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Standing on the Promises
As the Virginia/Tennessee border town of Bristol prepares to celebrate its unique role in music history with the opening of the Birthplace of Country Music museum in August, we look back at the confluence of talent and technology that brought about the genre’s “Big Bang.”
By Don Harrison

Knight of the Desert Pt. 2: From Sand to Snow
In the second and final part of our story about a Midlothian family’s experience of living with PTSD, former Gulf War soldier David Buckley comes face to face with his past during a reunion of the surviving members of his battalion.
By Nancy Wright Beasley

Power, Politics and Powell
How a confidential memo penned by the late U.S. Supreme Court member and Richmond corporate attorney Lewis F. Powell Jr. helped mobilize American business into the kind of big-bucks political activism that is rampant today.
By Gary Robertson

Living the Patio Life
Want some fresh air with your food? We have the best seats in — or rather, outside — the house, whether it’s brunch, lunch, cocktails, beer or people-watching you’re after.
By Bird Cox, Catherine Amos Cribbs, Tina Eshleman, Brandon Fox, Jessica Ronky Haddad, Rachel Machacek, Elliott Shaffner, Paul Spencer and Genevelyn Steele


Focus Volley Futbol: Richmond today; tomorrow, the world

Humor Some guidelines for behavior in the city’s parks this summer
By Pete Humes

Scan Historic maps reveal the region’s growth prospects; a vampire film starts shooting in town.

Q&A American Idol alum Elliott Yamin

Media Advertising agency Pulsar’s local office to work on New York’s MTA contract

Health The city ranks poorly in a nationwide study of residents’ health and well-being.

News Scott’s Addition is in the midst of a promising redevelopment boom.

And Another Thing … It’s going to take more than a heroic new name to turn around the city jail.
By Janet Giampietro 

Flashback Richmond’s first mayor, William Foushee 
By Harry Kollatz Jr. 



Datebook A Pissarro masterpiece goes on display at the VMFA. Plus, Gordon Lightfoot at CenterStage, a Maggie L. Walker anniversary tour and our pick of July 4 celebrations

Style Preppy Fourth-of-July-themed men’s fashion 

Shop Talk Parisian chic at Midlothian’s Bougique Boutique

Parental Rites A Legoland trip fulfills one of The Boy’s most ardent wishes.
By Anne Thomas Soffee

Reflections Looking back on 16 years of column-writing
By Nancy Wright Beasley

Picture This Off-Broad Appétit


Review Zeus Gallery Cafe

Quick Take Cask Café

Ingredient Colorful Cantaloupes

Events Independence Day wine and bluegrass, the Hanover Tomato Festival and the National Beer Expo 

Inception Local chefs go native

5 Favorites Sparkling summer wines

Street Food Review Zzaam! Fresh Korean Grill 

Snapshot Rina Factory Home Baked Goods

Brandon Eats Two longtime friends open a restaurant in Oregon Hill.


Summer 2014

Urgent Care for Kids

Through Rough Waters

Ideas with Teeth

Top Dentists 2014

Hospitals and Medical Directory


Carytown Guide 
Summer 2014

What’s New

A Room of Their Own

Treat Yourself

Carytown Map

Carytown Listings


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Beauty Everywhere
Katherine and Richard Wintsch embrace the best of indoor and outdoor living in their Westover Hills home.

Crunch Time
The Mills family fêtes a delicious dynasty in their West End home.

Where to Find it Guide
From antiques to windows, the ultimate resource to everything you need for your home.


The Goods
Knockout nautical furniture and accessories

The Expert
Barden’s Decorating hones the craft of paper hanging.

At Home
A rant against ridiculous house names

Art exhibitions around town

How to make découpaged furniture

Stylist Molly Todd’s home

Harry’s History
Saving the oldest house in Byrd Park

Easy-care native plants

Homearama showcases the latest and greatest in new construction

Home and garden events 

Modern June’s Kelly McCants shares
sewing projects in her latest book.

Back Page
Blackwell Botanicals, a designer’s ode to simplicity, a Greek architect’s blog and more  

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