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From Band Life to Big Dreams: Wes Parker’s Solo Journey

The name Wes Parker had been appearing on my radar for many weeks, and he seemed like the new kid on the block to talk to. Parker in 2024 alone had released two new singles, the second one by the name “Annie Moore” with a video to accompany it, and then with another...

The Kids Are Alright: Cristian Espinoza’s Street Life Photos

Cristian Espinoza has been capturing the essence of youth street life for some time, and his film photography provides a raw, authentic look into the underground and art culture of the DMV area. We had the opportunity to send him a few questions. R. Anthony Harris:...

X-COPS Are Beautiful, Too

Satire is a dish best served hot. There is no safe space from it. In fact, its very existence defines the nexus where humor hits nerve. Its side-eye is trained on those too squeamish to look this world directly in its conjuntivitic eyes. We’ve got problems. Huge,...

The Wes Freed Memorial Fund Needs Your Help

On September 4th, 2022, beloved artist and Richmond local Wes Freed passed away from colorectal cancer. In honor of his memory, members of the community who knew and loved him are trying to establish a memorial fund in his name with the goal of giving scholarships to prospective artists attending VCUarts. Wes Freed's Story Described by Rolling...

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Pamplemousse Gallery Is New To The Scene But Making Waves

After hosting pop-ups in various spaces, Richmond’s freshest new gallery has finally found a permanent space to call home. Mary Fleming and Kevin Sabo are the co-founders of Pamplemousse, an eclectic little gallery located delightfully off the beaten path.  My friends and I actually thought we were lost until we finally spotted the intriguing...

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Galfie: Spreading Love, Acceptance, and Queer Pride Through FLAGS

It's noon on a Friday. I'm sitting in Blanchard's on Broad Street, sipping a cappuccino and chatting with the founders of Galfie about life, love, queerness, and, of course, their business. Hannah and Jade Sullivan are partners not only in life but also in their flag company, Galfie. They're truly wonderful people. Galfie was conceived during...

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