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Chappell Roan Show: Less Concert, More Pink-Powered Pride Party

Driving down the business district toward Brown's Island on Thursday evening, there was nothing but a sea of pink—pink dresses, pink overalls, pink cowboy hats, pink glitter, pink rhinestones, pink everything. Anyone who didn't know better might have quietly wondered...

2nd Best Comedy Fest Delivers Top-Tier Entertainment!

Hello reader! The weekend of June 6-8th, Richmond is set to erupt in laughter with the 2nd Best Comedy Fest, featuring a dazzling array of talent from major comedy hubs like LA, Chicago, New York, and beyond. Taking place at the Coalition Theater and The Basement, the...

Commentary | Here’s The Thing About Gentrification

A few months ago, a Los Angeles-to-Richmond transplant who happens to be a prolific TikTok content creator made a series of videos about her favorite vegan spots in town and an e-book guide. You could see the clear joy of discovery on her face along with the...

RVA 5X5 | The History of The Mayo Bridge

The city and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are undertaking the early stages of planning to replace the Mayo Bridge (14th Street bridge) that connects Hull Street in Manchester and 14th Street in Shockoe Bottom. The four lanes of bridge traffic often...

20 Years of RVA Magazine! A Chat with S. Preston Duncan

As we dive into the 20-year journey of RVA Magazine, it made sense to document it somehow -- so I started this laid back, insightful, and hopefully entertaining, podcast series. It's a chance for me to catch up with old friends who've shaped the magazine from the...

Time For A Richmond Pizza Date!

Over the last decade Richmond has become a proper pizza town. Local pizzerias dish up a variety of styles at every price range. Pizza is the food of the people so naturally it makes a great date. You can learn a lot about a person across a slice. Are they a folder?...

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:...

20 Years of RVA Magazine! A Chat with S. Preston Duncan

As we dive into the 20-year journey of RVA Magazine, it made sense to document it somehow -- so I started this laid back, insightful, and hopefully entertaining, podcast series. It's a chance for me to catch up with old friends who've shaped the magazine from the start, sharing laughs and stories about the unexpected paths we've navigated...

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20 Years Of RVA Magazine Podcast episode 1 with S. Preston Duncan by R Anthony Harris 2024

Legislators Reject Youngkin’s Skill Games Limits

Will skill game machines resembling slot machines return to convenience stores? Not immediately, but legislators have set the stage for these machines to potentially make a comeback, should the Governor choose not to intervene. In a bipartisan measure, Democrats and Republicans rejected the Governor’s amendments on skill games. The Senate's...

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Behind the Rebirth: Inside Story of Harry’s at the Hofheimer

I was strolling down Broad Street on what was an unseasonably beautiful day in March, and as I rounded the corner at Arthur Ashe Boulevard I was greeted by the familiar yet striking architecture of The Hofheimer Building. I was making my way there that day to meet with Carter Snipes, co-owner of the building since 2015, and Natalie McNamara,...

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Behind the Rebirth: Inside Story of Harry's at the Hofheimer by Andrew Bonieskie_RVA Magazine 2023

“Smash the Byrd” Returns to Help VCU Children’s Hospital

Dawnstar Games and its devoted regulars are no strangers to a good melee or two. Saturday, March 16th “The Star” ups the ante and welcomes the return of its anticipated “Smash the Byrd” charity event to The Byrd Theater. While Dawnstar Games regularly has various fighting game nights at its newly expanded location in Scott’s Addition, this...

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Guns, Gambling, Vaccines & More: MLK Day in Richmond

Martin Luther King Day at the Virginia Capitol featured groups lobbying to get the attention of elected officials about their various causes. The Virginia Citizen Defense League holds their annual event with hundreds of their members showing up. The VCDL is like the NRA with gun rights lobbying but confined to Virginia. The...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day aka Lobby Day 2024 by Goad Gatsby

The Highs and Lows of Virginia’s Latest Marijuana Legislation

Last Wednesday, the Virginia General Assembly kicked off its 2024 session, now under the fresh leadership of a Democratic majority in both chambers and one of the first things we want to mention is new bill, HB 698, introduced by Del. Paul Krizek (D) and backed by Sen. Adam Ebbin (D), aimed at legalizing marijuana sales. This move is a big...

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RVA Meals Tax Fiasco: A 5-Part Tragic Opera

Hope you had a great holiday and the New Year is off to a great start! This week’s news has been dominated by one major topic and it’s so important we are breaking it down in a free-to-all-readers, five-part story sadly worthy of a tragic opera.  More from Jon Baliles and his 5x5 Substack HERESTORY #1 — Act I: PrologueStarting about 25 years...

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RVA Meals Tax Fiasco: A 5-Part Tragic Opera by Jon Baliles 2024

You Voted! Here Are Richmond’s Favorites Things in 2023

We asked and you responded with thousands of votes cast over 10 days. Thank you. Now, without further delay, we present the results of the Favorite Things Reader’s Poll 2023. Or before you jump in, you can take a look back at last year's results HERE. 👋 Also, if you would like to partner with us, we are currently offering advertising at 50%...

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