Archives: Features


5 Things: Movies, plays, moms, trains, and aliens

When the dishes are washed, you may proceed with your weekend.


Happy Black Friday, RVA: A contradiction in terms?

Our hearts tell us that made-up retail holidays are a bummer, but your friends relatives tell us they want some cool local goods for holiday gifts!

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Our House: Opening your heart to an open adoption

Warning, this retelling by Gin and Jeremy Motsinger of the emotions they experienced during the birth and adoption of their daughter, Kinsey, and the subsequent relationship with her birth mother…let’s just say it’s intense.

Picture of the Day: Red bird in leaves

Cardinal bird leaves
2015 winter pint glass

Put an RVA on it: Things that are on sale in our shop

Out with the old, in with the new! This merch has gotta go! And our Black Friday discount will further reduce their prices!

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Good Thanksgiving Evening, RVA: November 26th, 2015

We took the day off today, but we thought you could use some things to read during your food coma.


Richmond during the Civil War: Thanksgiving

Did you know that a woman named Sarah, a president named Abe, and events that transpired over 200 years after the first Thanksgiving feast helped establish the holiday we now celebrate?


Planning for (recovering from) Thanksgiving: food and family

What to do with yourself, your family, and your feelings of sleepiness slash boredom.


Happy Spamsgiving, Richmond

In a pinch? You can make an entire Thanksgiving using SPAM. Yes, you can! From a can!

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The Dads are back in town: Legendary RVA band takes the stage this Friday

A triumphant return for the Dads, a beloved anchor of the Richmond music scene in the 1980s. Their new album is here, and it’s a perfect excuse to celebrate a golden age of RVA music.