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About Home Based Businesses

About Home Based Businesses
by Michael Davis Tom asked: “Can anyone recommend a legitimate home based business that you can actually live on?” MY ANSWER: Hi Tom, Technology is making it easier every day for a lot of people to work from home. Personally, I run a graphic design business. 10 years ago we had an office in San Diego,...

Military-Industrial Complex Protested

Military-Industrial Complex Protested
by David Swanson SO, HERE WE ARE, 50 years and 8 months tomorrow from the day on which President Dwight Eisenhower, on his way out of office, warned: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial...

Eliot’s The Waste Land

Eliot’s The Waste Land
MODERNISM is defined as “a modern artistic or literary philosophy and practice; especially a self-conscious break with the past and a search for new forms of expression.” A supreme example of modernism (and its founding text for that matter) is T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. The Waste Land shows...

Nosferatu: A Film Analysis

Nosferatu: A Film Analysis
NOSFERATU is a silent, German expressionist film made in the early 1920s. It was directed by F.W. Murnau with cinematography by Fritz Arno Wagner and Günther Krampf, starring Max Schreck as Count Orlok and Gustav von Wangenheim as Thomas Hutter. It is based on Bram Stoker’s book Dracula, although the...

The Kevin Alfred Strom Case

The Kevin Alfred Strom Case
Kevin Alfred Strom (pictured) — the Charlottesville man who’s accused of being a racist and who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in a politically tinged case in which his main accuser was cop-follower/blogger estranged spouse Elisha Strom (herself now convicted of obstruction of...

Baking Charlottesville (A Great Real Estate Market?)

Baking Charlottesville (A Great Real Estate Market?)
Charlottesville, Virginia was recently voted the number one place to live in the Unites States by two formidable publications: USA Today and Frommer’s Travel. Follow this perfect recipe on how a small city was able to earn these formidable accolades. How does a small city of 60,000 people earn the...

Taking Back Abstinence

Taking Back Abstinence
(An excerpt from an editorial in the Daily Princetonian by Charlottesville native Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Cristina Stanojevich. See link to full article below.) “YOU’RE not religious. Why should you be abstinent?” Or: “Abstinence is just for conservatives. You probably also think gay...

‘The Hour,’ Famous Cocktail Guide, Is Reissued

‘The Hour,’ Famous Cocktail Guide, Is Reissued
IN days of yore, American men were expected to have opinions about drink. A signature cocktail, and how to mix it, mattered. It was part of the male identity, like the ability to grill meat or change a carburetor. It was in this spirit that the literary critic Bernard DeVoto wrote a curious book,...

WNRN: the Good and the Bad

WNRN: the Good and the Bad
by Garet G. Sarkisian WNRN is an independent, non-commercial radio station in Charlottesville, 91.9 on the FM dial — and I really love its main programming staple, modern rock. Modern rock (sometimes called alternative or indie rock) is the negation of all the commercialized trends in popular music...