July 19th, 2012 issue #1129

July 19th, 2012
  • Just say know: Tim Wilson wants to change the world-- one story at a time

    UVA psych professor Timothy Wilson's book Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change begins with a horror story. A police officer in Florida is the first to arrive at a house engulfed in flames. There are screams for help coming from the structure, and through a window the officer sees a trapped man. The officer tries to break down the heavily bolted front door, but when it finally gives way, it's too late. "He was curled up like a baby in in his mother's womb," says the officer. "That's what someone burned to death looks like."

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most likely to please UVA Rector Helen Dragas: The university enters an agreement to provide four classes online at no cost through a partnership with Coursera. A dearth of...

The Dish


  • Bottom dollared: Who can fix my chair?

    By Sarah WolpowWho can fix my chair? My light, aluminum beach chair, with the wooden armrests, and canvas seat. My chair that, with a loud rip from its striped bottom, plop...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 23 at 10am at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 336 Marquette Court, Crozet Debtor: Michael J. Holmes Jr. Original amount owing: $223,236 Bidder brings: 10 percent sa...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERLife by storyYou may think you know yourself, but chances are, you don't. So says UVA psychology professor Timothy Wilson, whose research is changing the way professio...




  • $530K could be better spent on local radio

    Just found the page I tore out and meant to comment on a couple months ago [May 3: "Air apparent:  History Guys' prep for weekly launch"] It was very disconcerting to ...

  • I agree, to a point, with Paul Tudor Jones

    As a UVA alum, roughly contemporaneous with Paul Tudor Jones, I think he and I might agree on several points [June 21: "'Important alum': Donor Jones had role in Sullivan o...

  • Nature omitted in Green insert

    I find it sad that the only mention of nature in your 32-page Green & Nerdy section is an ad on page 19 for pest control. [spring 2012 special promo insert] As my ...


Black and White

  • Young and creative

    Photographer: "What is your name?" Sign-holder: "I am going to give you an alias: Mama Punkass. It is my Rainbow name. I go to Rainbow gatherings."~Commentator Bill Emory p...

Cultural preview


  • Invisible Women (a short story)

    People notice dead women. After the third one, the Philadelphia media started lovingly resurrecting family backgrounds, social lives, and charitable causes, packaged in new...