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VCU to Make West Grace into “Campus Main Street”

To start off, we already knew this was happening The plans have been out there for years, but a recent article from the VCU student paper, The Commonwealth Times, highlighted by Axios yesterday, has brought it back into the conversation this week. Virginia...

A Guide to The Perfect Goth Date in Richmond

For those who dare to embrace the darker side of love, writer Lauren Vincelli unveils an array of gothic date spots across the city in time for Valentine's Day. From eerie matinees at Dracula ballets to sultry nights filled with sugar baby shopping sprees and...

Rent Control Measures Fail to Progress in Legislative Session

Anti Rent Gouging Bills to Cap Rent Increases Don’t Advance This Session State lawmakers did not advance legislation this session that aimed to slow rising rent prices, although affordable housing remains a big concern for constituents.  Two proposed bills would have...

Gun Laws Hogg the Limelight

Correction: In an email from the communication director for the Virginia Attorney General said that, “Ceasefire Virginia and all of its' marketing, including the TV ads, is being paid for with criminal asset forfeiture funds - no tax dollars are being spent.” In a...

The Richmond Gun Hole Goes Viral

Twitter phenomenon to rival Chicago's Rat Hole UPDATE January 31st, 2024: The Richmond Gun Hole has been filled with cement by the city after several residents complain. Original reporting below:Communication on Twitter for the people of Richmond is once again thriving. The art of microblogging activities in Richmond has become a fun pastime,...

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Richmond The Rudolph Killer

Originally posted on Jon Balie's RVA 5x5 Substack, which you can follow HERE.The Dominion Energy Richmond Christmas Parade is a fun, annual rite for many; not as well-known as some other parades, perhaps, but it is still a fun morning filling up and filing down Broad Street from the Science Museum to Downtown.  Except for 2010.  In the...

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Rudolph Balloon Christmas Parade Tragedy Richmond 2010

The Halloweek 2023 Photo Dump!

Halloweek 2023 has wrapped, but the memories linger! Let's rewind to the All Saints Theater Company's spooktacular parade in Oregon Hill. Hope the vibes were as electric for you as they were for us. Catch you next year!If you haven't gotten your fill just yet, there are still plenty of spooky and fall related activities for the season that...

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Halloweek 2023 Photo Gallery CJ Payne

Get Your Groan On! Richmond’s Zombie Walk Turns 18!

If you don't already know about the Richmond Zombie Walk, it's our town's party for the undead, and it's one of the fun things Richmonders look forward to every year. For its 18th haunting go-round, this zombie parade took Carytown by storm—moaning, shambling, and doing the creep like you wouldn't believe. This isn't just a walk; it's a living...

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Richmond Zombie Walk 2023, photos by Dave Parrish

Artist Morgan Bassichis Talks About Their Little Ditties

As of September 1, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been hosting More Little Ditties, a video installation by Morgan Bassichis. It remains until January 4, 2024. Christian Detres sat down with the artist to discuss their collection and how it relates to everything from the collective trauma of COVID-19, to the ongoing conflict in...

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Morgan Bassichis x ICA 2023

Timmy Danger and Punks for Presents Wrestle for Charity

I found Timmy Danger lounging casually beside a fire pit, drinking a dark beer. It was a Friday afternoon in the dying days of summer, and the man whose last name is "Danger" was looking decidedly docile. He greeted me with a warm smile and a firm handshake wearing standard street clothes in the realm of a button down and jeans. I could not...

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Suffers Brutal Annihilation by GWAR

In a cataclysmic convergence of rock-and-roll thunder and rain-soaked spectacle, a legion of space-faring monstrosities donned their battle-torn bodies with electric guitars, primed to ignite chaos on the sacred turf of the NPR headquarters. As the celestial vault above shed tears, it seemed as if the legendary Oderus Urungus himself,...

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GWAR on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series 2023

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