June 12th, 2003 issue #0223

June 12th, 2003
  • A changed man: Lisa Hartley looks back on life

    Transgenders are nothing new. The ancient Greeks had a goddess, Venus Castina, whose sole purpose was to sympathize with those tortured, feminine souls cursed with the possession of male bodies. Then there's the story of Tiresius of Thebes, who found two snakes copulating and killed the female. He was turned into a woman as punishment; upon discovering that having sex as a woman was 10 times as pleasurable, he was changed back to a man– as punishment.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst hate crime: Former Albemarle deputy Stephen Shiflett's March 13 alleged allegation. If he really concocted a fake shooting by an imaginary African American, he may jo...

The Dish


Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    June 12, 2003, at 12:45pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1640 Redwing Lane, Hollymead Debtor: O. Diane and J. Frank Sargeant III Originally owing: $60,000 Bi...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old!

    ALBEMARLE 4/7  Kenneth M. Norman to E. Portia Albrecht, 1150 Hearthglow Court, pursuant to separation agreement. Delsa W. Wilson to Larry Snead, 96.38 acres on the e...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the block

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: November 14, 2002, issue #41 ADDRESS: "Mrs. Mosby's House," Ross Street, Columbia ASKING PRICE: $149,900 SELLING PRICE: $149,000 DAYS ON MARKET: 180 ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Locust lair: Time to move downtown?

    ASKING: $639,000 SIZE: 3996 fin. sq. ft./ 808 unfinished YEAR BUILT: 1917 ADDRESS: 975 Locust Avenue NEIGHBORHOOD: Locust Grove CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10 LISTED B...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews


Strange But True


  • Ryal Thomas: more than just a happy stripper

    Have a chipped coffee table? Ryal Thomas can help. Have a chip on your shoulder? Ryal Thomas is still your man. Thomas is a renaissance man of sorts, with a Belmont-based f...


  • Greg Smith: Boy Wonder and new Wahoo

    UVA registration is always a bit hectic, but this year the frenzy was stirred by international attention. Greg Smith, whose 14th birthday happened to also fall on registrat...


  • Cover up

    "You can tell a lot about a band by the covers they play. It pretty much reflects exactly what type of people they're playing for." Written by Mr. Damani Harrison in a rece...

  • NBC29 could be pompous

    Your article on Tiny Town TeeVee [June 5 cover story: "No apology: How NBC29 got spanked"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93548/cover-quotbring-it-onquot-wvir-boss-ask...) was...

Cultural preview

  • Ain't that a shame? Late night at Live Arts

    Forget Dave Letterman and Jay Leno and their bevy of curvy actresses and likeable musical sidekicks. You can now opt for a more novel version of late-night entertainment if...

  • Green Wintergreen: Love your mother (nature)

    Now that winter’s abundant snow has finally melted, there are more than a few good— and very green— reasons to pile the kids, dogs, bikes, and golf clubs (or just you...

  • Halcyon days: Scarce oil and great baseball

    It was crappy to be American in 1975. Residual malaise from Vietnam, Watergate, and the oil crisis, writes Doug Hornig in one of the more evocative phrases in his book, The...

  • Note-worthy: Kids Discover music

    Jumping, climbing, making noise. Singing, dancing, squealing, pounding. It’s what kids do. Not surprisingly, the Virginia Discovery Museum has found a way to wrestle all ...

  • Open Road: From far away comes home

    The songs on bluegrass/country-folk group Fred Eaglesmith & The Flathead Noodlers’ latest release, Balin, exude truth, joy, and honesty like few other roots releases ...

  • Slipping away: Photos catch life on the sly

    World traveler and photographer Will Kerner returns to the McGuffey with an exhibit of photos from Guatemala and Argentina. As with his previous Cuban spread, Kerner finds ...

Full Stories List for June 12th, 2003 issue #0223

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