72 / The Miraculous Life of Seraphim O’Keefe
After surviving a mountainside fall and battling deep depression, an artist finds solace as an Orthodox iconographer. By Alan Pell Crawford
76 / Ups and Downs
Who had good year? And who didn’t? The year that was, summed up. (Illustrations by Arnel Reynon)
The year 2015 was one, as all are, of winners and losers, and the purgatory occupied by the somewhere-in-betweens, also known as the Flying Squirrels. We highlight eight who had a particularly stellar year and six who might want a do-over.
80 / Second Sight
Richmond is a city of quiet pleasures, buried treasures, saints and sinners, urban legends and layers of history. Check out the hidden gems and secrets to be found when you peel back the veneer of everyday life.
90 / Coming Soon
A scene from upcoming PBS drama series, Mercy Street. (Photo courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS)
The feature films Imperium and Loving, a new PBS series to follow Downton Abbey, Bio Ritmo’s first live album and a novel chronicling a century in Guatemala are part of the year ahead in film, television, books and music.
Go South Guide
101 / What’s new south of the James
112 / Revitalizing older neighborhoods in Chesterfield County
119 / Where to shop, eat and play
25 / Richmonder of the Month An appreciation of All Things Cycling
28 / Infrastructure By this time next year, a pedestrian/bike bridge will connect downtown to Manchester.
30 / Neighborhoods Speaking of Manchester, see the apartment boom in graphic form.
32 / News A venerable nonprofit succumbs to debt and dwindling funds.
38 / Sunday Story A widower’s gift to his late wife blooms year-round. By Tina Griego
42 / Flashback Deeper into the historical mire of Richmond's municipal leadership By Harry Kollatz Jr.
176 / …And Another Thing Daniel Radcliffe was down the road making a movie. You know what that means. By Janet Giampietro
Arts & Entertainment
Henry Boyle plays 10-year-old Buddy in Quill Theatre's production of "Holiday Memories" (photo by Chris Smith).
48 / Q&A Judy Collins’ life in music
50 / Spotlight Midcentury Richmond through the lens of an amateur shutterbug
52 / Profile DIY art collectives expand the gallery scene.
59 / Style The Zen of shopping
62 / Shop Talk Make it so in 3-D
A bright green head printed at 3D Central rocks a pair of headphones. (Photo by Maureen McNabb)
64 / Excursions Portsmouth is a fun excursion for the holidays, or anytime.
66 / Health A weapon in the war against opioid addiction
70 / Picture This Celebrating the Pollak Prizes
161 / Review Sabai
Photo by Beth Furgurson
Pla Pao (salted grilled fish with choy sum) with a Mr. Chuvez cocktail
163 / Quick Take The Dog & Pig Show
164 / Ingredient Root for rutabaga this winter.
166 / Tips How to throw the best Hanukkah dinner yet; Events “Bizarre” holiday shopping and more
168 / Trend The choicest spots for Chinese food on Christmas; Purveyor Cracking one open with Ruby Salts Oyster Co.
170 / 5 Faves Local liquors to get you in the holiday spirit; Best Bites Mint julep sorbet that's perfect year-round
172 / Food Stuffs Eating clean(er) in the New Year with one week of vegan RVAdine By Stephanie Breijo
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