Cultural preview

Ecologically sound
Published on Feb 21st, 2002
0 comments   Charlottesville writer Jennifer Ackerman will be the guest speaker of UVA’s Brown College as part of its ongoing series of Readings in Nature and Culture. “Winter Ecology,” Ackerman’s talk at...
Summer's coming
Published on Feb 21st, 2002
0 comments   Trees are bare, the lawn is brown, and snow flurries are blowing by my window this morning. Is it that time of year again… time to start thinking about swimsuits and sun block? Yep, it’s true...
Embarrassment of country riches
Published on Feb 21st, 2002
0 comments   You wouldn’t take them home to ma, not because they’re dirty, scruffy, and rough around the edges (though they are, and then some), but because you’d be worried she’d actually enjoy a roll in...
Subtle yet striking
Published on Feb 14th, 2002
0 comments Visitors to Dorothy Siu-Ling Chan’s Playful Nature Series may not be fully prepared for what they find. Chan practices painting in the Lingnan style, which weds traditional Chinese painting (ink and...
Humorous hubris
Published on Feb 14th, 2002
0 comments Hang on to your seats. Here come the Value America guys again. As if they hadn’t rocked this town enough, they’ve spent the last 18 months telling their side of the story. They didn’t take the time...
Slavery's effects live on
Published on Feb 14th, 2002
0 comments As of the 1860 census, the last before the American Civil War, 2.3 million slaves lived in the Lower Southern states—nearly 50 percent of the entire Lower Southern population at that time. The...
Penetrating questions
Published on Feb 14th, 2002
0 comments   Here are the grim statistics: Somewhere in America a woman is battered, usually by her intimate partner, every 15 seconds; a rape is committed every 21 hours on each college campus in the...
Saving green acres
Published on Feb 14th, 2002
0 comments Ask half a dozen people why they live in Charlottesville, and inevitably some of them will reply, “the quality of life.” That “quality” takes many forms, not least of which are safety, size, and...
Visual splendor
Published on Feb 14th, 2002
0 comments   Although a sign on the door says “Please come in,” visitors approaching the Back Gallery exhibit space at the Virginia Discovery Museum may wonder if they’ve wandered into the wrong place. The...
Cool Curreri conquers all
Published on Feb 14th, 2002
0 comments Paul Curreri gives you the wonderful options of reading his stand-alone worthy words, or listening to unassumingly complex playing, or, if you’ve got the time and desire to drop your jaw for a bit,...