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Hello, Mr. Chang: Space change, but elusive chef still coming
Published on Nov 17th, 2010
22 comments Chef Peter Chang has signed a lease for the former Wild Greens space in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Despite recent reports to the contrary, renowned chef Peter Chang is...
Courtroom contretemps: Client says former mayor throttled him
Published on Nov 17th, 2010
32 comments Attorney Frank Buck served as Charlottesville mayor from 1980-'88. FILE PHOTO Update: The case has been continued to December 13 at 9:05am as Buck's deep ties to the legal community have led...
Renaissance man: WTJU host Emmett Boaz dies
Published on Nov 11th, 2010
8 comments Emmett Boaz worked as a gunsmith, and was a competitive pistol shooter for about 10 years. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Ask people how they want to die, and the two most common answers will be in...
Brix...ah, Terrace Cafe on Pantops has closed
Published on Nov 10th, 2010
40 comments "It's time to downsize," says Brix Terrace Cafe owner Karen Laetare. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Restaurant owners tend to preen like cats when they first open, but when they close the Restaurant...
Calling all readers! Cast your nom for Person of the Year 2010
Published on Nov 3rd, 2010
119 comments Joel Salatin, Hook Person of the Year 2009. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Gary O'Connell, Hook Person of the Year 2008. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO 1 of 2 Election day might be over, but that certainly...
Varner on his memior at New Dominion
Published on Nov 2nd, 2010
0 comments Jay Varner will present selections from his new memoir Nothing Left to Burn on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 pm at New Dominion Bookshop. Note: This event was originally scheduled for the evening of...
UVA CW program welcomes writer Heidi Julavits
Published on Nov 2nd, 2010
0 comments Heidi Julavits, author of The Uses of Enchantment and The Effect of Living Backwards and co-editor of The Believer, visits the UVA Creative Writing department as its first 2010 “mini” Rea Visiting...
Perriello survives Colbert
Published on Oct 28th, 2010
14 comments The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Indecision 2010 - Revenge of the Fallen - Tom Perriello www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep...
Happy hunter: Landers eats up national exposure
Published on Oct 25th, 2010
52 comments Jackson Landers about to skin the tail of an invasive green iguana in the kitchenette of his pop-up camper on Big Pine Key, Florida. PHOTO FROM LANDERS' BLOG In July last year Jackson Landers...
Genoways stays: UVA's VQR investigation a whitewash?
Published on Oct 21st, 2010
27 comments Although UVA President Teresa Sullivan allowed VQR editor Ted Genoways to keep his job, she's called for University-wide changes by which "employee complaints about their supervisors can be taken,...
Remembering Carson: New fields keep memory of Woodbrook student alive
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
3 comments An architect's rendering of the controversial dug-outs at the new Woodbrook Elementary School t-ball field, built in honor of the late Carson Raymond (inset), a Woodbrook student who died last year...
Kluge-Moses: Feng shui gets scientific at PVCC building
Published on Sep 21st, 2010
7 comments William Moses and his wife Paticia Kluge, who donated $1.2 million to the project, cut the ribbon in the building that bears their names. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Students already taking classes at...
Rathbone reads rave-reviewed first book
Published on Sep 20th, 2010
0 comments South African-born Emma Rathbone was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at UVA. PUBLICITY PHOTO You write your first novel and get a rave review from the New Yorker, which compares your protagonist to Catcher in...
Kuttner conquers: Oliver's Edison2 car wins $5 million X Prize
Published on Sep 16th, 2010
35 comments Kuttner (fourth from left) and team designed a car weighing 830 pounds. YOUTUBE VIDEO Oliver Kuttner, the Charlottesville real estate developer turned automotive developer, has won the $5 million...
The chef has landed: Elusive Chang nabs high-profile Charlottesville home
Published on Sep 14th, 2010
38 comments House of Chang: The former Asian Buffet building on 29 North has been vacant for years, but it's poised to become the talk of the town. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Brace yourself, foodies. Chinese chef...
Hair apparent: Local stylist does Fashion's Night Out
Published on Sep 13th, 2010
2 comments Gisele gets ready for her 'do. PHOTO COURTESY LUCAS SHAFFER New York's Fashion Week can seem a world away, but for Charlottesville-based hairstylist Lucas Shaffer, it was an opportunity to show the...
John Kluge: The benevolent billionaire goes out in style
Published on Sep 8th, 2010
35 comments John Kluge and his wife, Maria Tussi Kuttner Kluge. UVA PHOTO In a life that continued for two and a half decades past his obituary interview with the New York Times, media-shy billionaire John...
Chang watch: Might the elusive chef be back?
Published on Aug 24th, 2010
15 comments Where are you Peter Chang? FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Back in April, chef Peter Chang’s “consultant and translator,” Gen Lee, told Dish that the famous Chinese chef had found a place of his own...
Knight reads at New Dominion
Published on Aug 18th, 2010
0 comments Former UVA MFAer and Hook contributor Michael Knight returns to Charlottesville with his new novel The Typist at the New Dominion Bookshop on Thursday, September 16 at 5:30pm. Set in Tokyo after...
Tale of Woe: The death of the VQR's Kevin Morrissey
Published on Aug 18th, 2010
650 comments On John Casteen’s last official day in office as the president of the University of Virginia, a tragic story, one fit for the pages of the award-winning literary journal that he nurtured, began to...