84 / It's Their Thing
An instrumental song recorded nearly 40 years ago by Richmond’s Whole Darn Family, “Seven Minutes of Funk” has become one of hip-hop’s most enduring samples, appearing in hits by Jay Z, Public Enemy and the Wu-Tang Clan, among others. By Don Harrison
90 / What Would Ray Do?
More than a year after Ray Boone's death, the Richmond Free Press publisher's legacy continues to inspire the weekly newspaper in its advocacy for the region's most vulnerable residents, even as the the staff contends with rapidly changing industry trends. By Mark Robinson
94 / Best & Worst
Here, we present up-and-coming Richmond influencers, the most annoying media personality and the best candidate for mayor in 2016, along with the best places to get your hair done, your bicycle fixed or buy locally made goods. We’ll also reveal the best overall restaurant and the most pet-friendly neighborhood among the nearly 200 categories in our annual reader survey.
Private School Guide 2015
196 / St. Catherine’s celebrates 125 years; Orchard House founder Nancy Davies retires and other leadership changes.
202 / Collegiate hits the century mark
208 / Lessons from the natural world
218 / Private schools chart
29 / Richmonder of the Month An August appreciation of the Flying Squirrels
32 / Media Paige Mudd breaks ground at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
34 / Cycling The big bike race by the numbers
36 / Politics Putting Virginia’s voting maps in perspective
38/ News The city has grand plans for the Main Street Station train shed, but details are fuzzy.
42 / Sunday Story The small but mighty crusade of Sgt. Carol Adams By Tina Griego
46 / Flashback When cholera came to Richmond By Harry Kollatz Jr.
248 / … And Another Thing Haunting reminders among the attic Legos By Janet Giampietro
Arts & Entertainment
50 / Datebook Boyz II Men, Todd Rundgren, Frankie Valli and the story of The Damned
52 / Q&A Off Navy duty, Scott Wichmann enlists in Neil Simon’s sexual revolution.
54 / Spotlight Lauryn Hill, Joshua Redman and New Edition are among the Richmond Jazz Festival headliners.
58 / Profile Let There Be GWAR traces three decades of Richmond’s shock-metal art collective.
65 / Style Drawing décor inspiration from mural art
68 / Shop Talk You’ll Love This: Fair-trade fashion goes mobile.
70 / Excursions On and off the boardwalk at Carolina Beach
74/ Health New workshops help inmates manage chronic conditions.
80 / Picture This Brewer’s Ball
230 / Review Hutch Bar & Eatery
231 / Quick Take Greenleaf's Pool Room
232 / Ingredient Playing spice roulette with Padrón peppers
234 / Profile Richmond's most creative sausage flavors; Neighborhood Roundup Lakeside
236 / 5 Faves Pucker up for sour beers; Cook Like a Pro Enjoy summer year-round
238 / Best Bites The perfect summer sandwich and other local finds; Purveyor Harmony Hill Farm
240 / Events The Carytown Watermelon Festival and more
242 / Food Stuffs Pop Up Revolution's nine days of dining during UCI By Stephanie Breijo
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