Reconsidering the ABC

Reconsidering the ABC

By Al Markowitz Like many of you, I have been increasingly appalled by the abuses of our state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, or ABC, especially their attempts at law enforcement at UVA. Last year armed under cover ABC agents attacked Elizabeth Daly, a...
Queer America

Queer America

By Tom Robotham   The homophobes are at it again. Recently, so-called Christians in Indiana, Arkansas and elsewhere have been reviving the argument that businesses should not be obligated to serve gays and lesbians because such a requirement violates the business...
CD REVIEW: Tempest

CD REVIEW: Tempest

Tempest “The Tracks We Leave” (Magna Carta) Tempest, those pirate-clad, swashbuckling progressive Celtic rocking musicians based in the San Francisco Bay area, have set sail with what is arguably the veteran group’s most bountiful collection of tunes. Throughout the...
Killer Fun Anglo-American Duo

Killer Fun Anglo-American Duo

By Montague Gammon III The greatest English writer’s bloody tragedy of ancient Scottish royalty, in company with the greatest American humorist’s fanciful tale of an ancient English court, comes to Christopher Newport’s Ferguson Center a few days after the Ides of...
FILM: A Suspenseful Ghost Story

FILM: A Suspenseful Ghost Story

By Joe Lowrey This is a story about how two local guys combined passion, skill and determination to deliver their creative visions with lights, camera and action. That is what began to unfold about two years ago when Robert Stephens and Jeff Carleton started writing...