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NYT takes aim at Halsey Minor
Published on Jun 14th, 2010
5 comments “I’m going to finish that damn hotel,” Minor has said, “because I started it.”. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN Looks like the New York Times can’t resist a good Halsey Minor story either. From...
JPJ headliner Lady Gaga channels Madonna
Published on Jun 9th, 2010
40 comments Lady Gaga in her new video for "Alejandro." STILL FROM VIDEO If you have a thing for buff male dancers with Moe Howard haircuts, brooding half-naked Nazi SS-looking soldiers in fishnet stockings,...
Kluge clock sells for $3.8 million
Published on Jun 9th, 2010
9 comments A Chinese clock goes for more than three times its estimate. PHOTO COURTESY SOTHEBY'S An Imperial Chinese Qing Dynasty table clock far exceeded its high-end $1 million estimate, and after fierce...
Hurt puts the hurt on 5th district's wannabes
Published on Jun 8th, 2010
34 comments Establishment candidate Robert Hurt prevails. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Conventional wisdom prevails as Tea Party target and State Sen. Robert Hurt wins the 5th district Republican primary race...
Wiegand unveils new cookbook at New Dominion
Published on Jun 8th, 2010
0 comments Elizabeth Wiegand will present selections from her new cookbook The New Blue Ridge Cookbook Authentic Recipes from North Carolina’s Mountains to the Virginia Highlands at the New Dominion Bookshop on...
Detective novelist Tobias at New Dominion
Published on Jun 8th, 2010
0 comments Local author Harris Tobias reads from his new detective novel The Greer Agency at New Dominion Bookshop on Friday, June 25 at 5:30pm. “Good news for readers of detective fiction: There’s a new sleuth...
Once threatened softball fields to get honorary name
Published on Jun 7th, 2010
10 comments The McIntire softball complex, once threatened by City officials, will be getting a new name. FILE PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER City Council tonight is set to name the McIntire softball fields in honor of...
Big lots: Sotheby's stages giganto Kluge estate sale
Published on Jun 4th, 2010
9 comments The catalog for the collection of Patricia Kluge weighs in at more than 600 pages. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Even when Patricia Kluge downsizes, it's done on a grand scale. The former billionaire's...
Schoeffel shines: Starsia reject stars in Duke victory
Published on Jun 1st, 2010
9 comments Charlottesville native Steve Schoeffel scored two goals in Duke's victory over the Irish. PHOTO FROM DUKE SPORTS WEBSITE Duke lacrosse player C.J. Costabile is getting some well-deserved attention...
Seccuro speaks out on violence at UVA
Published on Jun 1st, 2010
49 comments In a May 27 op-ed on the Huffington Post, UVA alum Liz Seccuro, whose 1984 sexual assault in a fraternity house and her assailant's apology sent 22 years later made international news, weighs in on...
Duchess 'Fergie' bows out of Omni event
Published on May 28th, 2010
8 comments The Duchess of York. PHOTO BY Flickr/gdcgraphics The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson (or "Fergie" as the British tabloids used to call her), was slated to appear at Charlottesville's Omni hotel next...
Corner history book set for re-release
Published on May 26th, 2010
4 comments The Corner was first published in 2001. PHOTOS BY HAWES SPENCER After several years of unavailability, Coy Barefoot's history of the UVA Corner district is set for republication June 3. The move...
'Butter Boy' wants to spread the news
Published on May 18th, 2010
0 comments Skylark and other vendors rise early to prepare for the Saturday City Market. PHOTO FROM CITY MARKET WEBSITE James Skylark, a.k.a. the Butter Boy, rises at 3am to press fresh juices and move the...
Getting Results: Local CEO tosses the time clock
Published on May 14th, 2010
8 comments Meddius and Intalgent CEO Jeff Gunther allows his employees to work when they want. PHOTO COURTESY JEFF GUNTHER Last year, local business owner Jeff Gunther allowed his 22 employees to do something...
Major prices: For Minor art, as Nurse sells for $6.5 million
Published on May 14th, 2010
6 comments This one painting by Richard Prince brought $6.5 million, as well as compliments about Minor's eye for art. PHILLIPS DE PURY The contemporary collection of embattled art collector/hotel maker Halsey...
Lithwick on Colbert
Published on May 13th, 2010
3 comments Hook Hot Seat sitter and Charlottesville resident Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court for Slate.com and is a Newsweek contributing editor, bantered about Elena Kagan's nomination on the...
Miller Center: Obama's War Over Terror
Published on May 8th, 2010
0 comments New York Times White House Correspondent and former Washington Post Reporter Peter Baker explores the legacy of the George W. Bush administration and the struggles that President Obama is currently...
Miller Center: Executive Compensation: Challenges and Pitfalls
Published on May 8th, 2010
0 comments Wall Street banks and other businesses that received federal bail-out funds predicted that their top executives would quit if they weren’t paid lavishly. Now, Kenneth R. Feinberg, the “pay czar” who...
Mall man: Urban pioneer Chuck Lewis has died
Published on May 6th, 2010
12 comments Lewis' accomplishments were noted in magazines such as Albemarle, left, and an economic development brochure, right. LEWIS FAMILY COLLECTION One of Charlottesville's leading businesspeople, the man...
Coffey talks Appalachian culture
Published on May 5th, 2010
0 comments For 25 years, from 1981 through 2006, Lynn Coffey published a monthly newspaper from her home at Love Gap, Virginia on the Blue Ridge Parkway. During that time she interviewed each of the people...