Good Morning, RVA: Spring into Monday

Start your week with this fine, locally-made, artisanal Monday.

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Good morning, RVA! It’s 54 °F, and today looks like a great start to the week. We’ve got highs in the mid- to upper-70s and a mostly sunny sky. Take advantage of it, because there’s a good chance of rain over the next four days.

Water cooler

Rolling Stone published the Columbia University Graduate School Report on their now totally retracted and discredited story about rape on college campuses. I’d pick the report as today’s longread as it’s longer than the original read, but it’s pretty dry. Neither the reporter nor her editor, or anyone else along the way for that matter, thought it necessary to corroborate the story given by the obviously traumatized Jackie. I’m sure lots of media folks will have lots of opinions on what this all means for the industry, but here’s the biggest Real Life Takeaway: “the magazine’s failure may have spread the idea that many women invent rape allegations.” Here’s UVA President Teresa Sullivan’s response to the report.

Infrared saunas are not something I knew existed, and Richmond BizSense’s Michael Thompson has news of one opening on Patterson Avenue later this year.

Well this piece about how claw machines work is surprisingly fascinating!


  • After a 1-1 draw against Louisville City, the Kickers are now 0-2-0.
  • Nats take on the Mets today at 4:05 PM! Opening day! Baseball is back!
  • Caps fell in overtime to the Senators but pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings. They still hold 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division.
  • Wisconsin and Duke tip off in the 2015 NCAA basketball championship tonight at 9:18 PM on CBS.

What to expect

Read about these mysterious topics today on RVANews…

  • A super helpful daily tip, of which we already have ten in the archive!
  • What’s the deal with CSAs in RVA?
  • i.e.* and their startup competition are back…
  • …and so is kindergarten registration!

This morning’s longread

Nuts Are a Nutritional Powerhouse

A series of large studies, including the Nurses’ Health Study of 76,464 women and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study of 42,498 men, found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, especially of cancer or heart disease.

This is fantastic news as nuts are delicious–assuming the impending desiccation of California does not interrupt the steady flow of nuts into my diet.

This morning’s Instagram

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