Good Morning, RVA: To infinity…AND BEYOND!

Ambivalent day today as we push the boundaries of our world forward while moving backward at home.

Good morning, RVA! It’s 40 °F, and today’s looking kinda cold, kinda cloudy, kinda whatever. Highs just in the 50s mean some light bundling up would be appropriate.

Water cooler

Another day, another grand jury not indicting a police officer that killed an unarmed black person. In July, Eric Garner was arrested for allegedly selling loose cigarettes and choked to death by police officer Daniel Pantaleo. Garner’s last words were, “I can’t breathe.” Last night, VCU students took part in a peaceful protest that shut down parts of Broad Street.

This lady in the West End won a million bucks in a Pillsbury contest for her “Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters”! Guys, that’s…a whole lotta dough.

Bon Secours Richmond Health System has a new CEO: the former head of St. Mary’s, Toni Ardabell. Richmond BizSense has more details in a piece that totally passes the Finkbeiner Test.

Today at 7:05 AM, NASA will launch (or has already launched, depending on when you’re reading this) their Orion spacecraft for the first time. Orion is The New Way forward in human space travel, and today’s two-orbit flight will test a bunch of its critical systems.


  • Spiders beat The Tribe by one point, 68-67, and improve to 3-3.
  • Hokies lose a close one to Penn State, 58-61.
  • #8 Wahoos move to 8-0 with their 76-65 win over Maryland.
  • Caps face the Hurricanes tonight at 7:00 PM.

This morning’s longread

Tilda Swinton — GQ Woman of the Year

Man, this Tilda Swinton interview is good! Let’s all move to Scottland and be her best pals.

She’s been acting for nearly three decades and has won an Oscar, yet it always seemed like she was never quite available to us: It was somehow easy to know who she was without knowing exactly what she’d done. Until this year, anyway.

Three singular, remarkable turns in three singular, remarkable movies–a lot to discuss. But over the ensuing not-quite-twenty-four hours that I spend in her company, the only time I see Tilda Swinton’s eyes–which are, let’s put these words in italics, blue, except when they’re green–cloud over with boredom is when we talk about movies she’s acted in.

This morning’s Instagram

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Ross Catrow

Founder and publisher of RVANews.

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