December 18th, 2003 issue #0250

December 18th, 2003
  • Extra-curricular: 'School' didn't keep Waldo home

    Waldo Jaquith Where's Waldo? As noted in a recent Hook story, Charlottesville's most famous ex-home-schooled child is now a 25-year-old man studying at Virginia Tech.

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  • Home for the holidays: And every other day, too

    Published December 18, 2003 in issue #0250 of the Hook Caryn Hamilton and son Ellis For those who view homework as that nightly race between parent and child to see who will begin banging their head on the kitchen table first, the concept of home schooling might seem as appealing as chewing tinfoil.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best arrest for the spam-weary: Two North Carolina men are indicted on four felony counts of transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail following an investigation by ...

The Dish


Question of the Week

  • Would you home-school your children and why?

    Charles Kaye: "I have two children, and my wife and I are going through this dilemma right now. There's a part of me that would like to home-school them because we can pr...

Real Estate - $old

  • Property transactions

    Albemarle 8/15 Robert Hauser Homes Inc. to Jay D. and Carolyn P. Hamm, 2005 Kemper Lane, Rivercreek of Dunlora, $315,950. Charles E. and Jacqueline R. Woeppel to Todd W. ...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • Still available

    What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: July 3, 2003 in issue #226 ADDRESS: 7603 Esmont Road, Esmont ASKING PRICE: (originally) $119,900 (curren...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Foreclosure auctions

    December 29, at 9:30am, at the Charlottesville Courthouse Property: 500 10-l/2 Street Debtor: Rosa L. and Ivana Key Amount owing: $66,000 Bidder brings: $7,000 or 10 perce...

Movie Reviews

  • Big little man: Big little movie

    If you find anyone who doesn't love The Station Agent, it's time to reactivate the X-Files, because they're not human. Writer-director Tom McCarthy shot much of his film fr...

Music Reviews

  • Faulknerian: The Trouble isn't with Harry

    The Trouble With Harryat Dürty Nelly'sDecember 12 Though the crowd was rather sparse at Dürty Nelly's last Friday night, it definitely was not the fault of local pop/roc...


The Brazen Careerist

  • Don't bail: Go to your company's holiday gig

    For all of you who are plotting to ditch your company's holiday party, forget it: You have to go. And for all of you who are really excited about the holiday party, you can...

Strange But True

  • Evolution: Fish face to your face

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR MCCLINTOCK Q. Lover, where'd you get that wonderful face? ­C. Tuna  A. Some 600 million years ago, the human face-to-be was little more than...


  • Wild Heart woe: Sobel's journal needs a home

    When we last left Eliezer Sobel in March 2003, his short story "Schneiderman" had just won runner-up in The Hook's fiction contest, and he was actively seeking a publisher...


  • Uber dean: Ayers an academic of all trades

    The image people have of a college dean is John Houseman-like: distinguished, formal, a bit stern. That is so not Ed Ayers. "I always wanted to look distinguished," muses U...


  • Girlyman deserved better

    Published December 18, 2003, in issue #0250 of The Hook While I certainly respect Mark Grabowski's right to review CDs he receives, his review of Girlyman [Prowl: "Upping t...

  • Plath movie doesn't bore

    Published December 18, 2003, in issue #0250 of The Hook Poorly written, logically adrift, and miserably slight, Steve Warren's piece on the film Sylvia in the December 4 ed...

  • The Stepford Hook?

    I've learned so much from your paper lately. I used to think sexual harassment was a bad thing. Then your Brazen Careerist ["Make harassment work for you.," November 2] sho...

  • Union stands up to bigotry

    As a staunch supporter of the Staff Union at UVA, SUUVA, I would like to comment on its controversial November 21 picket against racism at the university, about which you w...

Cultural preview

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