Category: People

The Mind of Russell Richards: The local artist on his new short film “Fiji Mermaid”

In a spare bedroom of his Belmont house, the McGuffey artist-in-residence Russell Richards stands next to one of the stars of his latest short film, a grotesque stop motion model he built by hand. A replica of a 19th century phenomena called a Fiji Mermaid, the foot-and-a-half figure is grey-skinned, with shriveled breasts that hang…

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Local author on The DTM mission

Local author Jackson Landers posted this on his Facebook page recently. I’m so grateful for the kind words and support. And I hope you’ll check out the important work Jackson is doing by visiting his website at jacksonlanders.com “For a long time I had no money. At all. Like, did not have enough money for…

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Knock at the door: Protesters accuse C-Ville Weekly of “inflaming racial tensions”

A crowd of protesters gathered in front of the offices of Cville Weekly today, outraged by a December 29 story the local paper ran that, according to one protest organizer, “threw gasoline on the fire of racial tension in our community.” Indeed, the story, titled, “Knockout: Victims of brutal Downtown Mall assault want arrests, and…

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Stuart debuts at C-Ville

Here’s a positive development on the DTM: former Hook editor and reporter extraordinaire Courteney Stuart still has a desk on the Mall and is penning stories, although it’s certainly not as nice as her window perch in the old Hook office. Man arrested on Albemarle child porn charges “never in trouble” The man arrested on…

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