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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If Ben Davenport is elected Mayor of Virginia Beach, the 38-year-old city councilor and mayoral candidate will join the fast-growing ranks of millennial officeholders in Virginia. The surge of young politicians has changed the focus of elected governments, and outside impressions of the areas they serve. Perhaps the most comparable figure to Davenport is Richmond's Mayor Levar Stoney, 37, who he credits as inspiring his run. "Levar Stoney has been an inspiration to me. I want to emulate... READ MORE:
Stepping off the plane onto Turkish soil felt like being transported to another world. Like hundreds of millions of travellers before me, I had come to see Istanbul, the gateway between Europe and the East. Istanbul, capital of the Ottoman Empire for almost 500 years, is still a major cultural site for Muslims and Christians, although tourism has declined from a 2014 height of 42 million visitors. When I arrived, in the middle of June's presidential election, it was against a backdrop of... READ MORE:
Last night there was rain, thunder, lightning, and then there was Cole Hicks. Sometimes a great night will have a sense of destiny, some purpose that shakes us from the mediocrity of our everyday lives - last night's musical showcase at The Camel felt like that. With Richmond squads like the Association of Great Minds ripping up the East Coast, Hicks, who headlined the show to premiere her debut album, "May Day," has landed at just the right time as Richmond's rap and hip-hop scene continues... READ MORE:
We were already knocking back our second shot of whiskey when Nickelus F walked into Commercial Taphouse, the prolific rapper just returning to Richmond after his first national tour. Sliding into the booth alongside us with a worn backpack and noticeable jet lag below his eyes, you wouldn’t suspect that he is one of the most dominant rappers on the east coast. That’s Nickelus F. At 35, Nickelus F, carries himself with a casual humility, one that is both sly and confident. “I’m... READ MORE:
This weekend, anti-racists, anti-fascists, student protesters, clergy, and everyday citizens proved that, when it counts, people will stand up against those who would seek to perpetuate violent and vile ideologies. That is not to say that the mainstreaming of white supremacy isn't ongoing within the nation's politics, but this past weekend in Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. proved the space for white nationalists, supremacists, fascists, and xenophobes to publicly gather is shrinking. And... READ MORE: