Good Morning, RVA: Wednesday? More like Fogs…day?

A low-visibility start to the middle of your week.

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Good morning, RVA! It’s 42 °F this fine foggy morning. No chance of rain, but some clouds and wind could put a damper on any outside plans you may have had. The high today is right around 60 °F. Hold on tight for this weekend, though, when highs are expected to break 70 °F.

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Stephanie Ganz has brought us a delicious list of November’s new restaurants. If you’re the type of person who’s compelled to make todo lists, checking of this set of tasks is guaranteed to be much more fun than addressing holiday cards.

This profile of ol’ Senator Tim Kaine by Jim Nolan in the RTD is lovely. Did you know the senator carries around three harmonicas with him? That’s way more harmonicas than the average person carries with them.

Something is up in Hanover County public schools. Students are trying to get the county’s policy on controversial material changed–which seems like a totally normal thing students would try to do. After you’ve read that fairly benign story from the RTD, read this one–the same story –from Style Weekly. Lots of “did not respond” and “no comment” in the latter, but whoa stressful situation!

Speaking of stressful situations, the Richmond Free Press has some details about the closure of the Streetcar Café on Brookland Park Boulevard. The cafe was part of an effort by the Nehemiah Community Development Corp. to revitalize Brookland Park.

The New York Times has some great coverage of the Paris climate talks–I love these short answers to hard questions. You can follow the daily updates right here.

Just FYI, Drake’s Meek Mill diss track “Back to Back”, a song he quickly wrote to dispute that he uses a ghostwriter, was nominated for a Grammy. I really like Drake.


  • #10 Wahoos handled #14 West Virginia, 70-54.
  • Hokies (roundball) look for, I think, the first road win of the Buzz Williams era tonight against Radford at 7:00 PM.

This morning’s longread

On Jessica Jones, Netflix and the Utility of Trigger Warnings

But if you yourself have ever experienced the fear of loving someone who hurts you, manipulates you and makes you feel like your entire identity is worthless without him, watching a narrative of abuse – however fictive – may cause your body to recall that biographical data involuntarily. Because your lived experience will color how you experience this show, trigger warnings are empowering to you because they help you gauge for yourself how much you can actually enjoy an hour-long show that has the potential to leave you crying in the shower for five hours reliving personal flashbacks.

This morning’s Instagram

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