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Chandler Has Gone Viral, Again

When your friend from far away Portugal hits you up with a message like, "Have you seen this? Do you know this guy? He's from Richmond and he is all over TikTok!" you can't help but check it out. And when you discover it's Chandler Matkins, it's almost a given—of...

Virginia Icon Pharrell Williams is Coming To Town

A musical based on Pharrell Williams' childhood is set to be filmed in Richmond. It's a coming-of-age story set in 1977 Virginia Beach, drawing from Williams' upbringing in the Atlantis Apartments. Williams will produce, and Michel Gondry, known for Eternal Sunshine...

RVA 5×5 DEEP DIVE | Bottom of the Ninth

NOTE: This is the first of a multi-part series over the next few weeks about the baseball stadium issue in Richmond.News came out this week about the new baseball stadium designs in the Diamond District, which is a sign of progress, but also a sign of trouble....

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...

This is What The Diamond District Ballpark Could Look Like

Finally, we have our first look at what the new Diamond District stadium will look like.  Recently acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request by Richmond BizSense, the preliminary designs, which are subject to change, offer a glimpse into the envisioned...

You Can Call Me Bill: An Interview William Shatner

Over the course of his decades-long career, he’s been known by many names: Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Sergeant TJ Hooker, Commander Buck Murdock, and even Stan Fields if you can be so bold as to tell us why April 25th is, in fact, the perfect date (Answer: it’s not too hot, not too cold, and all you need is a light jacket). On March 22nd,...

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You Can Call Me Bill_Interview with William Shatner by Ash Griffith, RVA Magazine 2024

Deep in the Cut with Hip Hop Henry & Billy Crystal Fingers

In this laid-back interview, I caught up with Richmond party scene vets Hip Hop Henry and Billy Crystal Fingers about their weekly Wednesday night event, Acid's Groove at Get Tight Lounge. They discuss the origins of the name, their love for acid jazz and rare grooves, and for making the party happen whenever they team up.  ed. note:...

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Hip Hop Henry_Billy Crystal Interview at Get Tight Lounge by R. Anthony Harris 2024-2

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 Commonwealth University plans to make West Grace Street into a "campus main street,"...

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From RVA Magazine archive, Twisters 929 Grace Street, Richmond, VA_photo by Chris Lacroix 2006

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 clandestine graveyard rendezvous, enjoy your goth date the Richmond way. Daywalker:...

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In Time for Valentines! A Guide to The Perfect Goth Date in Richmond by Lauren Vincelli 2024

Threads in the Life of Chris Curry & EMBMNT

11:30am72 and SunnyPony PasturePlaylist: Cohesion Streams of fiery red and burnt orange leaves paraded aloft a vibrant treeline. They drifted en concert by the prevailing airflow. Mirrored below was a cascade of rushing water that weaved between boulders smoothed over by the James River. Chris Curry, owner of EMBMNT, photo by Mike Avey of...

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Chris Curry of EMBMNT photos & story by Mike Avey of Penrose Projecx 2024

Richmond Comedian Patrick Logan Will Make You Laugh

Hello readers! In today's edition, we're diving back into the world of Richmond comedy and chatting with Patrick Logan, the host of "Another Round of Comedy" at Another Round Bar and Grill in Richmond, Virginia. Patrick is a rising star in the local comedy scene, and we go in on a bunch of stuff — so, grab a seat and join us as we explore the...

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Richmond comedian Patrick Logan Interview by Gabriel Santamaria 2024

Once Upon A Time In America

The following was originally published by Deserter HERE.Life in your twenties is a series of revelations. The realisation that I would never play football for England was a bitter pill to swallow. But, when I could only make the bench for Red Star Camberwell, it had to be faced, especially when they were a man short.  Free from the...

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Once Upon A Time In America originally published by Deserter 2020