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Pro ballplayer Wagner to retire
Published on May 1st, 2010
1 comments Crozet-based professional baseball player Billy Wagner will retire at the end of the season to spend time with his family, the Atlanta Constitution reports. (The celebrated relief pitcher jumped from...
Novak now a Charger
Published on Apr 30th, 2010
7 comments The former Albemarle/Maryland standout and Hotseat sitter Nick Novak is now a San Diego Charger. Novak has played 22 NFL games with the Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, and the Kansas City...
Galant on cars and marriage
Published on Apr 28th, 2010
1 comments Debra Galant. Photo by Frances Pelzman Liscio From a ’74 Mustang to a Chevy Suburban, Debra Galant’s Cars from A Marriage charts the important events–big and small–in one couple’s...
Waldo: Where's the healthy stuff?
Published on Apr 27th, 2010
4 comments Can you help Waldo eat guilt-free? PHOTO BY HOOK STAFF Local blogger Waldo Jaquith asks the question: Where can I find healthful food? Jaquith is in the process of moving (don't worry, it's only a...
Kluge's jewels on 'Today Show'
Published on Apr 16th, 2010
25 comments Winemaker Patricia Kluge is shedding the skin of her life as billionaire's wife by selling both her mansion, Albemarle House, and other lavish belongings, including jewelry. A couple of the items to...
Poet Ava Leavell Haymon at New Dominion
Published on Apr 16th, 2010
0 comments In Ava Leavell Haymon’s third collection of poetry, an unremarkable, harried, contemporary woman named Gretel finds herself at midlife overtaken by the Grimms’ household tale “Hansel and Gretel.” The...
Animated guy: Local wins collegiate Emmy-like award
Published on Apr 15th, 2010
0 comments Ross Bollinger goes to Hollywood–- and wins. PHOTO COURTESY ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES FOUNDATION A publicist warns us that "Emmy" is not the correct term for the award that...
Chang watch: The chef has landed
Published on Apr 15th, 2010
7 comments We know you’re all just sitting at your computers waiting for the latest Peter Chang update. Well, here it is: according to Chang’s “consultant and translator,” Gen Lee, the quixotic chef has found a...
'Elegant lady': LeRoi Moore's brothers say goodbye to their mother
Published on Apr 13th, 2010
16 comments Roxie Holloway Moore, mother of three boys including late DMB sax player LeRoi Moore, died Thursday, April 8. PHOTO COURTESY JEFFREY MOORE For the family of late Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi...
Pink ribbon: Navratilova's cancer recalls local near-death experience
Published on Apr 9th, 2010
4 comments Martina Navratilova at the 2006 Prague Open. PHOTO BY MICHAL POHORELSKY Former Charlottesville-area resident and tennis legend Martina Navratilova, 53, has breast cancer, the New York Times reports...
Barnard winner Beasley at New Dominion
Published on Apr 8th, 2010
0 comments Poet Sandra Beasley reads from her new collection of poems, I Was the Jukebox, winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, at the New Dominion Book Shop on Thursday, April 29, at 5:30pm. “These...
Zim catches the Prez
Published on Apr 5th, 2010
13 comments Former Virginia baseball star and Hook HotSeater Ryan Zimmerman will catch the first pitch from President Barack Obama at the Washington National’s home opener today against the Philadelphia Phillies...
Literary wizardry: Church hosts novelist Marilynne Robinson
Published on Apr 2nd, 2010
0 comments Marilynne Robinson PUBLICITY PHOTO Distinguished visiting authors tend to arrive in Charlottesville via the UVA’s Creative Writing Program, The Miller Center, or the Virginia Festival of the Book,...
Arterati photog Barron at New Dominion
Published on Mar 31st, 2010
5 comments Beatrix Ost-Kuttner and Adelheid Ost, Virginia, 1987. photo by Jeannette Montgomery Barron Art photographer and author Jeannette Montgomery Barron, famous for her portraits of Andy Warhol, Robert...
Grisham, Roth find fake Italian interviews
Published on Mar 29th, 2010
7 comments Mega-best-selling author and well known Democrat John Grisham was surprised to learn he's an Obama basher. The New Yorker has the story of an Italian journalist who made up interviews with famous...
Georgia has Chang on its mind
Published on Mar 29th, 2010
10 comments Media reports had Georgia foodies reclaiming Chang, but it was not to be. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO It seems that chef Peter Chang, the subject of the Hook's March 25 cover story, can’t even go on a...
Auction block: Merrill petitions court for Minor's art
Published on Mar 26th, 2010
19 comments Minor could lose "Andy Warhol and Members of the Factory," shown here, as well as "Sexes," by former Virginia Beach skater punk Ryan McGinness. PHOTOS BY DENNIS HOPPER, JAY KUHLMANN Internet tycoon...
Former Boar�s Head chef lands at Homestead
Published on Mar 25th, 2010
0 comments Our former Kitchen Confidential confidant Mark Gallaudet, who once wooed palates at the Boar’s Head Inn, has been named executive chef at the famed  Homestead in Hot Springs, according to the AP. The...
The Chang effect: Wooing palates, breaking hearts--- and why he left
Published on Mar 23rd, 2010
53 comments Peter Chang's food has created a frenzy among foodies. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Last fall, word that a famous Szechuan chef had quietly set up in Charlottesville had foodies salivating. There was a...
W. Alton Jones heiress dies
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
0 comments Patricia "Pat" Jones Edgerton, daughter of eponymous foundation founder W. Alton Jones and wife of renowned UVA plastic surgeon Milton Edgerton, died March 16 at age 87. She had Alzheimer's disease,...