Monday, May 14, 2007

Dahlia Lithwick

There are a lot of fine writers in and around Charlottesville. Always have been. I have read a lot of them - John Casey, Henry Wiencek, Jennifer Ackerman, George Garrett, John Grisham, Maude Casey - the list goes on and on.

But my current favorite may be Dahlia Lithwick, who is a columnist for Slate. Normally she covers the Supreme Court and other legal issues. Lately she has done a great job skewering Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.

And yesterday she penned a hilarious Mother's Day column, on the absurd selection of Mother's Day gifts at Barnes and Noble.

Happy Mother's Day, Dahlia.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Number 17

Charlottesville has dropped from Number 1 to Number 17 in Cities Ranked and Rated. Gainesville, Florida is the new Number 1.

The culprit? Cost of housing and cost of living.

Gainesville better watch out.