Topic: Arts & Entertainment

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

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.

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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

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A Day in the (Busy) Life

A Day in the (Busy) Life

Second-year basketball player Jocelyn Willoughby takes readers through a typical day full of school and sports.

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.