October 28th, 2004 issue #0343

October 28th, 2004
  • Six film festival stories

    FILM- Filmed art: Spice Bush bends 'truth' Department of confusion: Charlottesville filmmaker Kevin Everson says that the audience for his new film, The Spice Bush, can expect "a false narrative." By way of explanation, he says, "Every photo, video, or film is a lie, because it's only a perspective of the author." Though Everson studied fine art and photography in Ohio, the UVA art prof says he was soon drawn to expressing himself in a "time-based" medium.

    read more

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst loss for Albemarle: Charlotte Humphris, who served on the Board of Supervisors from 1989 to 2001 and was its first female chair, dies October 24 at age 73. Worst loss...

The Dish

  • BazCones: Cool addition to sweets scene

    Will 2004 be remembered as the year of the frozen dessert?   We've already witnessed the openings of two new gelato caf├ęs: Milano at the Main Street Market and Splend...

Essays

  • Dems everywhere: Or so she thought...

    It was one of those sweet moments when I get to feel like a genius– something that's only likely to happen when someone else is obviously a dope. It's all relative. E...

  • Fraud-busters: 3,140 polls better than one

    There's no such thing as a national election in the United States. This may come as a surprise to people who believe that Americans will vote for a president on November 2 ...

Question of the Week

  • Does the film festival still excite you?

    Rob Teweles: "Yes! I'm thrilled to have such a nice cultural event in town. I just wish I had more time to attend." Dan Nahas: "I don't know what you mean by 'still' bec...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 8/24  Mir Taqi and Fazila S. Ahmadi to Peter B. and Ann VanGaever Toman, 432 Wynridge Drive, Minor Townhouses, $175,000. 8/27 Vicki Coleman to William L. ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Easy as ABC: One-room school transformed

    ADDRESS: 1314 Reas Ford Road ASKING: $199,900 BUILDING: 1,264 fin. sq. ft. LAND: 2.01 acres YEAR BUILT: 1916 NEIGHBORHOOD: Earlysville CURB APPEAL: 7 of 10 LISTED BY: Donna...

Real Estate - Update

  • What happened to on the blocks of the past?

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: July 1, 2004 in issue 0326 ADDRESS: 109 James River Road, Scottsville ASKING PRICE: $247,000 SELLING PRICE: $237,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 48 SELLER'S AG...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property Auctions

    October 28, at 9am, at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 2.0 acres at 1434 Salem Church Road, Palmyra Debtor: Janice W. and Timothy W. Chapman Amount owing: $76,500...

Movie Reviews

  • Light <I>Ray</I>: Gentleman sings the blues

    As happened with Halle Berry and Charlize Theron, a good actor who's generally been undervalued as a lightweight finally gives a performance that can't be ignored in Ray. P...

Music Features

  • King Wilkie: Bow when you say that

    Published October 28, 2004, in issue 0343 of the Hook King Wilkie and Duende at Starr HillFriday, October 22 BY MARK GRABOWSKI TUNES@READTHEHOOK.COM Oh King Wilkie, how do...

Music Reviews

  • An improvement: Nowhere to go but up

    Particle Starr Hill Music HallSunday, October 25 This Particle wasn't the same Particle I saw before. There was more than a particle of difference. This Particle was more ...

News

  • '100% preventable': Reeve didn't have to die

    For several days after Christopher Reeve died on Sunday, October 10, the cause of his death– a blood infection resulting from a bedsore– was all over the news. ...

  • An 'abomination': Mystery ad shocks <I>Progress</I> readers

    "A detestable act. An abomination. Wickedness. Disgusting. Gross sin!" Such was the copy of a quarter-page ad that greeted Daily Progress readers October 24 and 25. And to ...

  • Ballot cloggers: Couric's bill leads amendments

    It's a pretty serious matter to change the state constitution, and unwitting Virginia voters will be asked to do just that when they go to the polls November 2. Unwitting b...

  • DNA details: Why the racial analysis?

    The Daily Progress' lead headline jumped off the stands on September 28. "Rapist's racial profile confirmed," boomed the bold print at top of page one. Had there been a bre...

  • Goode Weed: Dems see wide thievery

    The Al Weed campaign staff can understand the allure of its campaign signs in some collegiate quarters. After all, the Democratic Fifth District congressional candidate's n...

  • Mysterious bus cruises town

    At first glance, it looked like the Bush campaign had hit Charlottesville. But when the "Yes Bush Can '04" bus stopped on the Downtown Mall at Second Street October 21, wit...

  • Nelson County: Off the (weather) map

    As hurricanes peppered multiple coasts a few weeks ago, Nelson County resident Sue Stillman wanted to know the paths of the approaching storms. It's understandable that Nel...

  • Valley wrangle: Museum wins mill squabble

    Over the objections of preservationists, the Frontier Culture Museum has signed a deal to buy a historic Shenandoah County mill that it will move to a reconstructed 1850s-s...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Uncovered: Insurance shapes job hunt

    We knew a year in advance that my husband's job would end this fall. So he conducted a fairly typical job hunt for a while, but his searching went into overdrive when we fo...

Sports Doctor

  • SPORTS WRAP

    Biggest "Must Win" Game: After facing adversity for the first time all season, the UVA football team shows some character with a convincing 37-16 road triumph over the Duke...

Strange But True

  • Free ride: Tailgaters in line for speed

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK  Q. How are birds, fish, and race car drivers on to the same traveling trick? -Nemo A. They're all tailgaters, hitching something ...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • Thomson has absolutist logic

    I agree with Dr. J. Anderson Thomson Jr. [September 30 cover story] that religious fanaticism, coupled with our human tendency toward violent herd mentality, is one of the ...

  • Faith did some healing

    I found J. Anderson Thomson Jr.'s [September 30 cover story] about Islamic terrorism to be an interesting discussion of the evolutionary nature of group violence. I did, ho...

  • Religion's not the only divider

    The [September 30] cover article "Why They Kill: Male Bonding + Religion = Disaster" exemplifies the divisiveness that the author claims to want to overcome. The title alre...

  • What the <I>Bleep</I> does reviewer know?

    Steve Warren's review of What the Bleep ["Freaky film," October 9, 2004] ironically proved one of the premises the film asks us to consider: that we limit our experience of...

Cultural preview


Full Stories List for October 28th, 2004 issue #0343

4Better Or Worse

Cartoons

Corrections

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

Sports Doctor