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Photo by Craig Reynolds

Architect John Russell Pope was not a Richmonder, or even a Virginian; he was born in New York and kept a residence in Newport, Rhode Island. Yet his designs in early-20th-century Richmond had a far-reaching effect on the city, defining the ... more

Jul 13, 2016 1:10 PM My Town

Since its construction in 1859, the Dabbs House has seen its share of visitors and played varied and surprising roles that reflect the meandering course of history. In its current iteration, the Dabbs House illuminates that rich past as a museum ... more

May 7, 2016 9:15 AM ENTERTAINMENT

It happens to every parent. The kids are full of energy, and your home cannot contain them any longer. It’s time to get out and find something to do. Fortunately, the West End has no shortage of parks and businesses ready to offer some relief. more

Mar 11, 2016 1:21 PM ENTERTAINMENT

Edgar Allan Poe was a weird guy. I’m just going to say it, okay? He was odd. I like him, sure, but his writing was unusual, and his tendencies were abnormal. But, most likely, it’s his idiosyncrasies that earned him so much recognition during his ... more

Mar 10, 2016 4:23 PM ENTERTAINMENT

For a state as steeped in history as Virginia is, the past is like a natural resource. And as important as the Revolutionary and Civil wars have been to the commonwealth’s tourism industry, another historical resource is gaining attention in ... more

Mar 2, 2016 4:00 PM TRAVEL

If you’ve never visited, you may be surprised to discover a fascinating museum tucked somewhat out of view on Mountain Road in Glen Allen. It’s the Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park (3400 Mountain Rd.). The park itself is one of the county’s ... more

Jan 15, 2016 2:28 PM ENTERTAINMENT

“The Museum District is part of the mosaic that makes Richmond a beautiful tapestry,” said real estate developer Bedros Bandazian, who has spent nearly thirty years in buying, selling and managing properties in this unique ... more

Jan 13, 2016 8:00 AM FEATURES

Among bragging rights claimed by the commonwealth, the title “Birthplace of Presidents” provides both historic pride and an enjoyable, educational travel itinerary. In Virginia, we can boast eight native sons who were elected ... more

Jan 5, 2016 12:00 PM TRAVEL

The spirit of Maggie Walker lives on – not just in Church Hill where she was born or Jackson Ward where she lived most of her life; not just in the National Park Service historic site that bears her name; and not just in the statue that ... more

Nov 30, 2015 1:21 PM FEATURES

"The more that you read, The more things you will know, The more that you learn, The more places you’ll go." Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! more

Nov 30, 2015 11:44 AM TRAVEL

Roanoke Pinball Museum

Photo: Don Peterson

You probably recall the fun of playing a pinball machine: the shiny steel ball skittering from bumper to bumper, into kickers and slingshots, hitting targets when you were lucky and slipping past your flippers when you weren’t. All the while... more

Nov 18, 2015 9:40 AM TRAVEL

I couldn’t decide whether to look up or scan the sights at eye level. I didn’t want to miss the colorful shops and restaurants along this historic main street – a chocolatier, antiques, books and music, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. But when ... more

Sep 25, 2015 4:00 PM TRAVEL


Switchwood bowties from the VMFA. Photo by Joey Wharton

Finding the perfect gift, one that resonates with the personalities of friends and family members, can be thrilling. Some people, however, are harder to shop for than others – like my sister. For nearly a month, I’d been drawing a blank on what to... more

May 1, 2015 11:49 AM My Town

Though Richmond weather may still be a bit on the cold side, believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about summer camp registration. Camp experiences can build confidence, new skills and countless fun memories. more

Mar 6, 2014 11:32 AM Family

Funny Girl

1968. ©Columbia/The Kobal Collection.

From the iconic gingham pinafore dress that Dorothy Gale wore in “The Wizard of Oz” to the flamboyant and stunning bonnets that Scarlett O’Hara wore in “Gone With The Wind,” notable costuming has played a pivotal role in so many memorable movies. more

Nov 6, 2013 10:34 AM ENTERTAINMENT

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