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Miles To Go Before I Sleep: The Musical Life of Zach Benson

Music has been a crucial element of Zach Benson’s life ever since he was a child, but he’s come a long way from his early days playing drums in middle-school cover bands. These days, the Virginia native and Richmond resident is a prolific indie-pop musician with a...

Big Freedia Got Booties Poppin’ At PrideFest

Marilyn: One of the great things about Virginia PrideFest is that it's the kind of all-consuming event you can attend and direct your focus in any of several directions. Regardless of what you focus on, you're still sure to have a great time. Just as I had a great...

VA PrideFest 2022: Massively Glorious

You aren't really at Virginia PrideFest until you cross the walking bridge onto Brown's Island. But last Saturday, September 24, passerby could be forgiven if, even several blocks away on Cary St, they still felt like they were somewhere on the outskirts of the 2022...

Sifting Through The Virginia Film Scene With TVJerry

Jerry Williams, aka TVJerry, is a veteran of independent media in Richmond, Virginia. From radio shows and theater criticism to music video direction and television production, he's done just about everything there is to do within the local media community over the...

‘A Case By Case Basis’

Hoping to use the bathroom? If you're a transgender student in Hanover County, you'll need the School Board's specific approval. That's the result of a vote held by Hanover County's School Board on Tuesday night, in which the school board voted 5-2 in favor of a...

VA Pride Announces the Endless Summer of Pride

In a time where abortion rights are seemingly coming to an end here in the United States, and the repressive forces taking them down are making clear that marriage equality and the right to privacy are next on the chopping block, wouldn't it be nice to get at least a little bit of good news? Luckily for all of us here in Virginia who are...

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Republican Lawmakers Across The Nation Are Attacking LGBTQ Rights

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis last month signed into law a bill that would prevent LGBTQ+ discussions in schools and will discourage classroom conversation about gender identity and sexual orientation in primary grade levels. The measure, nicknamed by critics the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, drew condemnation from the Walt Disney Co., was labeled as...

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NY Times Pummeled Over Piece Focused on 8 Conservative Men Who Don’t Feel ‘Free to Be Themselves in the Culture’

Some might say The New York Times is the king of normalizing views from the right, even views that could be considered disturbing or, in some cases, even dangerous to their fellow citizens, the nation, or the world. The Times’ pre-World War II profiles of a young Adolf Hitler are a legendary example. In 2015 The Times republished what it calls...

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