Jeff Ell muses about looking up at contrails --and jetwatching with binoculars. (By the way, Jeff penned one of our web's most-ever clicked essays:
Charlottesville’s Nancy Damon talks about directing her beloved literary mayhem, the Virginia Festival of the Book.
Some folks watch TV shows on the web. It is rare though for a web-based show to go onto TV. Doug Stanford’s production, "Aux Send," is getting picked up by local public television.
David Young, songwriter, retired hobo, cobbler, all around interesting guy operates Graham’s Shoe Service in Waynesboro. The shop has long welcomed trail-hikers and accepted unusual repair requests.
British film and theater heavyweights appear in the documentary Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene. Martha chats with director Tom O’Connor --long-time filmmaker and JMU professor.
What fun, historically speaking: Lexington’s Sarah Kennedy’s first novel, The Alterpiece, is a sixteenth century whodunit. Her sleuth? A comely and opinionated, twenty-year-old nun.
She who custom-designs cakes including eggs from her own chickens, Rachel Willis of Cakes By Rachel joins us.
For decades Greg Versen has spun vinyl (and then CDs) live on one of the region's only on-air blues music shows: Blues Valley (on WMRA Saturday nights, eight 'til late). And to begin with:
The grand old academic journal, the Virginia Quarterly Review, has boldly uploaded itself into the iPhone era with a zazzy website brimming with eyecandy. We'll meet the VQR web-editor, Jane Friedman.
Boatmaker Dave Gentry's surprisingly durable designs make the ancient gossamer "skinboat" (skin or fabric over a wooden frame) doable for home-crafters.