Gathering Energy
Slowly, steadily, the region leans towards green building. Read full story
Richmond Magazine's Latest Accolades
Richmond magazine receives top awards at 2014 Virginia Press Association's annual awards competition.
On April 5, 2014, Richmond magazine won several awards from the Virginia Press Association, which has one of the largest annual awards contests in the country. Most notably, Richmond magazine won the 2013 Grand Sweepstakes for the Specialty category, which had 13 publications in its group. This award recognizes overall excellence in both news and advertising.

Richmond magazine also won the 2013 News Sweepstakes, as well as Best-in-Show for Art and Best-in-Show for Read full story
In the Crook of Comfort
For nearly 25 years, Frank Robinson has found solace and offered it to others through a garden he grew called Lewis Ginter.
It’s a brittle January night, definitely not an inviting evening for a walk. But this weekend also marks the finale of a month-long holiday extravaganza that in a decade’s time has become as much a seasonal Richmond tradition as Legendary Santa. So, despite the cold, hundreds of bravely bundled families are at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, slowly strolling the garden’s 80 acres filled with intricate displays of holiday lights. Twenty-five years ago, it would have Read full story
Mud Brothers
The underground finds from an incredible archaeological excavation, helmed by three friends 30 years ago, have yet to make their public debut

On August 8, 1983, scientist William E. “Bill” Trout III and classical musician James “Jimmy” Moore III stood like excited kids, trying to get a glimpse through a fence built to prevent passersby from falling into the construction pit of the James Center, a three-phase project of Charlotte, N.C., developer Henry Faison that would eventually deposit a trio of high-rises near Shockoe Slip.

They knew what few in the city administration either realized or admitted to: Read full story

Richmond Scandals
Infamous events that made headlines
Richmond, over the years, has witnessed its share of remarkable rogues, spies, confidence men (and women) and swindlers. Maybe we’re too trusting. Too polite to ask for references? Too willing to jump at a too-good-to-be-true promise? Sometimes, our trust gets us burned. We’ve even had our city burn to the ground (see Elizabeth Van Lew). Whatever the case, at least the stories we can tell afterward make for good cocktail conversation — or historical markers.
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