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Dissociative Gaze Into The Abyss: A Sunday Essay

Is the revival of the 2014 Tumblr girl how the internet copes with the end of the world?  The dissociative pout, also referred to as the dissociative gaze, was first coined by i-D Magazine in the 2022 article “The cult of the dissociative pout” by Rayne Fisher-Quann,...

Enter The Rocky Horror-Verse

CRIMINOLOGIST:  I would like…if I may…to take you on a strange journey. ROCKY HORROR AUDIENCE ASKING:  How strange was it? ROCKY HORROR AUDIENCE ANSWERING:  So strange they made a movie about it. Hello Richmond. What are you doing the night BEFORE Halloween? My...

Muralists Leave Their Mark At Three Notch’d Friday

Richmond loves a good mural, and for many of us, the recent occurrence of RVA Street Art Festival's tenth anniversary reunion at the Canal Walk just whets our appetite. It's for us, therefore, that Three Notch'd RVA Collab House hosts the Leave Your Mark Mural Fest at...

The Theory Of Mural Return

RVA Street Art Festival celebrates the tenth anniversary of its first event in 2012 at the place where things began: the abandoned power plant along Richmond's Canal Walk where that first festival took place. The jury's still out on whether time really is a flat...

The Theory Of Mural Return

RVA Street Art Festival celebrates the tenth anniversary of its first event in 2012 at the place where things began: the abandoned power plant along Richmond's Canal Walk where that first festival took place. The jury's still out on whether time really is a flat circle. After all, if True Detective season one character Rust Cohle were really...

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Painting The Streets Of Jackson Ward

Where West Marshall meets Brook Road, a new pedestrian plaza is coming -- and with local organizations like Gallery5, Venture Richmond, Big Secret, and more behind it, it’s set to brighten up the intersection through art.  The already-colorful City of Richmond is about to get another rainbow upgrade, thanks to a grant from the Bloomberg...

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Humble, A Street Artist

RVA Magazine #39 is on the streets now! In this article from its pages, Humble, Richmond’s longtime muralist, clothing designer, and model, reflects on his journey from starving artist to modeling for professional shoots in the desert. Listen to the Radio RVA Podcast Interview with Humble here. Humbleness isn’t exactly a native concept in the...

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Lies About Murals Can Be Fun

Would I Lie To You? Mural Walk creator George Tisdale unreliably narrates tours of Richmond's murals. It's more entertaining than you'd think. The Would I Lie To You? Mural Walk showcases some of the most beautiful, and most hidden, murals in and around Richmond, but with a twist. The stories told at each mural could be complete lies, and it...

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