January 2015 Issue
64 // Heart of Gold
When Beverly Reynolds succumbed to cancer in November, the Richmond art world lost a passionate and powerful crusader. Through interviews with friends, colleagues and Reynolds herself in her final days, we celebrate the immeasurable impact she had on the region. By Gary Robertson
68 // Teachers Write
Run by the nonprofit Podium Foundation, the T3 Academy is a weeklong workshop to inspire RPS secondary teachers in new ways of writing instruction, culminating in the writing and sharing of their own creative works. The short story “Some Family Matters” is by one of this year’s participants, Cecile Archer-Sealey.
70 // Survivors
This month marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where approximately 1 million people died during the Holocaust. To observe this milestone, the Weinstein JCC is mounting an exhibition of photographs of the Richmond-area residents who
survived the period’s atrocities.
76 // It’s Raining in Mosby
In Richmond’s East End, Mosby Court Central has long been defined by what it lacks: structure, role models, opportunity and prosperity. But Kinfolks Community, a wealth-building effort founded by activist Art Burton, is seeking to reverse the neighborhood’s fortunes. By Mark Robinson
82 // Breakfast Guide
It’s the most important meal of the day, so make sure you do it right. Grab a steaming cup of coffee and get cozy with our guide to the best breakfasts in town, from 24-hour spots to hangover-beating cocktails; from the perfect poached egg to the moistest muffins. This should keep you going all day …
On the Cover: Breakfast at The Black Sheep: two eggs sunny side up, smashbrowns, griddled andouille sausage and toasted baguette, prepared by chef Kevin Roberts. Photo by Adam Ewing. Illustrations by Steve Hedberg.
23 / Richmonder of the Month The First Freedom Center
24 / Media BizSense founder launches Denver news site.
26 / Politics UR students tackle the council beat.
28 / Education VCU wins record amount of research dollars.
30 / Humor Sober reflections on the craft-brewing business
32 / News The State Crime Commission ponders sexting legislation.
36 / Flashback Highland Park’s rollercoaster history
168 / And Another Thing… How to sweep a $1.75 million tax bill under the carpet
Arts & Entertainment
39 / Datebook Marie Daulne (aka Zap Mama) and Antibalas at the Carpenter Theatre. Plus, Second City takes aim at the River City; the Fifth Annual Israeli Film Festival; CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux at the Richmond Marriott and more.
42 / Q&A Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau
45 / Spotlight Joel Bassin steps into his new role at the Firehouse Theatre Project.
46 / Profile A new production of The Lion in Winter heralds the return of live theater to the VMFA.
51 / Style Folk-inspired fashion
54 / Shop Talk Runway Couture takes off in Church Hill.
56 / Excursions Shakespearean Staunton
58 / Health Magnetic therapy for depression
62 / Picture This The Theresa Pollak Prizes for Excellence in the Arts
157 / Review L’Opossum
159 / Quick Take The Urban Tavern
160 / Trend Richmond’s ramen scene heats up.
162 / Trend How local chefs are using citrus in winter
163 / Ingredient Sweet potatoes
164 / Best Things We Ate Where we’ve been, what we’ve loved
166 / Food Stuffs On the town with Alton Brown
R•Health & Beauty
101 / Health and fitness news
104 / Chasing Kona
107 / Winter-skin soothers
110 / Get Into the Groove
122 / Hospitals and Medical Directory
126 / Appetite for Life