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Prisons don’t bail out the poor

The New York Times recently reported that on March 13th, Jeffery Pendleton was found dead in his jail cell.

New York Times columnist David Brooks to speak at Washington and Lee on Oct. 1

David Brooks, an author and a bi-weekly op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel on W&L’s campus.

High technology, weapons of mass destruction and hazardous communication tools

2015’s opening offers an appropriate time to examine high technology and its development of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the Earth.

Spring 2015 events at the JMU Forbes Center

Spring 2015 events at the JMU Forbes Center.


Boycott this?

I’m not sure why people get so frothed about starting boycotts. Another one just popped up in my Facebook News Feed about getting advertisers to stop sponsoring Rush Limbaugh, and while I agree that Limbaugh is a waste of space, the boycott stuff seems a waste of time.

Talk Nation Radio: Stephen Nash on climate disruption in Virginia

Stephen Nash’s new book Virginia Climate Fever looks at the state of Virginia, and unless we radically change our ways it doesn’t look good.

Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward to lecture in Race and Justice Series at W&L

Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University.

Local writer and environmental activist shares love of Appalachian forests

Chris Bolgiano is a self-described “mildly amusing nature writer” and a retired special collections librarian who resides in Fulks Run, Virginia.

Tricia Erickson: Is Romney using a familiar strategy to garner support for another run?

Mitt Romney has been very busy traversing the states, playing out the same strategy of raising money for midterm candidates that he effected running up to his 2012 Presidential run.

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BRCC Appalachian Heritage Arts Series concludes with lecture by Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb, a New York Times bestselling author, will close out the Appalachian Heritage Arts Series at Blue Ridge Community College with a lecture on Tuesday, October 14, at 12:45 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.

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JMU Calendar of Events: Oct. 10-19

Campus events and activities at James Madison University. From the JMU Office of Public Affairs.

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JMU Calendar of Events: October 2014

October 2014 Calendar of Events at James Madison University.

W&L Constitution Day speaker Danielle Citron to speak on hate crimes in cyberspace

Danielle Citron, the Lois K. Macht Research Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

Sexism: The Killer Elephant in the Room

Sexism is socially-constructed gender bias, creating a culture that objectifies females as mere collections of body parts. Sexism ensures a climate in which women are viewed as possessions, as property, as somehow inferior by definition, with the result that male domination of females is sanctioned.

Andy Schmookler: Abdication of the press

I have claimed that America now faces one of the most profound crises in its history, but unlike with the other major crises, this time our national conversation has not focused on discussing what’s gone wrong and how it might be set right.

Virginia Professional Communicators chooses Marietta McCarty as Newsmaker 2014

Virginia Professional Communicators – the former Virginia Press Women – has selected Virginia author and philosopher, Marietta McCarty, as its Newsmaker 2014.


Agent John Cusick presents How to Lose an Agent in 10 Steps

The latest in James River Writers’ monthly Writing Show series, How to Lose an Agent in 10 Steps, to be held August 28th at the Broadberry, will feature Greenhouse Literary Agent John Cusick.

Helene Wecker wins VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘The Golem and the Jinni’

Helene Wecker has been named the winner of the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for “The Golem and the Jinni,” a novel that blends elements of fantasy and historical fiction to tell the story of two magical creatures who arrive separately on the streets of 19th-century New York City.

Richmond chef Lee Gregory to represent Virginia at Great American Seafood Cook-off

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he has tapped renowned Chef Lee Gregory of Richmond restaurant The Roosevelt to represent Virginia at the 11th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off (GASCO) in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 2.

Robert Sarvis calls on Congress to take further action to reduce mass incarceration

Today, in response to the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s vote to make lower sentencing guidelines for some federal drug offenses retroactive, Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis of Virginia released the following statement.

Virginia schools featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges

This year, four Virginia schools have been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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UVA Center for Politics wins Emmy Award for Kennedy documentary

The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ latest documentary, The Kennedy Half Century,has won an Emmy Award for Best Historical Documentary from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Ken Plum: Moral imperative on healthcare reform

Recently the New York Times editorial board wrote about the “healthcare showdown in Virginia.” Their comments were not favorable.

Letting corporations skate on taxes undermines life on Main Street

Many politicians spin this as a “spending” crisis, claiming, “There just isn’t any money.” Nonsense. Corporate profits are at an all-time high. The stock market has soared along with CEO bonuses, and yet corporate taxes have fallen to about a fifth of their profits.

Story in RVA on Mick Foley will keep you in stitches

New York Times’ best-selling author and WWE Champion don’t often go together and when you say someone has earned both of those distinctions multiple times…well, you’re only talking about one person: Mick Foley. For twenty years, Foley won over the world of wrestling with his enigmatic characters (Cactus Jack, Mankind, & Dude Love), his unique sense of […]

The Philosopher’s Lunch Table: Mental Clarity

Join Marietta McCarty on Saturday, Feb. 22 for a sort of Philosopher’s Lunch Table featuring South American food to toast the chapter set in Brazil in The Philosopher’s Table.

Author Marietta McCarty to lead luncheon highlighting mental clarity

Join Marietta McCarty on Feb. 22 for a leisurely lunch featuring South American food to toast the chapter set in Brazil in The Philosopher’s Table. The Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar in Charlottesville, with its innovative cuisine and festive atmosphere, is the perfect setting for February philosophizing and socializing. The luncheon runs from 1-3 p.m. The menu includes salad, chili […]

Report: Ed Gillespie gearing up for Senate run vs. Mark Warner

The New York Times is reporting that former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie is gearing up for a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Warner.

Tap legend Savion Glover returns to The Paramount

Legendary tap dancer Savion Glover to return to The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville for one night only, on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Savion’s shows are known to dazzle audiences around the world with what the New York Times refers to as “…magical, unstoppable feet.”

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One Book One Community title announced: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The public has spoken! For the second year in a row community members have chosen the One Book One Community title. The 2014 selection is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

The buzz of breakthrough in talks with Tehran

There was excitement as journalists buzzed about the press center seeking leads to a “breakthrough” outside nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers.

Ken Plum: Science goes on trial in Virginia

Not since the Scopes trial in Tennessee in 1925 has science been on trial as it has been in Virginia over the last few years. The Scopes trial was of course about Darwin’s theory of evolution. That trial concluded more than 85 years ago, but the debate goes on with fundamentalists who prefer the teaching of creationism over evolution in public schools.

Lecture on Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro set for Thursday

Rosemary Thornton, a nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday.

Lecture: Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro

Nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, Rosemary Thornton will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday, Oct. 17.


Chris Graham: Oh, Lolo

Lolo Jones has an interesting view of the U.S. news media. “They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes, and instead they just ripped me to shreds,” the hurdler said after her disappointing fourth-place finish in the 110-meter Olympics event

Local Politics: Waynesboro gets written up in NYT

An op-ed written by author Inman Majors on the ’08 election as it is playing out in Waynesboro was published in today’s New York Times. You can access the article here.

Mike Hodge: Necessary roughness

Column by Mike Hodge Interesting column by Bill Kristol in today’s New York Times. He says “fire the campaign” to John McCain. He has a very valid point. It seems the McCain campaign has been fumbling the ball a lot lately. I hate to pile on (in keeping with the football theme), but the campaign […]