Topic: Arts & Entertainment

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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

Homecoming

Homecoming

Charlottesville’s Dave Matthews Band performed two sold-out shows on Sept. 22 and 23 to officially open the John Paul Jones Arena. Though the band had the honor of playing...

Winter 2006

Finding Frost

Finding Frost

Poem discovered at UVA library

In 1918, Robert Frost wrote a poem titled “War Thoughts at Home” shortly after the death of his friend, Edward Thomas, a fellow poet killed in World War...

Winter 2006

Q&A: Kate Tamarkin

Q&A: Kate Tamarkin

Kate Tamarkin recently became the third music director and conductor in the 32-year history of the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra. Leonard Bernstein has described Tamarkin as “extremely...

Winter 2006

The World of Dante

The World of Dante

Created by Italian professor Deborah Parker while a fellow with the University’s Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities, this Web site brings Dante Alighieri’s ...

Winter 2006

After the Storm

After the Storm

Documenting the damage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita

After hurricanes ravaged an already fragile Gulf Coast, documentary filmmaker Christina Melton set out to tell the story from the viewpoint of those most affected.

Fall 2006

The Art of Giving It Away

The Art of Giving It Away

Metal worker Gary Rosenthal trades profits for mitzvot

A leading designer and purveyor of Judaica, this Darden grad follows an equally creative business plan.

Summer 2006

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Highlights

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.