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SPORTS WRAP
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P><B>The Week in Review: <P>Worst Timing:</B> The UVA men's lacrosse team (9-3) took a 7-5 lead late into the fourth quarter against the Maryland Terrapins (7-5) in Baltimore...
THE FEARLESS CONSUMER- Towing angst? Then don't steal parking space
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P>"Don't do the crime if you can't do the time." Allegedly, this is what older criminals tell their juniors. It's also my advice to people who ignore No Parking signs and then squawk...
Knee jerk: Four questions for Malcolm Gladwell
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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What Can't Be Cured
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Panel-mania: choose from over 230 events
Published on Mar 10th, 2005
0 comments So you didn't make your Book Festival lunch reservation in the first three hours after the speaker was announced, and you won't be hearing Alexander McCall Smith on Thursday? No problem. The full...
Hot Seat Secrets: We asked, they told...
Published on Dec 23rd, 2004
0 comments PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM (unless otherwise noted) You just never know what dark secrets and scintillating surprises people keep hidden. From a double-jointed tongue to streaking...
Near 'miss: The mom who just said no
Published on May 8th, 2003
0 comments When Charletta Anderson went to the emergency room at Martha Jefferson Hospital five and a half years ago, she says she was told she'd had a miscarriage. The doctor prescribed a drug that would help...
Sweet treat: Still Life with Donuts packs the house
Published on May 1st, 2003
0 comments Breathe it out slowly as befits the holy mantra it has become: Belll-mont. In Charlottesville it's the current equivalent of "Open Sesame." Everything having to do with that little formerly blue-...
Wartime bookfest: Lit lovers soldier on
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments The ninth annual Virginia Festival of the Book was a more somber celebration of the word than usual. On Wednesday, March 19, with President George W. Bush's deadline to Saddam Hussein ticking away,...
Purple gain: Frances Brand's house gets painted
Published on Jan 30th, 2003
0 comments Has The Artist Formerly Known as Prince bought a house in Charlottesville? Why else would anyone paint the traditional white cottage at 111 Washington Avenue a shocking, Easter M&M candy shade of...
At last: The Stuff of both worlds
Published on Jul 25th, 2002
0 comments By Bill Ramsey "I feel like I've finished the picture. I'd left those songs in an ugly little pile. Going back was like seeing old friends again. This is some of the best stuff I've ever written and...
Sibling supergroup: A conversation with Anomoanon's Ned Oldham
Published on Jun 27th, 2002
0 comments By Jayson Whitehead The man whose first album set Mother Goose to a southern rock beat has found a new muse: 15th century poet Francois Villon.“I thought that his rhyme schemes were cool,” says Ned...
Fixing things with Busted Stuff
Published on May 23rd, 2002
0 comments By Bill Ramsey Instead of calling it Busted Stuff, maybe Dave Matthews should have called his band’s new album Fixing Things.RCA, the band’s label, attempted to make Matthews its own John Cougar,...
Repeater
Published on May 16th, 2002
0 comments By Sally C. Honenberger “Of course he could be shot. He could drown in a duck blind too, but he won’t.”  “He’s only six,” Susan says to Charles, wishing her brain would clear, sludge in a...
The Gift
Published on May 16th, 2002
0 comments By Ian Ryan I watched them climb out of their car. His heavy boots provided bass support for the staccato clicks of her heels. She slung her expensive purse over one shoulder and pulled out a roll of...
Cantor unbound
Published on May 2nd, 2002
0 comments By Jayson Whitehead It's a cross-over hit from the ivory tower. Gilligan Unbound, a cultural meditation on four provocative television shows actually began as "a bit of a joke," says author and...
Lawn living
Published on May 2nd, 2002
0 comments By Jim Meyerle How often do a group of people with almost endless opportunities for upward mobility vigorously compete to live in 10’ by 10’ rooms without a/c or bathroom? All the time, in...
Cold clues
Published on May 2nd, 2002
0 comments By Katie Hamlin Only my mother called me more frequently then they did in the fall of my first year in Charlottesville. I woke many a morning to a phone call from a cold study coordinator, calling,...
Paging all book lovers!
Published on Mar 14th, 2002
0 comments Browse through the listings for the soon-to-happen Eighth Annual Virginia Festival of the Book, and your head will spin. Too much in too short a time! I don’t want to choose! I want it all! So, as...
From Boar's Head to barbecue
Published on Mar 7th, 2002
0 comments   Why’s a former Boar’s Head chef so excited about smoked meat? It’s because barbecue has always been Jinx Kern’s true love, even after 30 years in the cuisine scene. Kern has studied the art of...