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Primary dare: Kim hopes voters get all Tingley
Published on May 5th, 2005
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Comic relief: Voice of Cavs keeps 'em laughing
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments You've probably heard Mac McDonald's sports commentary on AM 1070. What you might not realize is that despite his constant presence there, he doesn't work for WINA. He's actually an employee of the...
Networking: How Burchett got those TV stations
Published on Apr 14th, 2005
0 comments   Roger Burchett could argue he didn't know what he was getting into. The general manager of Charlottesville's three– count 'em, three– new television stations has never worked in TV...
Activist art: McLeod's life of balance
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments   No artist is an island. Behind the geniuses are the teachers, gurus, and Yodas who help them discipline their talent. Judy McLeod is proud to be one of them. "I've taught something like 10,000...
Civil disobedient: Gaston's history lesson
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments Missed him at the recent Virginia Festival of the Book on the "Voices of Southern Dissent" panel? Paul Gaston is still in town. So how does a boy from Alabama grow up to lead the charge for civil...
Focused: Photographer of the rich, famous...and everyone else
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments Photography and history buffs no doubt consider Rufus Holsinger a hard act to follow. His photographs of celebrities, the University– and especially everyday life in late 19th- and early 20th-...
Entombed: Linda Fairstein proves not
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Not over: Horwitz can't escape <I>Confederates
Published on Mar 10th, 2005
0 comments The 1998 Civil War cult classic, Confederates in the Attic, continues to put author Tony Horwitz in the hot seat. "I still occasionally get angry letters," he says. "It still seems to get under...
Mid-list crisis: Tilghman's rough road to success
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments Some critics of contemporary literary fiction– notably, the Washington Post's Jonathan Yardley– blame its current malaise on grad school creative writing programs. Christopher Tilghman...
More than music: Rodi's quest for meaning
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments Mike Rodi has a gripe. "We regularly pack people in here beyond my expectations," he says of downtown fixture Rapture and sister club R2."The numbers are all good." Good news, right? Well, maybe for...
Branching out: Devon moves from the shadows
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments Devon Sproule started her musical career on a commune and as one of the ubiquitous adolescent Downtown Mall guitarists whose screechings make many passing grown-ups' teeth ache. But she matured and...
Wake up! Rick Moore: He's waiting for your call!
Published on Feb 10th, 2005
0 comments Rick Moore is ready to rumble. Well, he won't get violent, but he makes no bones about his taste for conflict. But get this: He's not conservative, even though he's a talk radio host. "I'm not doing...
Assess this: Woodzell takes heat for housing hikes
Published on Feb 3rd, 2005
0 comments   He's been threatened with physical harm. He's had a woman nearly slam his office door off its hinges. Like clockwork, every two years, when county property owners get their ever-soaring real...
Fair trial: Hingeley gets defensive
Published on Jan 27th, 2005
0 comments   It was Jim Hingeley's early career as a hardened criminal that made him so uniquely suited to head up the public defender's office in Charlottesville. Just kidding. Call off the libel lawyers...
Supremo's court: Lucky rules the 216 stage
Published on Jan 20th, 2005
0 comments   If somebody told you that Lucky Supremo was the name of a pantyhose-clad superhero, somebody lied. They're not that far off the mark, though– after all, it is the name of Moses Dada's...
The Broker: Grisham's bestsellin' machine
Published on Jan 13th, 2005
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Breaking barriers: Stevie Jay comes home
Published on Jan 6th, 2005
0 comments   Stevie Jay smiles at his audience and coyly refers to the performance they're about to see as "a multi-chakra extravaganza." Like nearly everything else about his supremely hilarious one-man...
Siren call: Julian Taliaferro fired up by job
Published on Dec 16th, 2004
0 comments Striding past gleaming red fire trucks toward his office at department headquarters on Ridge Street, Charlottesville Fire Chief Julian Taliaferro exudes a certain, well, chiefliness. It's hard to...
Grin and Barrick: News boss tackles learning curve
Published on Dec 9th, 2004
0 comments Ric Barrick sits in the hot seat– at 6 and 11. It's not forecasting the weather in front of a blank "green screen" that's building pressure. He's had 15 years experience doing that. Nor is it...
Mr. Smiles: Paramount boss heads for the stars
Published on Dec 2nd, 2004
0 comments As he does countless times a day, Chad Hershner grabs a hardhat and speedily strides the short distance from The Paramount Theater's temporary Water Street offices to the theater itself. Ducking...
Every Wednesday: Elizabeth Breeden and the art of living
Published on Nov 25th, 2004
0 comments Ever been to a party where Charlottesville insiders one-up each other by remembering the lineage of various restaurants around town? Who knows what preceded Guadalajara across from the Rec Center?...
No more Mr. Neutral: Collins ready to blow the whistle
Published on Nov 18th, 2004
0 comments Since he moved here more than 30 years ago, Rich Collins has been raising environmental hell. "I came from Oregon, where we were so far ahead," he says. "I was shocked to see how retarded"...
Tornado's life: Graham rules Valley e-news
Published on Nov 11th, 2004
0 comments The Augusta County Free Press is the leading local source of online news in its area. Chris Graham is the Augusta County Free Press. Since parting ways with the free-falling Observer in 2002,...
Hey, Simpson: C&amp;O's Dave's still at it
Published on Nov 4th, 2004
0 comments It would be all too easy– and a big loss for them– for a self-absorbed UVA student or an overly hip yuppie to miss the coolest little nook in Charlottesville. The C&O is a local force...
Wanted in Tibet: But will <I>Angels</I> play in Peoria?
Published on Oct 28th, 2004
0 comments "I wish I'd had an eighth grade Citizen Kane moment," says Academy Award-winner Paul Wagner, who swears he got into filmmaking by chance, around the time his graduate career at Penn was tanking. "By...
Hurricane Pat: Michaels offers alternate doomsday
Published on Oct 21st, 2004
0 comments You think this past month was rough on Florida? According to Pat Michaels, the Virginia state climatologist, you ain't seen nothing yet. "The insured value of hurricane-prone property is equal to the...
Curious George: Editor ludorum and the widening gyre
Published on Oct 14th, 2004
0 comments George Loper admits he has an agenda: to get people chatting on his website about topics that interest him. And he's disappointed when there's no controversy brewing. Because Loper is an unabashed...
King's ransom: Denny's television vision
Published on Oct 7th, 2004
0 comments   The problem with trying to dissect would-be TV station owner Denny King is that somehow he manages to maintain constant eye contact even as his animated personality whips around the room. The...
Guitar zone: Terri Allard and her evolving band
Published on Sep 30th, 2004
0 comments Terri Allard would probably admit to being a folk musician, but beyond that, she's not one to be pigeonholed. Just when you think you've got her figured out, she rustles up a battalion of eight...
Terry Holland: Go East (Carolina), young man
Published on Sep 23rd, 2004
0 comments Terry Holland is never going to retire. Why else would this UVA institution sign up for a five-year stint as East Carolina University's athletic director when he could be resting on his laurels and...