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Fall music preview
Charlottesville's music scene is an embarrassment. An embarrassment of riches, that is. There's so much musical awesomeness going on in and around this town from a slew of fall festivals to concerts and small venue performances featuring big names and stellar local acts. You can't go see it all, but this guide should help you pick, choose, and plan ahead. This fall is going to rock!

Survivor succumbs
More than 50 years after he was the sole survivor in a Crozet area plane crash, Phil Bradley— who told his harrowing tale in a 2010 Hook cover story— has passed away. Hawes Spencer looks back at his life.

Game on!
Fall's here and that means football! With the grand opening of Game Day sports pub on Fontaine Avenue, former UVA linebacker Merrill Robertson— who went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles— is tackling a new challenge and giving fans a place to gather.

Who's the enemy?
Why do small town police forces need military grade weapons and equipment? Sure, we want to be safe from terrorists, but essayist Janis Jaquith says the militarization of police is out of hand as increasingly those weapons are being pointed at us.


On the cover of this 56-page issue:

Publicity photo of Parachute