April 28th, 2011 issue #1017

April 28th, 2011
  • On the road again: Local bands hit the festival circuit

    Who hasn't begged Mom and Dad to let them take a roadtrip over a summer weekend to catch their favorite bands or been thrilled to see multiple artists performing on the same bill? And what great artist hasn't packed up the van and festival-hopped across the country, hitting Lollapalooza and Pitchfork in Chicago or Bonnaroo in Tennessee or Coachella in California?

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Fastest fall from hero to jail inmate: North Garden resident Chuck Worden, 44, who made headlines for his April 16 rescue of an nine-year-old boy from flooding waters in Wa...

The Dish

  • City Market move: Consultant to give advice

    The task force created to help find a new home for the Charlottesville City Market is expected to recommend a new location to City Council in May, but it appears to be a da...

  • Expresso returns!

    In the 1970s Margarita and Nick Vlavianos opened the iconic Expresso International Restaurant on West Main, which would later be the home of Zippers, Northern Exposure, Spr...

  • Food findings to be revealed

    How much access do needy Charlottesville residents have to fresh, healthy food? Why is this important? How is access to healthy food reflected in the community's health and...

  • Tidbits: Duvall at Chang's, Kabob Palace, Whole Foods

    Gen Lee over at Peter Chang's China Grill reports that actor Robert Duvall finally made it in for lunch on Monday, April 25.


  • Atlas mugged: What's wrong with Ayn Rand

    More than half a century after publication, and after years of talk about an Atlas Shrugged movie project, Ayn Rand's best-selling novel finally hit the big screen–...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • Property transfers

    ALBEMARLE8/24Professional Foreclosure Corp. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., parcel in Four Seasons, $159,779.Anthony M. Helm, trustee, to John F. Bell, 322 North Benni...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • Sale withdrawn

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: August 19, 2010 in issue 0933ADDRESS: 5220 Havenwood Lane, The Quarries, SchuylerASKING PRICE: $349,900ASSESSMENT: $313,600SELLER'S AGENT: Kevin Quick...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    April 29 at 3:30pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 2097 Commonwealth Drive Debtor: James E. Giles Amount owing: $221,000 Bidder brings: $15,000 or 10 percent s...

Art Features

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

Music Features


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

  • Lip service: Apes like to pucker up, too

    Q. What's so uniquely human about the way we pucker up to plant a kiss? –A. Jolie A. Our lips are said to be "everted," or pursed outward, says Sheril Kirshenbaum in “T...

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  • Jimmy Gunn didn't deserve death in jail

    1. I was outraged when I read your article about the circumstances of Jimmy Byrd Gunn's death in the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail. [Wednesday Jan 19, 2011 in iss...

  • Nuke story said too little, too much

    Courteney Stuart's clear, brief, and informative article [Tuesday Mar 15, 2011 in issue #1011: "Nuclear nightmare: Could a Japan happen here?"] raises two concerns...

  • Radiation column stoked gore and fear

    Thank you, Dr. Hook, for your clinically-detailed, step-by-step account of how one slowly dies from a lethal dose of radiation poisoning. [March 24: "Radiation sickness: Ho...

Black and White

  • Platanus occidentalis

    Sugar Hollow Road.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo every day at billemory.com/blog.

Full Stories List for April 28th, 2011 issue #1017

4Better Or Worse

Black and White


Question of the Week

Real Estate Property auctions

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Update