July 11th, 2013 issue #1228

July 11th, 2013
  • Silent Grace

    By Carolyn O'Neal My cousins are beautiful. Dark eyes, shiny black hair, and cheeks as full as the sunset. When I look at their photographs, I pretend I’m looking in a mirror. I pretend I have a face that people want to see and a body that will fit into white dresses with pink ribbons and matching shoes. I run my fingers across the images of my beautiful cousins and I don’t feel like I’m living at the bottom of a well where every sound echoes off barren walls, cuts my skin, and hurts my ears. 

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  • Starfire

    By Daniel Seth Kislek  

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  • Summer reading: Runners up in the Hook's short story contest

    A young girl suffers consequences from life near the tar sands in Alberta, Cananda, the point of origin for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. A young man finds a way to help his dying brother reach for the stars. These poignant tales are the Hook's second- and third-place short story contest winners, as chosen by contest judge and best-selling author John Grisham.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Least surprising aftermath of the June 26 SCOTUS gay marriage ruling: The ACLU of Virginia says it will file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Virginia...

The Dish

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

      July 11 at 2:15pm at Albemarle Courthouse Property: 1225 Orchard Drive, Crozet Debtor: Kevin Andrew Waggett Robinson Original amount owing: $141,500 Bidder brings: ...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERSummer readingA young girl born and raised near the tar pits of Alberta, Canada, suffers as a result and a man finds a way to help his dying brother see the stars. Her...


  • 14th Street bridge eats another truck

      Related stuck trucks Another stuck truck at the 14th Street bridge Snap o' the day: Stuck truck o' the day Truck wedged under Corner bridge

  • A nation of immigrants: Dave Matthews speaks at Monticello

    Like ants marching, hundreds suffered slow and crowded shuttle rides up and down Monticello mountain to attend the 51st Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Cere...

  • Botch-athon: Legislators question ABC procedures

    Two weeks after felony charges were dropped against a sparkling-water-buying 20-year-old, who was totally wigged out when a phalanx of seven plainclothes Virginia Alcoholic...

  • Dave Matthews at Monticello

    Musician Dave Matthews, sitting beside the president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Leslie Greene Bowman, was the speaker at the annual Monticello Independence Day Cel...

  • Kroger takes Teeter: Merger announced

    Charlottesville is a hot grocery market, and according to Food World magazine, Kroger is the grocery alpha dog in the competitive local pack. Apparently, the top dog is hun...

  • Stand down: Mysterious threat shuts farm market

    There's one less place to buy locally grown organic beef, pork, poultry and produce. In a cryptic Facebook post and email to their customers on the morning of July 3, the o...


  • Cop questions ABC op at Harris Teeter

    Just wanted to thank you for the article ["Terror at Harris Teeter: Indignation rises over ABC underage drinking op"]. I read the story with special interest because I reti...

Black and White

  • Amphibian

    The true frogs have moist, smooth skin with or without a ridge (dorsolateral fold) extending from the ear drum (tympanum) along the side of the back to the hip or groin a...

Cultural preview