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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...

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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The Curtain Falls on Millennium C. Snow: Goodnight, Sweet Queen

In the heart of Richmond, Virginia, a star shone brightly in the drag queen sky – Dajuan Lamont Gee, known as Millennium C. Snow, a beacon of creativity and resilience. April 17, 1981, marks the birth of a true original whose journey came to a sudden halt on January 6, 2024 at the age of 42, plunging the community into mourning. The Loss of a...

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Dajuan Lamont Gee aka Millennium C Snow passing 2024

Neighborhood Slots? Virginia Debates Skill Games in Local Spots

As originally reported by the Virginia Mercury earlier today, Virginia is witnessing a renewed debate over the legality of skill games, a form of entertainment that has become widespread in various local businesses. As the 2024 General Assembly session approaches, this topic is expected to be a key issue. Here's a quick overview of the current...

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virginia skills game update 2024

NYE Noise Demo Outside of Richmond Jail

A few hours before midnight, about two dozen protesters held a noise demonstration outside of the Richmond City Justice Center where the city’s jail is located. This annual event in Richmond happens every December 31st, going back a few years. The focus of the event is for the demonstrators to provide the people held inside the jail the...

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NYE Noise Demo Outside of Richmond Jail by Goad Gatsby 2024

Should Richmond Have an Official New Year’s Eve Party?

As we coast into the NYE weekend, let’s ask a question. Flashback to 2007: our magazine ignited Carytown with back to back DIY New Year’s parties that became a part of the city history. It was super fun. This celebration continued for a few more years, even as we passed the torch to new planners, but never with the same homegrown vibe of the...

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Carytown New Years Eve 2007 photo by David Kenedy

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