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Survivor's end: Bradley dies 54 years past Piedmont plane crash
Published on Aug 27th, 2013
4 comments The sole survivor of one of the most perplexing air crashes in American history and a celebrated visitor to the Crozet area, where he would memorialize the last flight of Piedmont #349, Ernest Philip...
Festival origins: Founder Patricia Kluge tells how it all began
Published on Oct 30th, 2012
2 comments On the 25th anniversary of the Virginia Film Festival, Patricia Kluge and former Governor Gerald Baliles both are being honored for its founding. According to Kluge, however, someone else first...
Revolutionary: How to film upheaval-- and pick up girls
Published on Oct 3rd, 2012
2 comments The filmmaker was living in Argentina in the 1970s, a tumultuous and dangerous place that saw the return of General Juan Perón in 1973, the reign of his widow Isabel Perón, her ouster in a military...
Civil Kickstarter: Film on Julian Bond needs $24K
Published on Sep 21st, 2012
6 comments A documentary on noted civil rights leader and retired UVA professor Julian Bond has received no support from any of the institutions with which Bond, former chair of the NAACP, is associated....
Tony Horwitz and John Brown
Published on Sep 21st, 2012
0 comments Confederates in the Attic author Tony Horwitz was in town September 20 discussing his latest book, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War. Among those involved in...
Mead Money: 'Boots' fans push all profs to sup with students
Published on Sep 20th, 2012
1 comments The former students of Ernest "Boots" Mead are a determined lot. They were so enchanted by their time with music professor emeritus Mead outside the classroom that they created an endowment to fund...
Street theater
Published on Sep 17th, 2012
0 comments Act I of The Madwoman of Chaillot is underway Friday evening, September 14, with the Bank of America as a backdrop. The show continues Thursdays-Saturdays at 6pm through September, with a September...
5th District race: Social issues 'a distraction,' says Hurt
Published on Sep 17th, 2012
116 comments The 5th District incumbent makes no bones about it: his traditional conservative values are a product of how he was raised. That would be in Chatham in southside Virginia, and U.S. Congressman Robert...
Dramatic tension: Kielbasa counts down to opening night
Published on Sep 16th, 2012
0 comments Jody Kielbasa is tired. When we spoke with him, the Virginia Film Festival director had been in Richmond the previous night, trying to celebrate his wife's birthday while dealing with emails during...
Controversial constitutionalist: 30 years of defending the people
Published on Jul 24th, 2012
4 comments In the corner is a cardboard stand-up of James Dean– and another of the Beatles in a phone booth. Toy skeletons are all over the place, as well as artwork that hints of a disturbing vision....
Semantics: The meaning of Thane Kerner's Silverchair success
Published on Jul 9th, 2012
8 comments Last year, Inc. magazine ranked Silverchair as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. Locally, the technical publishing company, while employing 240 people, has a lower profile....
Reefer activism: 2.6-ounce possessor fights back in Drug War
Published on May 28th, 2012
128 comments Here's what Jordan McNeish learned after nearly half a year in jail: "There are two classes of people: people who have done something they think they should be in jail for, and people who think the...
'Hot Air' rises: Filmmakers reach $65K, push on to Nolte
Published on May 4th, 2012
4 comments For 45 days, Derek Sieg and Jeremy Goldstein did everything they could think of to raise money to make a movie. They sold t-shirts on the Downtown Mall. They buttonholed every connection they had....
Colacello's words in Orth's mouth
Published on May 2nd, 2012
0 comments In last week's "Big winner: Emily Couric scholarshipper gets $30K," a remark made by Maureen Orth's colleague, Bob Colacello– "I do in-depth pieces on superficial people–" was mistakenly...
Air apparent: 'History Guys' prep for weekly launch
Published on Apr 27th, 2012
6 comments Seven years after the idea for a radio show featuring "The American History Guys" was first floated in Charlottesville, the "Guys"– a dream team of two UVA history profs and a well-known...
Big winners: Top Emily Couric scholarshipper gets $30K
Published on Apr 24th, 2012
1 comments Every year the nonprofit Emily Couric Leadership Forum picks an academic superstar demonstrating extraordinary leadership from among the seniors at each local high school– and a real-life...
Divine stage: Waters serves up idea-drenched Monticello feast
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
5 comments On a beautiful day last Friday, April 20, Monticello served as the "divine stage" for a feast of feasts, according to Alice Waters, owner and executive chef of the world-famous Chez Panisse...
Pack 10: Hook wins journalism, advertising awards
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
6 comments The Hook took home 10 journalism awards and 13 for advertising, including a Best in Show, at the April 21 Virginia Press Association conference in Roanoke. In the news side of the house,...
Non-Hollywooder: Spacek can eat lunch in this town again
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
11 comments Getting dressed for a party at the White House in the early 1980s, Sissy Spacek and husband Jack Fisk were donning their formal apparel at a posh Washington hotel when they suddenly realized they'd...
Heating up: Chang wows Richmond; plans new menu, movie
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
8 comments Peter Chang is likely the only chef in America whose migration from one restaurant to the next over the last several years has been depicted by a map graphic in the Washington Post, from his arrival...
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