A.E. Stallings is an author and musician residing in Richmond, VA. He majored in English and Creative Writing at Hampden-Sydney College and spends a great deal of his time traveling and performing as the singer of the band Break Away. His available selected works can be found here mourningsongs.bigcartel.com
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|1||Students Pressure VCU President to Protect DACA Recipients|
Aleda is a writer and a student at George Mason getting her Master’s in English. Her writing interests includes: fashion, art, culture, philosophy and music.
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Amy David is the Assistant Editor for RVAMag.com and GayRVA.com and came aboard May 2015 to cover craft beer, food, music, art and more. She's been a journalist since 2010 and attended Radford University. She enjoys dogs, beer, tacos, and Bob's Burgers references.
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Andrew is a Cuban American marketing student at VCU with a concentration in Product and Brand Management. He enjoys traveling the world, listens to all genres of music, appreciates skateboarding and street culture, and will eat all of the m&m's from your trail mix if given the opportunity. Instagram: a_goetzinger
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Drew Lucas graduated from Radford University. He enjoys photography, bicycling, music, writing, sociology, people, mountains, and water. He dislikes closed-mindedness.
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|1||How to win at being an outsider|
Anna Pivovarchuk is the Co-Founder, Deputy Managing Editor and Culture Editor of Fair Observer, having previously held the position of Europe Editor. As a freelance writer and editor, she has contributed to various organizations such as the BBC, United Nations, NBC, Arise TV, Foreign Policy Association and The Moscow Times.
Arianna Rose is a VCU graduate, skilled in Public Relations & Music (Vocal Performance). When she’s not writing here, she enjoys taking in all the wonderful art & culture RVA has to offer, working as a makeup artist, singing, & volunteering at the VMFA.
Find her on Instagram: @the_rose_show
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Ash is a writer and improviser from Richmond. She has a BA in English from VCU and an associates in Theater. When she isn't writing or screaming on a stage, she can usually be found wherever the coffee is. Bill Murray is her favorite person along with her black cat, Bruce.
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Becky Ingram was with RVA Mag in the Summer of 2015 and has continued writing for RVAMag.com and GayRVA.com ever since, mainly submitting festival coverage. She has recently relocated to Berlin, Germany where she works as a photo-journalist for a fashion photographer. She hopes that her B.S. in Economics from VCU and her international journalism experience will help her acquire a content manager position for VICE Video some day. Her interests include surf cinematography, gonzo journalism, and funky bass lines.
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|1||Why doesn’t RVA have a mid-sized, big name music festival?|
Brandon is a lifelong Richmonder. He graduated from VCU with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. He writes about music, sports, politics, and general news.
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|1||OPED: Friends of East End Cemetery aim to set record straight on disregarded Black cemeteries|
Brock is an aspiring good doer, word playist and dastardly purveyor of fine humors. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, currently lives in Richmond trying to get his life straight and finally finish reading Infinite Jest. No longer smokes cigarettes.
VCU Junior studying journalism and Spanish. Just doing my best with what I've got.
Soy un junior a VCU estudiando periodismo y español. Haciendo lo mejor que puedo.
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Caley Sturgill is a contributor and the Director of Programming at RVA Magazine. Lover of words, dogs, mountains, and motorcycles. Politics/arts writer. Lactose-intolerant cheese enthusiast.
Contact her at [email protected] or find her on Instagram @swamp_ma.
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|1||CARITAS to open recovery program for women|
Cassie has been involved with activism, social justice, and non-profit organizations for over 15 years. She identifies herself a life long progressive who advocates for women's rights, incarcerated youth, immigration reform, and affordable health care. She is the founding member and CEO of Peninsula Voices for Change and currently Chair of the Southeastern Alliance Human Rights Committee and a licensed therapist in private practice, she lives with her husband and 3-year-old son.
Cesca Janece Waterfield grew up in the woods and on the shore along the Rappahannock River, and in a one-stoplight town in King George County. She teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she’s studying for a PhD. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from Scalawag, Writers Resist, Deep South, and others. She received the 2017 Editor’s Prize in Fiction from MARY: A Journal of New Writing, judged by Natalie Baszile. “San Francisco” is part of a nonfiction manuscript she’s currently working on titled, Baleful Heirloom.
Charles Rasputin is a writer and artist based in Norfolk, VA that creates and develops work for public viewership and cultural consumption. He curates aesthetic appeal, branded culture and emotional investment through visual representations for clients, collaborators and his community at large. His current work explores immersive environments, shadows and light, and the creeping darkness that dwells within us all.
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|1||‘PROOF’: The World According to Norfolk Photographer Mark Atkinson|
Multimedia journalist. Creative writer. Geek. Gamer. Bookworm. Lover of red wine and sunshine. Bachelor of Arts - The New School. Master of Science - Virginia Commonwealth University.
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Chelsea Higgs Wise
Chelsea Higgs Wise is a social worker and intercultural communicator who specializes in connecting underserved and misrepresented communities to policymakers to advocate against racism and misogyny. As an activist who helps evolve narratives and policies, Chelsea has been an instrumental voice in numerous campaigns and was recently highlighted on the PBS News Hour as a community change-agent. Chelsea values genuine connection, authentic relationships, and meaningful impact. Ask her about how she’s recently worked with some of the coolest people in Richmond on feminine hygiene drives, diversity education summits and leadership initiatives for young adults.
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Art is how we decorate space, It's what helped drive me to my passion for creating. My name is Chris Smart (The Art of CJS) and I'm a visual artist. I've always loved to create things with a intiment moment, something that pulls you in, I take a lot of inspiration from cinema, I've always loved get lost in the visual storytelling. Everywhere I go I see these little stories playing out around me. I like to sit back and watch then reinterpret. I think that's what I love most about photography, the ability to take what the world gives and give back what I see in it.
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Christopher Alan McDaniel is a 2015 VCU graduate with his Bachelor’s in English and a minor in Creative Writing. Chris aspires to be a collegiate professor of writing in his future. Until then, you can find him hosting free public creative writing workshops with the Filthy Rich and writing grants for Dogtown Dance Theatre. Chris can also be found around Richmond’s breweries and music venues enjoying what the city has to offer.
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Cliff Hyra is the Libertarian Party candidate for Governor.
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|1||Marijuana, Drug Wars, and The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Time to Right a Devastating Wrong in Virginia|
"The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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|1||‘Rough Night’: But It Could Have Been Worse|
Daniel Brickhouse is a Sophomore at VCU studying Gender Studies and Journalism. With a love for writing and social issues, he felt RVAmag was the perfect opportunity for him. With aspirations to eventually be a creative director for his own magazine one day. In his free time, he models and plays soccer.
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David is an Eagle Scout and a rising senior at Longwood University, where he is a communication studies major with a minor in digital media. He writes for Longwood’s student newspaper, the Rotunda.. Hobbies include petting every dog on earth.
David Streever is editor of the RVA Mag print quarterly and a contributing writer. He's written two cycling books for Falcon and covered the Tour de France and the 2015 UCI Championship in Richmond. He writes about politics, culture, cycling, and pretty much anything else.
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Devin Lanier is a student at Virginia Commonwealth University majoring in public relations and minoring in general business. She first found her love for writing for an audience after her travel blog became viral in the summer of 2014 amidst a cross-country road trip. After the trip was over, she didn't want her writing to be. She is thrilled to work in the public relations field and continue her passion for writing.
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|1||RamPantry: A Look at Helping VCU’s Homeless and Hungry Students|
RVA Magazine Print Editor, Sound Gaze Host, Off Your Radar Editor. I like music and I write about it.
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|1||RVA Mag #28: Guards n Flags take claim in the politics of the personal|
|2||RVA Mag #28: Guards n Flags take claim in the politics of the personal|
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Henry Haggard, a 7th grader at Tuckahoe Middle School, is an advocate for equality and an activist for the ACLU of Virginia. He has hosted two ACLU-sponsored events, created a civil liberties club at his school, started a petition to protect the fourth amendment with policing in Henrico, and formed the official ACLU People Power grassroots campaign facebook page for Richmond, Virginia.
Hip Hop Henry
Virginia St. Trojan x Hampton Pirate. Internet Radio Host. The Cheats Movement Podcast Co-creator. Half decent DJ at WRIR 97.3 FM. Dreamer for Hire. A Knxwbody.
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|1||Hip Hop Fight Club|
James Daymond Evans, known professionally by his stage name Campaign, is an American hip hop recording artist. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia.
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|1||Photos: Mix and Meet at Manchester Gallery|
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Jason Lappa is a photographer, journalist, and documentarian based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. He is also a contributor for RVA Mag and is leading a project called PROTESTOR, an an ongoing journal of photographs that I am logging as I attend protests and marches across the United States for the duration of the Trump Administration.
Jeff Smack is a Virginia native and a man of contrast. Equal parts restless creative, spiritual seeker and analytical thinker — he works in advertising with a background in design and strategy. In his free time he aspires to be sitting quietly by a river attempting to go unnoticed by the landscape.
Jesse Scaccia is the editor of AltDaily.com. He is a founder of Decriminalize Norfolk, and a communications consultant associated with NORML.
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|1||Could this be the Year for a Medical Marijuana Breakthrough in Virginia?|
30 year old RVA native living in Los Angeles. VCU class of 2011 graduate with B.A. in World Cinema. Movie theaters are my sanctuaries. Currently pursuing M.A. in Film Studies and writes volunteer film reviews for several online publications.
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Contributor for GayRVA/RVA Mag. RVA born and raised. Theatre nerd, french fry lover, dog-obsessed, die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan. William & Mary 2020, Sociology.
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I'm easy going, but work hard on creative projects that I love. I work for RVA Magazine)as President and I am a professional DJ (Reinhold) that plays a bit of everything - I roll with the PLF (Party Liberation Front) crew, and you can often find me playing various events from Beer Events to live festivals. I like to support the art and music all over and especially here in Richmond VA the city I love!! RVA!
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Jonathan is a Portrait & Concert Photographer. Born and raised in Richmond, Va.
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|1||PHOTOS: Foo Fighters take the Richmond Coliseum|
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Katie Watkins is a public historian with an emphasis on early American history. She is a National History Day and Virginia Association of Museums volunteer and graduate of Christopher Newport University. She has spent the last ten years interpreting history throughout the Historic Triangle and now calls Richmond her home. She currently works as a public archaeologist in Williamsburg and can usually be found the rest of the time taking long walks through the city with her husband and greyhound.
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|1||A public historian’s ideas for Mayor Stoney’s Monument Avenue Commission|
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Kerry Anderson has offered her talents as a pillar of the Richmond arts and culture communities for over the past ten years, and has been an executive board member at Gallery5 Arts since 2015. Her distinct passion for cultivating a synergistic community for the arts in Richmond has taken on many forms, and brought together otherwise diverse communities of creatives and movers. Her other interests include beagles, communal meals and the lifetime of emotion that happens in a second because of art.
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|1||Ladygod Drops Trippy New Video, ‘For All The Stars’|
Powered by coffee, Kyle Shearin is a regular contributor for RVAmag for better part of the decade. Mr. Shearin studied journalism/film at VCU while eventually graduating from the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in English Lit. Started KCC (Kyle's Criterion Corner) in 2015. Probably likes a lot of the same stuff you do.
Lana is a Mechanicsville native studying journalism at the University of Mississippi. There, she serves as editor in chief for The Daily Mississippian. When she's not in the office or on an interview, she's probably with her black lab Cooper, eating local food, or seeking adventure elsewhere.
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Landon Shroder is a partner in RVA Mag and its Editorial Director. Prior to returning to the US, he was an overseas security and intelligence professional that specialized in high risk and complex environments, spending almost thirteen years between Africa and the Middle East. He hold’s a Master’s Degree from American University in Conflict Resolution and was a former journalist and producer for VICE Media. His writing on foreign affairs has been published in World Policy Journal, Chatham House, Small Wars Journal, War on the Rocks, and the Fair Observer, along with being a regular commentator in the New York Times on the Middle East.
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Lauren Francis is a writer and independent producer living and working in the Richmond area.
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|1||Richmond After Hours: Riding with the Richmond Police Department|
Madelyne is a Richmond native and staff writer at RVA Magazine, primarily covering politics and white nationalism in Virginia. She spent the past four years working and living in D.C., earning her B.A. in journalism and running to the White House every time the President sneezed. Follow her on Twitter at @madelyne_ash.
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Arguably the laziest person on Earth.
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Marty Mitchell-Netting has self-published a novel, The Sensation Inside, and has several more in progress, including an expansion of this story. She has a BA in English and a MA in Creative Writing. She lives in Stanardsville, Virginia with her husband David.
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|1||The Sunday Reader: Fearscape|
A meat popsicle.
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Matthew is a freelance journalist inspired by the Beat Generation N.B. Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac. Trying to uncover true stories and discover new perspectives, Matthew works, reads, and travels extensively.
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|1||Photos: The Slithering Snakes and Lounging Lizards of Richmond’s Reptile Expo|
Matthew Conover is a writer attending nursing school. His work has appeared in RVA Mag, Gadfly, Pretty Much Amazing, and It's Going Down. He also assists in the production of a new WRIR radio show about the proposed pipelines, which you can stream now, called End of the Line.
He lives in Woodland Heights.
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|1||Opinion: A dissenting take on RVA Mag’s Northam endorsement|
Matthew S. Sporn
Matthew Sporn is a journalist and blogger born and raised in RVA. He began his writing career on Tumblr. That led to Examiner.com, an internship at RVA Mag, and then the Odyssey at VCU. If it's politics, Matthew is covering it. He is on Twitter @Matthewrva.
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Megan Wilson is a freelance writer and marketing professional. She contributes fashion content for RVA Magazine, which is fueled by her work as a stylist and blogger behind SweetSauceBlog.com. She wants to give the Richmond fashion community a voice by telling the stories of designers, creatives, and business owners on the rise. She also covers topics including travel food, business, health, and beauty.
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Mitchell Paige is a graphic artist, aspiring comedian, and writer with a focus on not putting all his eggs in the same basket. Mitch frequently vists the city; you can catch him participating in open mics around town or covering events here in RVA, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville.
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Montigue Magruder was born Charlottesville and has lived in Richmond for nearly 20 years. He got involved in local politics in 2010 when he spoke against GRTC Transit System's proposed fare increases. He served on the GRTC & Transit Study Task Force from 2012-2013. He is a member of Industrial Workers of the World, Richmond Crusade for Voters, Richmond NAACP, and the Richmond Green Party. Montigue ran for Richmond City Council in the City's 5th District during the 2016 election cycle. Montigue is on the ballot as a Green Party candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 69th District.
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|1||We need people minded leaders, not business minded leaders|
GayRVA editor-in-chief, special correspondent to RVA Mag, anxiety expert, proud trans woman, happily married.
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Nick Mills is a former British Army Intelligence Corps operator who now works as a political / security analyst in the Middle East; he holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Leicester. As a father of four young boys, Nick is a Lego, WWE wrestling and Nickelodeon expert.
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|1||Opinion: Are young progressives being too intolerant? A British perspective for Virginia|
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Olivia is a web developer and small business owner that resides in Southwest Virginia.
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|1||A Response to the Roanoke Times: Somehow, “Women Are To Blame, Too”|
The Peedmont is a Virginia-based independent news network that focuses on news and events around the great Commonwealth of Virginia. Originally formed by a group of colonists during the American Revolutionary War in 1779, we've since grown as a company to over 5,000 employees, multiple branches state-wide, and have proudly been awarded three Nobel Peace Prizes. We were there when the British burned Washington in 1814, when Lincoln addressed Gettysburg, and were among the first reporters onsite at Pearl Harbor.
Our mission has always been to report on current events from around the glorious state of Virginia. We're here to bring you the most accurate reports from all necessary social, economic, and political standpoints, leaving no stones unturned in the process. The Peedmont strives to represent the finest in journalistic integrity, and we hope you look to us when the news breaks in your neck of the woods.
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Raised on the mean streets of Midlothian, VA, Richmond's own Daniel Harnsberger arose from one of central Virginia's more conservative areas to become the world's most famous Progressive Liberal wrestlers. His journey to get there took him all over the country and across the globe. Now he's drawing upon those experiences as he answers your questions about politics, wrestling, life and love and all subject matters in between.
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|1||Advice Column: Progressive Liberal Answers the most Pressing Questions in Virginia|
Rabbi Michael Knopf
“Richmond’s Rabbi,” Rabbi Michael Knopf is the Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in the Museum District. Named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Jewish Daily Forward and one of Richmond's "40 Under 40", Rabbi Knopf is a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, the Clergy Leadership Incubator, and Leadership Metro Richmond. He is active in numerous local, national, and international organizations that champion racial and economic justice, human rights, and interfaith partnership.
Full time NICU nurse, part time horror story writer.
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|1||The Sunday Reader: The Clock|
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is the President & CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist, U.S. Air Force veteran, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He entered the world of Hip Hop Politics when he served as the Political and Grassroots Director of Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004. He was also a key architect of P. Diddy’s “Vote Or Die!” campaign. In 2004 he founded the Hip Hop Caucus to build a sustainable organization for hip hop politics. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, Hip Hop Caucus is a multi-issue organization with a progressive agenda focused on: strengthening democracy; civil and human rights; climate change and environmental justice; and, economic empowerment. Hip Hop Caucus works to hold elected officials accountable and leverages culture to engage young people in the advocacy and civic process. Through a collaborative network, Hip Hop Caucus focuses on addressing core issues impacting under-served and vulnerable communities with programs and campaigns that support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Learn more at HipHopCaucus.org. Follow HHC online @HipHopCaucus on all social media platforms.
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|1||Respect My Vote, Virginia!|
|2||RVA #31: Hope for 2018! Young People Say Respect My Vote!|
Rich Meagher is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Randolph-Macon College. He teaches and writes about American conservatism, the Religious Right, and atheism and politics, and blogs about Virginia politics at RVAPolitics.
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|1||RVA Mag #28: Comic books and creators come to Richmond, unite in local online community|
RVA culture rag since 2005. #RVA
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RYAN KENT is the author of Poems For Dead People, and vocalist of Gritter, Murdersome, and BLK LLC. He drinks at bars, apartments, and row houses in Richmond, VA.
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|1||The Sunday Reader: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World & Other Poems|
Ryan Persaud is currently studying Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. They enjoy reading and writing interesting stories, listening to various podcasts, and wasting the rest of their free time on video games. They are also an obsessive Twin Peaks fan.
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|1||The Shins offered the classics, new hits and No BS! during recent sold out National show|
Booking Agent at Flora, Bassist at Clair Morgan and Music director at WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio
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Samantha is a Virginia Beach native currently studying communications with a concentration in digital media at Longwood University. She specializes in women's issues and empowerment in politics and visual and performing arts.
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Stephen Allen is the Site Manager of the International Rescue Committee in Richmond, Virginia. Stephen has 9 years of experience with the IRC – initially starting as a volunteer at the IRC in Phoenix. Stephen knew he would be committed to working with refugees during the economic Recession of 2008, when more than 1,100 refugees arrived in Phoenix needing work. As an Employment Specialist, Resettlement Supervisor and now as Site Manager, Stephen has built bridges for refugees and their host communities. Stephen holds a Master’s Degree in International Development and Poverty Studies from the University of Birmingham, England.
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|1||Imagining the refugee experience in Virginia|
Stephen Wood writes about politics, sports, history, and any combination thereof. His work has appeared in Paste Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and These Football Times, among others. A Richmond native, he is currently based in New York.
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founder / creative director at RVA Magazine
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Tony The Pilgrim
Wandering the seas of cheese.
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|1||The RVA Videos You Missed in 2017: ROCK/INDIE/FOLK|
|2||The RVA Videos You Missed in 2017: HIP HOP/RAP/TRAP|
Will McLeod is a journalist and activist living in Washington, D.C. He began his career in independent media covering Occupy Wall Street in New York City, and later worked on covering the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014. He has been active in British and American politics, both as a campaign worker and advisor. His weekly podcast, Hopping Mad, covers economics and politics, and can be found at ImHoppingMad.com. He is on twitter as @WillMcLeod99.
Wyatt Gordon is a born-and-raised Richmonder who holds a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a bachelor's degree in international politics from the American University in D.C. Wyatt is a 2017 German Chancellor Fellow working as an urban planner and community organizer to foster greater civic participation in local government.