With Good Reason

Archive for October, 2000

Stone Carving: Restoring the Lost Art
October 28th, 2000 - (0 Comments)

Stone carving used to be considered a dying craft, but at Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, eighth-generation carver Harold Vogel and Constantine Seferlis, who worked for a decade on the gargoyles and statuary at the Washington National Cathedral, provide inspiration and instruction in the techniques of stone carving and restoration. On a less traditional note: Environmental artist Steve Bickley (Virginia […]

The Hot Seat: The Allen-Robb Race
October 21st, 2000 - (0 Comments)

While few question which candidate will take Virginia in the Presidential race, many are wondering who will next occupy one of Virginia’s seats in the U.S. Senate. Political scientist Larry Sabato (University of Virginia) offers insight into the characters of Chuck Robb and George Allen and examines their records as governors. Also featured: What effect will the […]

Bloody Promenade
October 14th, 2000 - (0 Comments)

English professor Stephen Cushman (University of Virginia) reflects on the complexities and contemporary reverberations of the bloody Battle of the Wilderness, in which as many as 30,000 Union and Confederate soldiers lost their lives. Also: Recent studies have shown that “sound anomalies” during the Civil War may have led to some deadly strategic blunders. Physics professor Chuck Ross […]

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
October 7th, 2000 - (0 Comments)

During his trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1835, Charles Darwin was sufficiently intrigued by the fauna to include several species in his theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin was less taken with the flora, which he described as “wretched-looking little weeds.” Biologist Conley McMullen (James Madison University) has a different view of the flowers of […]