Fun new columns!

The Hook is pleased to unveil two new columns in this issue, "Gimme Shelter" and "My Ride."

* No, Gimme Shelter is not a moment-by-moment countdown to the upcoming Rolling Stones concert. Instead, it's a glimpse at what may be Charlottesville's #1 participatory sport: the housing industry. Whether you rent or own (or camp under a bridge abutment), you should find some pearls of wisdom each week in this ask-the-expert column.

* As for "My Ride," well that's pretty much self-explanatory, isn't it? From precious junkers to pricey juggernauts, we'll find out what locals like about their vehicles.