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Rebel with a pen: Author leaves the jungle
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments Bob Anderson is a spirit of the rain forest, and the only rule he bows to is the law of the jungle. "I had nothing but contempt for people who are into discipline. I would do outrageous things and...
Anarchist of Love: The conviction of Andrew Holden
Published on Mar 20th, 2003
0 comments Imagine this: A self-proclaimed anarchist chains himself to an Omni Hotel elevator to protest the corporation's failure to pay its employees a "living wage." Police arrest him. A few months later,...
Sweet story: May's book preserves traditions
Published on Mar 20th, 2003
0 comments Like many folk traditions, the process of making sorghum molasses the "old fashioned way" is labor intensive. It takes the whole community to harvest the cane, press the thin green juice from the...
Saving the city: Novelist has hopes for his craft
Published on Mar 13th, 2003
0 comments  Here's more evidence that Charlottesville is a powerful literary incubator. Peter Skinner­ actor, painter, sculptor, and heir to the largest fortune ever made in Washington state until the...
Designing fellow: Sam Johnson takes Museum helm
Published on Mar 6th, 2003
0 comments Mister Rogers. It's the first thing I thought of when I first laid eyes on the new exhibit and outreach coordinator at the Virginia Discovery Museum– and that was well before the icon of...
WTC visionary: Architect Morrish thinks with Think
Published on Feb 27th, 2003
0 comments Towers of red folders containing the hopes of would-be architecture students occupy every horizontal surface in William Morrish's office. But on the wall beside his desk hang images of towers of a...
Perfect fit: Filmmaker Fennell joins ATO Pictures
Published on Feb 20th, 2003
0 comments Quick– what do video producer Marcus Nispel, game show maven Julann Griffin, and actor John C. Reilly have in common? Answer: Charlottesville native Temple Fennell, who has a talent for running...
Void filler: Wacky feeds sophisticated cravings
Published on Feb 13th, 2003
0 comments Ten months ago, Waki Wynn decided to do a favor for a musical friend. The favor– to give the friend some exposure– led them to plan a music/comedy show. But when more than 500 people...
Sundancing: Sisson seizes the celluloid dream
Published on Feb 6th, 2003
0 comments Fifteen years ago, during an electronic security industry workshop, Barry Sisson found himself paired with fellow businessman Robert May. The two were instructed to describe their fantasy job. "I...
Bridging the divide: Resolving conflict from Prospect to Belfast
Published on Jan 30th, 2003
0 comments "How can a community of learning really thrive without fully immersing itself into its surrounding environment?" asks John Kiess. While some UVA students are content to live inside the academic and...
Look out, Shania: There's a new half-time show in town
Published on Jan 23rd, 2003
0 comments Up until this week, the essence of the Charlottesville Men's Book Club has been heavy on the Men and heavy on the Club, but perhaps a little light on the Book, as most of the authors could be fairly...
Outbound: Venezuela too rowdy for Christina Cox
Published on Jan 16th, 2003
0 comments When Christina Cox embarked on a year-long study abroad trip to Venezuela, she expected to improve her Spanish and enjoy the country's relaxed Caribbean culture. What she didn't anticipate were...
It's a vine line: Moses knows his wine and widgets
Published on Jan 9th, 2003
0 comments He lives in a staggeringly huge mansion with a glamorous wife whose very name causes heads to turn. In business, he's rubbed shoulders with media magnate Rupert Murdoch and NBA commissioner David...
Playing the piper: Ryan takes his show on the road
Published on Dec 26th, 2002
0 comments "A story! A story! Tell us a story!" shouts a chorus of young voices on Peter Ryan's newest CD. Never heard of Peter Ryan? You must not have an aspiring thespian in the house. Ryan has been creating...
Walking the line: Impresario Harris balances "fun and insanity"
Published on Dec 18th, 2002
0 comments "There's a fine line between fun and insanity, and that line constantly moves," jokes Greg Harris as we talk about the upcoming production of the New Lyric Theater's The Gondoliers, which opens in...
Look out, Leopold: New concertmaster keeps busy
Published on Dec 12th, 2002
0 comments There's something charming and archaic in certain job titles. Like fishmonger, milliner, or apothecary, the orchestral concertmaster may seem to non-musicians like a character from another era. Not...
Mr. Grape Man: Gorman's got the juicy details
Published on Dec 5th, 2002
0 comments Cabernet Franc. Mark Tim Gorman's words: that's the wine that will make this region famous. He should know. Not only is he president of the Virginia Vineyards Association, but the 38-year-old Afton...
Jefferson Ward: The joy lives
Published on Nov 28th, 2002
0 comments Jeff Ward isn't trying to be Lance Armstrong or anything, but, like the Tour de France winner, he's lucky to be alive. The 34-year-old former UVA football player had a nasty surprise early this year...
Kaboodling: Jones' kiddie show gets syndicated
Published on Nov 21st, 2002
0 comments Peter Jones is one of those lucky individuals who figured out early what he truly loves. Fortunately for both him and the kids he entertains, he's been able to shape that love into a career. Jones is...
Star witness: Winner's a conversion fan
Published on Nov 14th, 2002
0 comments As if it weren't enough for a young first-time author to be sought by the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio, Lauren Winner is pulling in some local publicity trophies as well. A few weeks...
Successfully small: Jan Karon reaches masses with Mitford
Published on Nov 7th, 2002
0 comments It's a pristine October day, and over 400 people gather under a big white tent in Keene to discuss the future of small town America. No, it isn't concern for Keene or nearby Scottsville that has...
Grin and film it: Hollywood smiles on Couric's son
Published on Oct 24th, 2002
0 comments He has a legacy of success behind him, but Jeff Wadlow, the younger son of the late Virginia State Senator Emily Couric and nephew of Today show host Katie Couric, is blazing a trail all his own. The...
The soprano: Goyne rides her voice to Italy
Published on Oct 17th, 2002
0 comments Christina Goyne is not your average high school senior. At sixteen, she's a year younger than most of her classmates at Monticello High School. (She skipped sixth grade.) And last summer, she was one...
Aiming high: Lopez questions the Charlottesville legacy
Published on Oct 3rd, 2002
0 comments Guy Lopez didn't come here to rave about how great the University of Virginia is. His mission: to hold a mirror to this town and show a different view of its much-vaunted history. "I'm one of the...
Family plans: Kid-friendly cafe expands in crisis
Published on Sep 19th, 2002
0 comments  Some people suggest that we can learn more about a business not by looking at its five-year plan but by– uh using its bathroom. If this is true, the sparkling facilities at C'Ville Coffee...
No fair! But Doernberg's working on it
Published on Sep 12th, 2002
0 comments An old cliché says life isn't fair. Dan Doernberg is no expert, but he has made the issue of fairness– from family squabbles to corporate injustice and international politics– his life's...
Bag lady: Local designer goes electronic
Published on Sep 5th, 2002
0 comments Kiss off, Kate Spade. Move over, Monica. Here comes Victoria Horner. Although this local designer may not be a household name yet, her bags, made in the dining room of her Market Street home, have...
Monkey boy: Big winner tells Millionaire tales
Published on Aug 22nd, 2002
0 comments It's not so hard to come by a millionaire, or a near millionaire, in these parts. Certainly it's no trick to encounter someone who, yes, "wants to be a millionaire." But I give you a new specimen-­...
Transplanted Rose: New memoir celebrates a childhood in Iran
Published on Aug 8th, 2002
0 comments   By Elizabeth Kiem Nesta Ramazani's life has been full of adventure and paradox, but to hear her tell it, the most incongruous detail in her biography is that she learned to dance in Iran. "...
Drive-by wording: The man behind the maxims
Published on Aug 1st, 2002
0 comments By Elizabeth Kiem Without getting into a debate on service, speed, or the use of rear-view mirror air fresheners, it's safe to say that Charlottesville's Yellow Cabs are a breed apart. Each taxi in...