August 8th, 2013 issue #1232

August 8th, 2013
  • Bear Witness: Jackson Landers learns first hand that Virginia is bear central— and they taste good

    By Jackson Landers The growl of my truck engine rose an octave as I shifted gears to climb a hill and then began making my way around a bend. The twisty road in the woods of Central Virginia was dappled with late-afternoon sunlight. My mind was on what I would make for dinner— I wondered whether I had any sour cream— until I came around the bend and saw an SUV stopped in the middle of the road. I slammed on my brakes and squealed to a stop.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    First admission that the ABC screwed up: ABC commissioner Sandra Canada says the April arrest of a UVA student buying water at Harris Teeter has "embarrassed" the agency, "...

The Dish


  • Save the earth? Save yourself.

    by Jeff FeldmanI’ve grown weary of the whole “Save the Earth” movement. This may seem like blasphemy, coming from an avowed tree hugger, but it’s true. When asked t...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Spotlight on Rose Hill

    Location: Rose HillPrice range: $37,500-385,000Schools:  Greenbrier, Walker-Buford, CharlottesvillePros:  proximity to downtown and amenities, recreation, history...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    August 9 at 10:15am at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 804 Rockland Avenue Debtor: Brian Keith and Jennifer Marie Elmore Original amount owing: $190,000 Bidde...

Movie Reviews

  • Cross it off: Don't do "To Do List"

    By Richard Roeper It's official: The 1990s are the olden days. Set in 1993, wallpapered with the music of Mazzy Star, 2 Live Crew and Gin Blossoms, filled with references t...


  • Table of contents

    COVERBear witnessJackson Landers prefers hunting invasive species, so black bears, native to Virginia, haven’t been on his list. But a random roadside encounter with Ursu...



Cultural preview

  • Get Out! events, shows, things to do

    "I see artists bored by light-without-heat, irked at gigantic galleries pushing out art-as-product, leaving behind the overdetermined for the undetermined, guided by int...