Bonjour, I am to be your resident foreign policy expert here in Richmond. Why? Because caring about what is happening in the world is central to your survival in the age of Donald Trump, and is a nice addition to our general preoccupation with live music, roof-top bars, and restaurants that serve the same bacon infused fried brussels sprouts.... READ MORE:
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The Redemption of Christian Picciolini: How a Former Skinhead Became a Leader in the Fight To End Hate |
*This article originally appeared in RVA Mag #34, on the streets now at all your favorite spots. He stood in an alley on the south side of Chicago, smoking a joint. His parents didn’t know where he was, or if they did, they were most likely too busy working to be concerned. The child of Italian immigrants, most days he was left on his own while they worked to ensure their future in America. He was 14. A man approached him, a stranger with a shaved head. The man pulled the joint from... READ MORE:
As a hip-hop artist growing up on Richmond’s Southside listening to hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and jazz, I was not a fan of hardcore music. I would get exposed to alternative rock, punk, and hardcore mostly from my white friends and MTV. I couldn’t understand the ear-splitting instrumentation and random screaming for three to four minutes per song. Which is ironic, since that’s the same thing my grandmother would say about rap music. I didn’t understand the headbanging and fisty... READ MORE:
For 13 years, on Halloween, Richmond's All The Saints Theater Company has brought the River City one of the most unique and intrepid city events: the annual Halloween parade. An occasion marked by pageantry, creativity, and a dedication to the divine feminine, the parade took to the streets of Richmond last night for what could be the final time. With backing beats from the Party Liberation Front and street musicians, the parade snaked through Oregon Hill in an august procession that was as... READ MORE:
Clad in maroon, hundreds of supporters gathered in Richmond today for the National March for Justice and Reformation. The march, planned on the birthday of Marcus-David Peters, was according to the event organizers a way to hold "elected officials and police departments accountable." Peters, a VCU graduate and a local high-school biology teacher, was killed by the Richmond Police Department (RPD) in May of this year at the intersection of highways 64 and 95. Experiencing a mental crisis and... READ MORE:
Swiss muralist BustArt has landed in Richmond, and his latest pop graffiti mural sits at the intersection of E Franklin St and N 18th St in Shockoe Bottom. Searching out a shady spot on the sidewalk during Richmond’s 85-degree heat, he sighed from relief on a break from working the wall. “Too hot for a Swiss guy,” he said. For the past few weeks, he’s been in Greensboro collaborating mural projects with Richmond’s Nils Westergard. Both have collaborated on multiple large-scale... READ MORE: