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Trump talking about becoming U.S. president
Published on Feb 25th, 2011
24 comments Donald Trump, the New York-based real estate magnate and reality television star– and most recently the man who would buy all the properties recently lost by Patricia Kluge to foreclosure...
Magic or Magical Realism? Skibell visits WriterHouse
Published on Feb 1st, 2011
0 comments Writer extraordinaire of the supernatural Joseph Skibell, author of A Curable Romantic and A Blessing on the Moon, is making the trip to Charlottesville's WriterHouse this week to talk about...
Pittard "harrowingly wise" says Post
Published on Jan 31st, 2011
1 comments Former UVA MFAer Hanna Pittard gets some love from the Washington Post's Ron Charles: "The Fates Will Find Their Way is chilling and touching. Pittard can be harrowingly wise about the melancholy...
Hitchcock takes a new look at the end of WW II
Published on Jan 19th, 2011
0 comments UVA History Professor William Hitchcock visits the Miller Center to discuss and sign copies of his new book The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe. The book landed on...
CBS Newsman Jack Ford visits Miller Center
Published on Jan 19th, 2011
0 comments CBS News Legal Analyst Jack Ford visits the Miller Center tol discuss recent history’s most intriguing cases. Ford has covered the trials of O.J. Simpson, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, and...
Poet, playwright, Amiri Baraka at UVA
Published on Jan 19th, 2011
0 comments The Office of African-American Affairs at the University of Virginia hosts Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright, and activist, for a reading and discussion of his work. Born in 1934, in Newark, New Jersey...
Snap: You just made my day!
Published on Jan 11th, 2011
4 comments PHOTO BY STEPHANIE MARIE GARCIA We don't know who he is or where he was going–- but we gotta admit, when we saw this gentleman wandering the Downtown Mall with this sign, we swooned. Thanks...
Bare-ly legal: charges against Tobey dropped
Published on Jan 11th, 2011
22 comments Aaron Tobey got something off his chest by writing on it. HENRICO COUNTY POLICE PHOTO Henrico County's Commonwealth's Attorney elected not to press charges against Charlottesville resident Aaron...
Secrets of the Blue Ridge from Phil James
Published on Jan 10th, 2011
0 comments The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society hosts local columnist Phil James, who'll be signing copies of his recently released book, Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Stories from Western Albemarle,...
The Sports Doctor: 2010 highlights
Published on Dec 21st, 2010
10 comments This year, the Sports Doc came to the defense of UVA football, but went on the offense against the likes of Lebron James. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Love her or hate her, The Hook's Sports Doctor (...
The making of the first celebrity President: 1960
Published on Dec 21st, 2010
0 comments Michael Duffy, Time magazine’s assistant managing editor and Washington bureau chief, comes to the Miller Center to discuss the making of John F. Kennedy's candidacy and campaign. In 1995, Duffy won...
Epic Migration: Wilkerson at the Miller Center
Published on Dec 21st, 2010
0 comments Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Isabel Wilkerson, the author most recently of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, which documents the migration of black...
Writer's club hosts Honenberger
Published on Dec 21st, 2010
0 comments The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club hosts guest speaker Sarah Collins Honenberger at the Boar's Head Inn on Wednesday, January 26 at 7pm. Honenbeger will pay homage to the classics...
Changling: Master chef a master manipulator?
Published on Dec 15th, 2010
13 comments Peter Chang in an actual Charlottesville restaurant kitchen. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO How many food writers and foodies have now been sucked down the rabbit hole trying to pin down Peter Chang, or...
Bummer for Brown
Published on Dec 7th, 2010
11 comments City manager candidate Richard M. Brown didn't get the "dream" job he wanted in Charlottesville, and it looks like he could lose his current city manager job back in East Providence, too. A newly...
The C&O: a friendly port in a stormy world
Published on Nov 30th, 2010
1 comments The C&O has always been the home of the second chance," says owner Dave Simpson, who has run the Water Street restaurant for 30 years. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO For 30 years now, Dave Simpson...
Thrusting forward: Caplins offer UVA a new theater
Published on Nov 22nd, 2010
2 comments A rendering of UVA's new Ruth Caplin Theatre. Willam Rawn Associates Last month, UVA held a ceremonial ground-breaking at the future site of the Ruth Caplin Theatre, a three hundred-seat, 20,500...
A lot of trouble: Could Amtrak parking lot stymie new rail service?
Published on Nov 19th, 2010
30 comments Despite recent attempts to pretty up their Amtrak parking lot property, local developers Gabe Silverman and Alan Cadgene are still under fire for the condition of the lot. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR...
Miller Center: Crawford on the Supremes
Published on Nov 18th, 2010
0 comments CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford visits the Miller Center to discuss the Fall term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Crawford contributes regularly to the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,...
Kelly Watt's race set for Saturday morning
Published on Nov 18th, 2010
2 comments Panorama Farms will teem with runners of all ages this Saturday morning to honor Kelly Watt, the "attitude is everything" 18-year-old who died in the summer of 2005 after a run-induced heat stroke....