trÃ¨s upscale feast at the French bistro Fleurie.
Growing up in New Hampshire, Gary Green took up the harmonica in high school and was soon playing 20 nights a month around New England. “You learn your instrument quickly when you have to be so focused,” he says.