Today was the official opening of ODU's new University Gallery, unveiling that huge collection of--what are we calling it now?--self-taught art from the Gordons. Whatever you call it, it's a stunning display. It's so full of life that the faculty show across the hall looks wan by comparison. This was my first visit to "University Village", which is kind of like a college town designed by parents. Yikes! Well, maybe the gallery will draw in some much-needed riff-raff.

And holy shit! A sign on the Constant Center says that Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello are coming this month! Why didn't somebody tell me??