Pinback played to a delighted crowd at the Canal Club. With the Pinback show taking place the same night as Louis C.K.’s appearance at Carpenter Theatre, the conflict certainly tore crowds. I heard Louis C.K. was hilarious, but those who opted for the music were in for their own intimate Pinback treat.
If South By Southwest hosted TED talks, was almost entirely free, and was held in Charlottesville, would you go? Because that’s what the TomTom Founder’s Festival’s schedule looks like as it returns for its second year starting Thursday, April 11.
Fashionable residents of Richmond--YFD Clothing has released their Spring 2013 Collection, and you're going to want to check it out! It's true that the weather here in Richmond has been a bit erratic and strange, but we can’t forget that it’s technically spring.
Morgan Herrin is a Richmond-based sculptor who uses his background in wood crafting and carpentry to help his wooden sculptures more successfully evoke the human form. Herrin's works, which take months (if not years) to complete, are intricate, life-size wood carvings based on archaeological finds that date back thousands of years.
Well, we have reached the end of this fascinating and informative series. The talented women we have in RVA go unnoticed too often, and this has been a month dedicated to appreciating and respecting the hard work and time that they put in for every event, show, concert, fund drive, and other endeavors they are responsible for.
What kind of Käksuker are you? or more appropriately, what kind of Käksuker is your friend? These two questions will undoubtedly be the catalyst for puerile jests and hilarious discussions around Richmond. Käksukers, for all those of you who are laughing and don’t understand exactly why, are large lollipops in the shape of a rooster.
Here's an unusual treat for the denizens of RVA--The Evens, a surprisingly mellow postpunk duo consisting of hardcore/punk veterans Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina, will be performing in our fair city for the first time in several years, and you'd be unwise to miss it.
In a recent article, photographer Peter Dicampo – whose blog Everyday Africa offers photographic documentation of, as the title suggests, the everyday lives of Africans continent-wide – lamented the difficulty and confusion encountered when the affluent West is confronted with Africa as a whole. Dicampo expresses concern that, through various forms of cultural conditioning, the West views Africa with a mix of both pity and unease that is both condescending and detrimental to any worthwhile conversation about the continent's problems and potential.
I just read Conan the Raider by Leonard Carpenter again after all these years, and it reminded me of just how much I cherish that character. I have always preferred the novels to the comics and movies, though I enjoy all of it. It need not be stated that Robert E. Howard's work with Conan sits atop the food chain, but I'll do so anyway. The Hyborian Age he envisioned is a ripe environment for exciting tales featuring robust characters, and as such, there are also riches beyond his work.