March 28th, 2002 issue #0108

March 28th, 2002
  • Waiting for Bodo

    1995 was a big year for Charlottesville. Emily Couric won her first State Senate election. Christopher Reeve became UVA Hospital’s star patient. Our beloved Wahoos toppled #2 Florida State in an epic 33-28 gridiron upset. And local entrepreneur Brian Fox signed the lease for a piece of property that would keep the town talking for the next seven years.Nestled between the venerable Lucky Seven and the glossy Starbucks on University Avenue, the infamously unopened third Bodo’s, without doing any business, has nonetheless become a Charlottesville landmark.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best present a girl turning 13 could ever get: Dave Matthews plays at the bat mitzvah of Jessica Colburn, daughter of AOL Time Warner exec David Colburn who hired ‘N Sync...

The Dish

  • Rebirth!

    Though we’d heard through the grapevine that Chiang House owners Jong and Li Yun Chiang plan to rebuild after the blaze that destroyed their restaurant nearly three weeks...

Real Estate

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Nothing ordinary

    ASKING: $325,000SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,000 finishedYEAR BUILT: 1820 NEIGHBORHOOD: Rockfish, Nelson CountyCURB APPEAL: 8 on a scale of 10LISTED BY:  Larry Herbert of McLean ...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

News

  • History isn't always pretty

    In 1927, Charlottesville-born Carrie Buck received a dubious honor by becoming the first person sterilized under Virginia’s infamous eugenics laws which had been enacted ...

  • Leafing through the Book Festival

    The eighth annual Festival of the Book seemed longer this year, perhaps because the opening ceremony was on Wednesday instead of Thursday. Some events we wanted never to en...

  • Lost foundation

    Sometimes you get hints a break-up is imminent, as with downtown developers Lee Danielson and Colin Rolph. But last September, the world of nonprofits was stunned when, wit...

  • Mozzarella mystery

    Chris Perry at Mellow Mushroom didn’t know why a pizza oven shut off in the middle of a busy Friday night shift March 8. He’d noticed the oven was burning “funny,” ...

  • Stratton Salidis

    Stratton Salidis envisions a pedestrian-oriented world. Should someone want to contribute to his candidacy for City Council (no one has yet), he’d prefer the donation be ...

Facetime

  • Mood music

    The breeze is warm on our faces, and the grass is greening in the early spring sun: it's the kind of morning Jack Donahue might sing about. "Don't you love this weather?" D...

Letters

  • Who gets to say?

    Ronald Bailey misses the point somewhat [Essay, “Design your baby?” 3/21/02]. Bailey says, “If it’s all right to use efficacious medical treatments to cure a 40-yea...

Cultural preview

  • A backward glance

    In what’s dubbed in typically efficient fashion on its website, tomorrow night is “Looking back 1998 Tokyo Rose” at the Ivy Road sushi bar/club. The players:Draw the ...

  • Into the wild

    One summer a few years back, my family and I went to summer camp together. It was a wilderness survival program in the Woodstock Berkshires where seasoned woodsmen taught u...

  • Shadowy meanings

    When Charles Wright titles his new book of poems A Short History of the Shadow, he knows full well the many ways we might read that word.Shadow: a silhouette, the absence o...

  • Speeding up

    The Olympics have come and gone with their corruptions and upsets as well as some shining examples of triumph over adversity. Either way you see the Olympics, the events (w...

  • Split screen

    Baltimore-based artist Joyce Scott has worked in all kinds of media, from performance art and installation to sculpture. Some of Scott’s signature beaded sculpture is inc...

  • Who knew?

    Well, it was sure news to me. "The students and instructors of the Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) have been actively bringing traditional Irish music and dance in it...

  • Writing in wartime

    In war, soldiers— pilots, officers, infantrymen— follow detailed orders to accomplish their missions; they carry out carefully crafted battle plans with the ultimate ob...


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