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King of the Hill: Brewer gets on-the-shelf acclaim
Published on Aug 1st, 2002
0 comments By Mythili Rao In just three years, Starr Hill brews have taken five medals at the Great American Beer Festival and at the World Beer Cup. And now, the local restaurant/brewery has earned the honor...
Playing a new role: Chapel has big dreams for UVA
Published on Aug 1st, 2002
0 comments When Bob Chapel tells me his parents enrolled him in dance class at the age of three, I imagine a tiny version of the man in front of me turning precise pirouettes across hardwood floors in a sun-...
Hot type: Letterpress printing goes glam?
Published on Jul 18th, 2002
0 comments By Elizabeth Kiem "He has a new book out," people say, meaning that an author has written a new work that has been mass printed, bound, and stocked on shelves in bookstores throughout the country....
Hill climbing: Sam gives bands the business
Published on Jul 11th, 2002
0 comments   By Amy Briggs In a field often marred by instability and red ink– music booking– at least one local company has created a success story. For seven years, Sam Hill Entertainment,...
Oh, Superman: Student narrowly avoids Reeve's fate
Published on Jul 4th, 2002
0 comments By Mythili Rao When Christopher Reeve's thoroughbred balked at a jump in May 1995, the Superman actor was sent soaring skyward. Reeve's paralysis came just an instant later when the 42-year-old...
Sex, money, and dirty fingernails
Published on Jun 6th, 2002
0 comments By Elizabeth Kiem Stefan Bechtel’s latest book, Growing a Fortune, is a conversational little manual of investing tips derived from gardening. It’s been on the shelves less than a month, but Bechtel...
Avant gardener
Published on May 23rd, 2002
0 comments The rains have come, and in their wake shrubs, flowers, and cool-weather crops are strutting their stuff. As we lick our lips in anticipation of all those gifts from nature’s bounty, we might...
Former fiction winner gets book deal
Published on May 16th, 2002
0 comments By Elizabeth Kiem Jessica Francis Kane is no stranger to publicity. What former winner of a high-profile local fiction contest could be? Especially one who went on to become a literary agent for...
Thinking positive!
Published on May 2nd, 2002
0 comments By Laurie Ripper What’s so serious it can’t be joked about? The Holocaust comes to mind, and maybe the World Trade Center attacks. But what about the dreaded virus that has killed 40 million people...
My name is Wendy and I'm a Daveaholic
Published on Apr 18th, 2002
0 comments Common sense says you don’t meet people you’ve known only through the Internet. But in total defiance of that dictum, Wendy Loo will rendezvous with strangers all over the country for the next eight...
McCollum finds another controversy to novelize
Published on Apr 4th, 2002
0 comments The first thing you read as you open Thomas McCollum’s new book is his unflinching dedication: “In respectful memory of Nicole Brown Simpson (To a long-time friend who never served me msg. How I wish...
Mood music
Published on Mar 28th, 2002
0 comments The breeze is warm on our faces, and the grass is greening in the early spring sun: it's the kind of morning Jack Donahue might sing about. "Don't you love this weather?" Donahue says to me as we sit...
Gloves on
Published on Mar 14th, 2002
0 comments “It’s one-on-one training, every time,” says Joe Mallory, who, even as he’s being interviewed, barks out instructions: “Throw it harder,” he yells to two young men working with “the medicine ball,”...
The deerslayer
Published on Mar 7th, 2002
0 comments   John Hill is the sort of guy who, when a car accident left him with fractured vertebrae and a painfully damaged ankle last November, found both his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend waiting in the...
Romantic roofs
Published on Feb 28th, 2002
0 comments “It’s not the thickness; it’s the angle,” explains master thatcher Colin McGhee when asked how straw or reed roofs can last. Thatching, a term used to describe the use of indigenous materials for...
Beefy Performance: Meat Excellence draws crowds and cops
Published on Feb 21st, 2002
0 comments How does one grade Meat Excellence?  For some, it’s Grade A for avant garde.  For others, it’s Grade C, as in call the cops— a frequent conclusion to Meat Excellence performances on the...
Joan Woodfolk recalls Vinegar Hill
Published on Feb 7th, 2002
0 comments We meet at the Jefferson Preschool, the first building that comes to Joan Woodfolk's mind when I ask for a place that will evoke her childhood memories of Vinegar Hill. Feeling the heat It has...
FACETIME- Peter Parkour: Seigler 'flows' over buildings
Published on Jan 1st, 2014
0 comments He might not be slinging webs and fighting crime, but Justin Seigler is used to his friends calling him Spider-Man. That's because of his unusual hobby, the sport known as parkour. Started in France...