80 / The Dean
Bonnie Price, the longest-tenured forensic nurse in the region, marries the medical and legal worlds with her expertise in evidence collection, empowering her students and sexual assault survivors with knowledge. By Mark Robinson
84 / Fall of Richmond
In April 1865, Richmond met its fate as the capital city of a vanquished cause. A century and a half later, we recall the chain of events over three days that signaled an end to the bloody war: a city burned by its own protectors, slaves cheering liberation and the somber visit by a weary president. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
92 / ‘God’s Half Acre’
Our spotlight on sesquicentennial milestones continues with the origin story of Virginia Union University: how Richmond’s most notorious slave jail became an institution that unleashed the shackles of oppression. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
94 / Top Docs
This year, with our annual Top Docs survey, we sought out health professionals who export their medical skills to far-flung destinations where expertise and resources are hard to find. In the survey results, you’ll also find out which physicians the region’s doctors recommend in 85 categories, from addiction medicine to vascular surgery.
165 / Carytown Buzz
170 / Culinary Showstoppers
177 / The Most Interesting Man in Old Virginia
182 / Carytown Map
184 / Carytown Listings
31 / Richmonder of the Month Richmond’s newest Idol, Rayvon Owen
32 / Crying Shame Del. Joe Morrissey’s greatest hits
34 / Small Talk Fun with local taxes
40 / Humor Hey, Hollywood, give us a break. By Pete Humes
42 / News The 30-year-old Diamond sends debate into extra innings.
46 / Flashback Surrounded by urban bustle: the Carver community
240 / … And Another Thing Rehearsing for the college-admissions gauntlet By Janet Giampietro
Arts & Entertainment
50 / Datebook Bob Dylan returns to town; Richmond Triangle Players take on Angels in America; the James River Film Festival turns 22; and more.
52 / Q&A Author Amy Stewart talks about evil greenery.
54 / Spotlight The talent behind Fox News’ new series on Wild West characters
58 / Profile Forget SNL. Get a live blast of very local tomfoolery at RVA Tonight.
64 / Style Sports chic: Function meets form.
66 / Shop Talk Natural Border’s bamboo-fiber T-shirts
68 / Excursions Charmed
72 / Health The Race to Parenthood advances couples’ baby steps.
76 / Picture This Richmond Ballet’s Chinese New Year gala
223 / Review Southbound
225 / Quick Take Perly’s
226 / Ingredient Spring onions
228 / Profile All in the family: Willie Byrd Chocolate Sauce
230 / Sourcing Veggin’ up with ramps; Five Faves How to fill your growler
232 / Best Bites Saison Market’s secret-menu chicken biscuit and more; Purveyor Border Springs Farm
233/ Neighborhood Roundup Culinary destinations in Short Pump
234 / Food Stuffs Local restaurateurs expand their territories.