March 7th, 2002 issue #0105

March 7th, 2002
  • Work at home

    Who hasn’t seen those signs? At 29 North and Hydraulic one tantalizingly offers: “Work at home. Part time $1,500, full time $5,000.” The bait is even tastier over near Foods of All Nations, this one promising up to $6,500 a month.  But, probably to no one’s surprise, “Most work-at-home jobs are not jobs at all, but outright scams,” according to J. Steven Niznik, an expert in employment-related issues. 

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best boost for Virginia’s upscale wines: Patricia Kluge appears on CNBC touting wines from the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard that start at $80. Host Liz Claman regist...

The Dish

  • Crozet Pizza

    Once upon a time, you wouldn’t even think about eating at Crozet Pizza unless you made a reservation before 3pm, at least if you wanted to eat before 10pm— and that inc...

Essays

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Don't grape about it

      Asking: $369,000 Square Footage: 3,750 Year Built: 1993 Address: 1652 Harris Creek Road Neighborhood: Southern Albemarle countryside Curb Appeal: 7 out of a possible...

Movie Reviews

  • We were... bored

    What's that smell? Could it be...words? A lot of critics are going to be eating their words and some may want to cook them first. I'm talking about those of us who found fa...

Music Features

  • Bluegrass double latte

     “I've actually heard Bluegrass fans say they would rather hear bad bluegrass than good anything else,” Danny Barnes has written. “That's a pretty punk rock thin...

News

  • Eightyone getting 86ed

    For over three years, Deona Houff has edited the Shenandoah Valley’s only alternative paper. A twice-monthly tabloid, Eightyone, like the interstate, covers Harrisonburg...

  • Raging sensationalism?

    Charlottesville’s media have been attacked recently as “inflammatory,” “sensational,” and “misleading.” Among the accusers are Charlottesville High School st...

  • Schilling's odds

    He has long hair, uses public transportation, and lives in a pink house— not your average Republican. “Most people assume,” says Rob Schilling, “I’m a Democrat....

Facetime

  • The deerslayer

      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-gi...

Hotseat

  • The unsinkable Debbie Ryan

    UVA icon Debbie Ryan might be beloved simply for transforming the women’s basketball team into a powerhouse during her 25-year tenure as coach. Add to that her battle aga...

Letters

  • Times are easy

    I’ve just seen my first copy of The Hook, and without really knowing (or caring) about the dynamics behind its birth and its look-alike (at first glance) format to C-vil...

  • What do you mean, faggot?

    As a longtime reader of Dan Savage's smart, tasty column— and sometime writer for the paper he now edits in Seattle— I'd like to dredge up some ancient history regardi...

Cultural preview

  • Adrift in the vineyard

     

  • Burros on the block

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), officially formed in 1946, was chartered as the caretaker of over 200 million acres of public land, primarily in the western states, in...

  • Descending on poetry's wings

      Poetry lovers, this month’s for you. First, two of our favorite Charlottesville-connected poets, Claudia Emerson and Stephen Cushman, read new work at New Dominion...

  • Eavesdropping on the past

    Few of us can really appreciate the political, economic, and religious agitation that inspired our European ancestors to leave their native countries forever and travel to ...

  • Soul supercharge

    You'll recognize all your favorite characters: Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion plus the full complement of witches and m...

  • Speak up!

    Everyone who enjoys public speaking, raise your hands. If you are like most people, the thought of facing a crowd or just a meeting room full of colleagues makes you feel l...

  • Under cover

    Let’s say it’s 1989. Unless you’re part of a small group of college students, Seattle doesn’t mean squat, and grunge equals dirt. If you’re in the right age group...

Uncategorized

  • From Boar's Head to barbecue

      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...