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Ka-blam: Storyboarding the comix
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments "I'm one of the few people who knows that Tom Cruise is secretly gay!" Colin Whitlow laughs, making a joke about the issues on his mind when he decided to write, produce, shoot, edit, and publish a...
Log-rolling: Fame a stone's throw away
Published on Aug 11th, 2005
0 comments So maybe John Grisham has written a few best-sellers, made millions of dollars, and swelled film industry coffers with his mystery thrillers. But can he boast that, in addition to writing his books,...
Dancing by Hart: Ballet pro offers expertise
Published on Jul 28th, 2005
0 comments If Vince Lombardi and Shari Lewis ever had a daughter, she might have grown up to be something like Sally Hart. To watch the 50-year-old ballet instructor teaching her young students is not unlike...
Rush Ours: The eclectic 'saint' of Barboursville
Published on Jul 21st, 2005
0 comments If one word could describe Mendy St. Ours, it would be "eclectic." An actress, mother, and bus driver for University Transit Service, St. Ours has decided to add to her list of accomplishments this...
More Moore: Sundance channel signs Trevor
Published on Jul 14th, 2005
0 comments Whatever happened to sketch comedy program The Trevor Moore Show? More specifically, whatever happened to the Giant Walkin' Talkin' Box, Moore's conversations with squirrels, and most importantly,...
Mrs. Virginia? That's Dr. Virginia to you!
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments Let's be honest. Although beauty pageant judges and spectators expect physical perfection from their contestants, not many people assume that brains lie behind the flawless faces. This year's Mrs....
Mactavish's mile: Filming a cure for cancer
Published on Jun 23rd, 2005
0 comments Despite being only 40 years old, screenwriter and filmmaker Scott Mactavish has garnered considerable recognition in both of America's entertainment industry capitals. Yet the idea for his...
Spy guy: Snooping stoppage allowed 9/11, says Naftali
Published on Jun 16th, 2005
0 comments The man who runs the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Project is jetting through Charlottesville on a book tour layover, with San Francisco, L.A., New York, Miami, and Chicago in the rearview...
Visual literacy: Needham's evolution of thought
Published on Jun 9th, 2005
0 comments Just 10 years after graduating from Albemarle High School, Richard Needham was using his new degree from the University of Miami's graduate film program to... well, never mind. "I goofed around. I...
Out of 'XS: Scott skips reality for Bonnaro
Published on May 25th, 2005
0 comments Last year the Hackensaw Boys were Charlottesville's emissaries. This year it's the Dave Matthews Band. But another familiar name will also represent Hooktown next month at that 700-acre Tennessee...
Wynn's win? Success surprises city songstress
Published on May 19th, 2005
0 comments Unless you plan to join the celestial choir, a Winchester church may not be the best place for your musical debut. But that's where Robin Wynn, up and coming acoustic rocker, sang her first notes....
Zeiglar's zag: Seeking green lanes amid the asphalt
Published on May 11th, 2005
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FACETIME- Medicine man: Saunier doles out direct justice
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P>Nobody in his or her right mind would want to mess with David Saunier. The 6'5" 43-year-old coordinator towers over criminals and law-abiders alike, his potentially intimidating presence...
Medicine man: Saunier doles out direct justice
Published on May 5th, 2005
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FACETIME- Label this: Easy Star is hard work
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
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Silvercrest: Helping the rich get richer
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments G. Moffett Cochran V admits he'd much prefer a name like Joe. As for the Roman numeral designation, "I don't use that," he protests, whipping out a business card. Still, a name like G. Moffett...
Festival bound: Williamson's okay with Muskogee
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments   It's not Sundance. And it's not even Slamdance. But one local company is feeling okay about Muskogee, an Oklahoma city whose Bare Bones International Film Festival features two showings of an...
Supreme choice: Albemarle grad gets plum post
Published on Apr 14th, 2005
0 comments   Less than ten years after leaving Albemarle High School, Allison Orr is headed for the Supreme Court. "It was really more normal than you would imagine," she says, recalling her interview with...
Sabre.sleuth: Ingalls' Hoosports site tells all
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments   Mike Ingalls probably had a pretty good month. Aside from the predictable March Madness frenzy, certain corners of the Internet are abuzz with talk of UVA basketball coach Pete Gillen's...
No snob: This criticism welcome at UVA
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments   When you're a noted scholar whose books are helping to shape film theory, it might be easy to rest on your laurels and bask in the glow of emeritus professor-hood. But Robert Kolker, 64, is...
Winner's full circle: Do as I say, not as I did
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments   Lauren Winner can make a splash. Girl Meets God documented her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, and Mudhouse Sabbath (yes, that's a reference to her favorite Charlottesville...
Scratch the stork: Teaching kids the facts of life
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Out of the 'box': Doc's extra test saves life
Published on Mar 10th, 2005
0 comments On the morning of August 13, freelance graphic artist John Wade had a pain in his abdomen. Since he was pretty sure it was a fairly simple problem– he'd had a kidney stone about 15 years before...
Scene spirit: Kelly's quest to unite the arts
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments Just imagine the sorts of articles you might find in local publications if writers and photographers were to collaborate on the same subject. Greg Kelly would probably be really into them. The 31-...
High standards: Simmons coaxes Band's best
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments In 1945, a promising young musician named Jim Simmons was invited to practice with the Charlottesville Municipal Band. As he packed up to leave rehearsal in the Armory on Market St. (now police...
Tsunami relief: Man tosses chainsaws-- aside for a while
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments "I juggle a chainsaw," says comedian Dave VanDerveer. The same iron will that allows him to simultaneously toss eggs and tree-felling equipment should serve him well in the weeks to come. For the...
Larry's largesse: Should we call him $abato?
Published on Feb 10th, 2005
0 comments It seems that even a talking head can have a heart. Superstar UVA politics professor and ubiquitous media "expert consultant," Larry Sabato delivered news of his own in the crowded Rotunda Dome Room...
Gravity's rainmaker: Baldwin 'books' eclectic events
Published on Feb 3rd, 2005
0 comments   "In December 2002, I saw the space for the first time– and started obsessing over it," says Bill Baldwin of his downtown creation called Gravity Lounge. "It's a challenging space," he...
Wrestle maniac: Seay sees excellence in our future
Published on Jan 27th, 2005
0 comments   "We're after the elite, nationwide," says Joe Seay of his recruiting efforts on behalf of UVA's wrestling program. He's already brought former All-American Scott Moore into the fold under head...
Radio head: Tucker is Charlottesville's ticket master
Published on Jan 20th, 2005
0 comments   "I make it my business to like everything," he says. Even so, every once in a while he can't quite hide the twinkle in his eye, and you know he's hit a special one. When Radiohead asked him to...