Good Morning, RVA: Why yes it is!

Today apologizes for yesterday with warmth and sunshine.

Photo by: sandy’s dad

Good morning, RVA! It’s 32 °F, and today’s high will hit 50 °F. Seems like a pleasant sauna after yesterday’s wintery freeze zone, doesn’t it? Expect lots of clear skies and sunshine, too.

Water cooler

The RTD’s Graham Moomaw continues his investigation into the case of the perplexing Stone Brewing Co. permits. It looks like the prescient permits were submitted for “free dirt.” I joke, but at the bottom of that article, several City Council members talk–on the record–about how the EDA could use some tweaks. The power of good journalism!

Today’s best headline, this from WTVR: “Adolescent grape-throwing shenanigans provokes angry outburst from Amelia deputy.” The accompanying stock image is pretty good, too.

Remember the Shocke Stadium and how we were all so very emotional about it? Well, Ned Oliver over at Style Weekly does and asks some Council folks what’s the deal with that whole thing. No one knows!

Here’s a 9-foot sculpture of Jayson Werth made of canned tuna. This makes me love humans.


  • Rams face Maryland Eastern Shore tonight at 7:00 PM. The Hokies beat MES by 25 points, so I think the Rams will be fine.
  • Hokies fend off Liberty after a slow start, 73-63.
  • Caps head to Colorado to take on the Avalanche at 9:00 PM.

This morning’s longread

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

This piece in Rolling Stone, which just dropped yesterday so I haven’t had a chance to finish it, elicited a lengthy response from UVA president Teresa A. Sullivan. It’s important, and you should read it.

Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began

This morning’s Instagram

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