Power, Politics and Powell
How a confidential memo helped mobilize American business into the kind of big-bucks political activism that is rampant today. Read full story
Checking Up on the Doctor
Richmond’s First Mayor, William Foushee

The ratification of Richmond’s charter as a city occurred on May 6, 1782, and on July 2, the first municipal election among white men of property put forth 12 representatives to serve as the “Body Corporate.” The next day, they selected physician William Foushee as mayor.

Foushee was a descendant of French Huguenots who came to Virginia in 1699. John and Winifred Foushee settled in Northumberland County; William was born on Oct. 26, 1749.

He apprenticed in Read full story

Standing on the Promises
Richmag Labs latest installment presents an interactive feature on the beginnings of country music in Virginia.
As technology barrels ahead, Richmond magazine strives to keep pace. Richmag Labs' mission is to serve our readers with digital content showcased in fresh online formats.

In our latest installment, Richmag Labs showcases the feature from our July 2014 issue, an interactive timeline with photos and videos, and a playlist that samples original recordings from the Bristol Sessions.

Check it out at richmaglabs.com/bristol.
Warming Trend
Despite a cold start to 2014, the local real estate market is heating up by degrees.
Your sanity wasn’t the only thing affected by the winter that wouldn’t end. The Richmond-area housing market was also in somewhat of a hibernation mode.

“In January, February and even into March, we had a bunch of weekends where it would be a washout or snow,” notes Laura Lafayette, CEO of the Richmond Association of Realtors. That meant fewer homes ready for showing, fewer shoppers making the rounds and a first quarter of 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

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