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Review: Brunch at The Pigeon Hole

Photography by MaKayla Grapperhaus

MaKayla Grapperhaus, staff writer Located on The Corner, The Pigeon Hole is just a short walk from University of Virginia (U.Va). Under the shelter of a large oak tree, the bright blue house with its wooden porch is the perfect spot for Sunday brunch. The Pigeon Hole gives customers the option of dining inside or […]

May 4th, 2017 | Posted in From the Forum,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

Body Count: Bloodlust Review: No Bodies Left Behind

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Joe Fowler, online editor Twenty-five years have passed since heavy metal band Body Count released their controversial, self-titled debut album. The band made headlines with lyrical content that drew the ire of law-enforcement agencies, the National Rifle Association, and former-President George H.W. Bush and his second-in-command Dan Quayle. Over two decades and several albums later, […]

May 4th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Music,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

Review: Poke Sushi Bowl

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Tucker Noelke, staff writer New to the already diverse series of unique restaurants on the UVA Corner, located on 14th Street NW, is Poke Sushi Bowl.  Its healthy and trendy menu make it a popular choice among the college community. I walked in to find a line of students patiently waiting. Grace Deal, who attends […]

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in From the Forum,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

Southern Cuisine at the Whiskey Jar

Photography by Olivia Stevens

Olivia Stevens, staff writer On the downtown mall, right across from Main Street Arena ice skating rink, glowing mason jars light up a corner sign that reads The Whiskey Jar. When you walk into the softly lit restaurant, the dark red walls contribute to the atmosphere. On the walls are vintage animal artwork, even a […]

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in From the Forum,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

Zinburger, Where UVA Comes to Play

Photography by Marlie Soderquist

Marlie Soderquist, staff writer Located in the Barracks Road shopping center, Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar stands out from the run of the mill store fronts with its large glass windows and backyard-feel patio seating. Walking into Zinburger, customers are hit with the crispness of white napkins on polished wooden tables with white chairs, mirror-lined […]

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in From the Forum,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

Review: Sensational Home Cooking

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Sean Gill, staff writer I remember going to high school in a small town in rural South Dakota where every evening, after football practice, I would come home to an appetizing home cooked meal. That’s the same feeling I got as I walked into Doodles Diner at 1305 Long St. over by the Pantops area […]

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in From the Forum,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

Philosophy Book Review

Photography by Kelly Donaghey

Kelly Donaghey, staff writer I will be honest, the only reason I picked up Philosophy in Seven Sentences, by Douglas Groothuis, is because it was small. “This is great. I can rip right through this for the newspaper,” I thought. Well, surprise! It took longer than I had expected, not because the book was bad, […]

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,From the Forum,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

Review: Get Out


Shawn Stevenson, staff writer Jordan Peele’s Get Out possesses a je ne sais quoi all of its own. Bringing its audience a fresh sense of horror with satirical racism and a dash of comedy. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a black photographer who goes to a well-endowed suburbia with his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to […]

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,From the Forum,Movies,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

Woodberry Forest Presents Doctor Faustus

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  MaKayla Grapperhaus, staff writer On Thursday night, Feb. 2, students at Woodberry Forest School performed Doctor Faustus, a classic drama by Christopher Marlowe. The play was performed in the school’s Bomb Shelter Experimental Theater, a small, dark space; a fitting atmosphere for the setting of the play. The private, all-boy boarding school in Madison […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Events,From the Forum,Reviews | Read More »

Review: Kong Skull Island

Photography by Jake DeLaurier

Jake DeLaurier, staff writer Watching Kong: Skull Island is like watching the world’s most expensive B movie. It has bland and forgettable characters, plus a script that is poorly written. However, it still manages to provide a good time at the movies. The film is set in the early ’70s when William Randa (John Goodman) […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in From the Forum,Movies,Opinion,Reviews | Read More »

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