Topic: Arts & Entertainment

Subtopics:   Books Dance Film Music Radio/Podcasts Television Theater Visual Arts
It’s in the Mail

It’s in the Mail

The News

On May 11, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new 41-cent stamp to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. The unique triangular stamp recalls...

Summer 2007

A Sure Bet

A Sure Bet

Film offers an insider’s view of horse racing

Gambling. Race fixing. Doping scandals. Pop culture too often depicts horse racing’s dark side, says filmmaker John Hennegan (Col ’90). And so The First Saturday in May...

Summer 2007

Klezmer Calling

Klezmer Calling

Joel Rubin keeps the tradition alive

“I have Yiddish music in my background,” says the bearded, soft-spoken Los Angeles native, “with my maternal grandfather playing Yiddish melodies on his guitar along with...

Summer 2007

Something Popular

Something Popular

Lawyer-turned-novelist Emily Giffin

On their first day of law school at UVA in the fall of 1994, Erinn Robinson knew there was something different about fellow first-year Emily Giffin.

...

Summer 2007

Tune In

Tune In

Former WTJU deejays get behind the mic

Reunions Weekend will have a way-back, play-back soundtrack.

As part of student-run radio station WTJU’s 50th anniversary celebration, show hosts from throughout the eclectic station...

Summer 2007

Ericka Whitaker (Educ ’06)

Getting Her Kicks

Ericka Whitaker (Educ '06) and the Radio City Rockettes

From the moment she first saw the Rockettes perform in Radio City Music Hall during a family trip to New York City, Ericka Whitaker (Educ ’06) was hooked. Then...

April 15, 2007

Points of Light

Points of Light

The paintings of Randall Stoltzfus

Some artists paint with a deliberate aim. Randall Stoltzfus (Col ’93) is not one of them. Instead, he lets the work lead him toward its conclusion.

The...

Spring 2007

New & Notable

New & Notable

The Girl’s Guide to Absolutely Everything Melissa Kirsch (Col ’96) Workman Publishing Co. The author, a former senior producer at Oxygen Media, shares advice for...

Spring 2007

Required Reading: W. Bernard Carlson

Required Reading: W. Bernard Carlson

A UVA professor of science, technology and society, W. Bernard Carlson’s seven-volume Technology in World History was published in 2005. He’s now finishing a biography of...

Spring 2007

We’re All Underdogs

We’re All Underdogs

Exploring the Rocky mystique

If you live in Philadelphia, you get used to the spectacle. Legions of people, every day, in all kinds of weather, retrace Rocky’s iconic run up the...

Spring 2007

What Happened in Bolechow

What Happened in Bolechow

Daniel Mendelsohn’s epic search

'The Lost' finds tragedy interwoven with history as Daniel Mendelsohn seeks out the experience of the Holocaust.

Spring 2007

Verbatim

Verbatim

“Recently we filmed for two or three days in Charlottesville. It’s a very nice town with warm people. But, of course, they...

Spring 2007

Surviving the Revolution

Surviving the Revolution

Exhibit highlights pre-Soviet children’s books

What are the chances of a Russian-language Mark Twain children’s book surviving the Communist Revolution? Children are hard on books; add to that a totalitarian government seeking...

Spring 2007

Know Your Lines

Know Your Lines

Getting into character

Go behind the scenes of the drama department's production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, where students learn about collaboration and taking risks.

Spring 2007

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Highlights

Faulkner, Revisited

Faulkner, Revisited

A new exhibit, located in the main gallery of UVA’s Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, marks the 60th anniversary of William Faulkner’s arrival on Grounds.

Lights Out

Lights Out

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.