Topic: Arts & Entertainment

Subtopics:   Books Dance Film Music Radio/Podcasts Television Theater Visual Arts
The Right Hook

The Right Hook

Putting the splash back into fishing

Jamie Howard (Col '90) uses techniques culled from television sports coverage to bring excitement to fishing films.

Winter 2007

Sex and the Female Mind

Sex and the Female Mind

Why are so many women dissatisfied?

Professor Anita Clayton (Med '82) explores the psychological dimension of women's discontentment with their sexual experiences.

Winter 2007

Rocking the Troops

Rocking the Troops

Band hits high notes on Asian tour

Sons of Bill have adventures and misadventures during their July 2007 tour of Asia.

September 1, 2007

New & Notable

New & Notable

Health Care Half Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality Arthur Garson Jr. (faculty) and Carolyn L. Englehard (Grad ’88, faculty) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Fall 2007

Required Reading: Lisa Russ Spaar

Required Reading: Lisa Russ Spaar

Lisa Russ Spaar (Col ’78, Grad ’82) is a poet and UVA professor of creative writing. Her upcoming books are Satin Cash: Poems and All That Mighty Heart: London...

Fall 2007

A Well-Lit Space

A Well-Lit Space

Live theater in small-town Virginia

Nestled between sloping mountainsides and tree-lined fields, the Earl Hamner Theater is about as off Broadway as you can go. A sheet of paper taped to the front door...

Fall 2007

Musicians Without Borders

Musicians Without Borders

Arab-Appalachian, anyone?

Lassaad Hosni looks up from his brie plate with a scowl, insisting that cheese should be salty. Brennan Gilmore (Col ’01) urges him in fluid French to give the...

Fall 2007

Murder, She Writes

Murder, She Writes

From New York crime fighter to New York Times best seller

Linda Fairstein (Law ’72) earned the nickname "Hell on Heels" during her 25 years as chief prosecutor for Manhattan's Sex Crimes Unit. Having helped reform a judicial system myopic about violence towards women, she's turned her talents to crime fiction.

Fall 2007

Sounding Off

Sounding Off

The Virginia Center for Computer Music is Making Noise

A small outfit with a big reputation, this UVA program dispels the notion that computer music is nothing but monotonous bleeps and bloops.

Summer 2007

New & Notable

New & Notable

The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax—Clarence King in the Old West Robert Wilson (Grad ’77) Scribner A sort of Howard Hughes...

Summer 2007

Required Reading: Francesca Fiorani

Required Reading: Francesca Fiorani

A UVA associate professor of art history, Francesca Fiorani also directs two study abroad programs in Italy. She wrote The Marvel of Maps: Art, Cartography and Politics in Renaissance...

Summer 2007

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

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Highlights

Celebrating University Hall

Celebrating University Hall

U-Hall was home to UVA basketball for 41 years. Celebrate some of the sports victories and other highlights in this retrospective.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater