March 21st, 2002 issue #0107

March 21st, 2002

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best phone number to have when your climatology office’s budget is threatened: Senator George Allen’s, which Pat Michaels called when the funding for his state climatol...

The Dish

  • Cosmic cuisine

    Trillions of years ago, from a piece of matter no larger than a speck of dust, our universe sprang forth with a Big Bang. Fast forward to the present, and travel with us do...

Essays

  • Design your baby?

    A human being was spared the horror of losing her mind by age 40 by means of genetic testing, recently revealed the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Of c...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Post-apocalypse dream bunker

    Whether you are actually in the market for a house, the Real Estate Weekly always offers a little eye candy for a discerning dreamer. How can you avoid glancing at the over...

Movie Reviews

  • Icy humor

    Alongside its immaculate blending of captivating vocal characterizations by a group of superbly talented actors, Ice Age triumphs by eschewing the inside adult humor that i...

Music Features

  • No Grammy

    So the Dave Matthews Band came away empty-handed from this year’s Grammy Awards (in its nominated category of "Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal” for ...

Music Reviews

  • Puritans take to the air

    Thirty or so (would’ve been more, possibly, except, I was told, for the fire code) invited acolytes made the pilgrimage to Channel 13’s studio at CATEC on Rio Road to w...

News

  • Chain link monster

    Ahh, Little League baseball— preoccupation of our pre-pubescence, reminder of our romanticized youth, fodder for Bob Costas’ quasi-rhapsodic commentaries. Who could for...

  • Coal truth at UVA

    An email — “increased emissions from UVA heating plant” — swept through Charlottesville Monday, March 18. Sent out by City Councilor Kevin Lynch, the mailing warns ...

  • Cow tales

    In Fluvanna, it’s not enough to pay for a cow if you’re responsible for its death. You have to clean it up, too, under a recent amendment to the county code “pertaini...

  • Hoo fad

    Much like the haircut called the mullet, calling in bomb threats is a fad that, whether you like it or not, just keeps popping up. And while mullets are a little hard to fi...

  • Wine-ing withers

    Horse-happy Keswick wasn’t happy. The fight over a proposed vineyard was pitting neighbor against neighbor with allegations of excessive traffic, pesticides, water, and w...

Letters

  • Even cats are confused

    Mike Parisi, in his March 7 music review, described Frontbutt's musical act as "silly, inspired, compelling, and tedious, sometimes simultaneously."What the hell does that ...

  • Faggot is hateful speech

    Perhaps Annie Wagner needs a reality check! [Mail, “What do you mean, faggot?” 3/7/02]How dare she try to intellectualize hate speech! Why not try substituting the word...

Cultural preview

  • 2/5K to K.O. AIDS

    Though the recent focus on terrorist acts and the improvements in AIDS treatment have dimmed the spotlight on the disease, the facts remain horrifying and undeniable.At the...

  • Choo Choo

    If there’s something to be said for the unspectacular but solid, the slow and steady, there’s something to be said for Old School Freight Train. Another in a long line ...

  • His camera rocks

    Danny Clinch’s sizable exhibit at Les Yeux du Monde would make a terrific primer for the mid-’90s rock/pop scene. In fact, practically every revered rock figure makes a...

  • Infectious goings-on

    This weekend provides the perfect opportunity for parents to infect their offspring with the reading bug at the Virginia Festival of the Book. Aside from the youth and fami...

  • Peaks of interest

    Charlottesville might well be known as the town of a thousand festivals. Whether it’s books, brews, or movies, it seems like every month there’s some sort of extravagan...

  • Rage into power

    We souls who wax philosophical about the power of literacy to free the spirit thrive on writers like Jimmy Santiago Baca. Part Native American and part Chicano, Baca begins...

  • Stevie's show's on... Stevie shows off

    Stevie Jay may be Charlottesville's most loveable, pot-stirring show-off. As I walked with him on the Downtown Mall last week, we couldn't go more than a few feet before so...