Making It Through Midsummers: A Charlottesville (Survival) Guide

Making It Through Midsummers: A Charlottesville (Survival) Guide

  Ah, Midsummers- the Easter’s of the post-80’s classes. A time for reunion, discovery, and some good-hearted debauchery, when the convenient parking spaces are all suddenly filled, and the corner bars come to life once again. Whether you’re an incoming first...
Today’s Favorite Wine

Today’s Favorite Wine

A smooth somellier, oenophile and worldwide traveler, guest contributor T.C. Whysal makes his home in Charlottesville and serves as GM for Red Pump Kitchen. Petit Manseng (“little manseng”),  one of the most diverse white grapes you may or may not have heard about,...
Those Odd Honors of Honors

Those Odd Honors of Honors

Every university has its traditions, and every university likes to believe that their traditions are the best. Luckily for attendees of The University, their way of doing things actually is the best, but I digress. Graduation is upon us, kids. Time to pound a bottle...
Ten Rules for Living (kind of) Like Thomas Jefferson

Ten Rules for Living (kind of) Like Thomas Jefferson

Charlottesville has two indisputable heroic fixtures: Bodo’s Bagels and Thomas Jefferson. The finer laws of bagel ordering are well, albeit subtly, established– but how familiar are you with Jefferson’s rules to live by? Refined from two letters he wrote...
Explore the Exhibits – Montpelier

Explore the Exhibits – Montpelier

Montpelier features numerous exhibits, including The Mere Distinction of Colour, an exhibition examining the history and legacies of slavery.

Hike the Trails – Montpelier

Hike the Trails – Montpelier

With over eight miles of walking trails, Montpelier offers spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and other Central Virginia wildlife.