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Insulin shocker
A Crozet mother is behind bars accused of attempting to poison her husband with a drug used to treat diabetics. Her alleged method may be unusual, but is it effective?

Happy trails
Officially, it's still summer, but a look at the action-packed calendar is proof that fall's here and the fun's yours for the picking. From live music to unusual outdoor theatrical performances to an array of art openings on First Friday, you'll find something to tickle your fancy.

Funny stuff
A movie titled Hit and Run has no business being good, muses Roger Ebert, who was pleasantly surprised by the action comedy starring Dax Shepard as a man who must tell his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) he's in the witness protection program.

Kill the death penalty
From the potential of executing an innocent person to the fact that blacks are disproportionately sentenced to die for their crimes, it's time to make the death penalty a relic of the past, say this week's essayists.

On the cover (of this 40-page issue):
Images by Lisa Provence, Dave McNair, Hawes Spencer, and Jen Fariello.

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