98 / The Cauldron of Jackson Ward As the nation commemorates civil rights acts passed some 50 years ago, we begin a series on the historic Richmond neighborhood with the story of civil rights icon James E. Jackson Jr., who grew up above a Leigh Street pharmacy that the KKK terrorized. By Samantha Willis
James E. Jackson Jr. was a civil rights activist and son of Jackson Ward. (Illustration by Shawn Yu)
104 / Keep It Simple Closets can be a nightmare, so stuffed and jumbled that one good outfit is hard to put together in the morning. In honor of Simplicity Day on July 12, we introduce wardrobe tamers who keep closets and looks pulled together. By Megan Parry
High Point Barbershop co-founder Elliott Kinney displays his closet. (Photo by Jay Paul)
112 / Best New Restaurants From Southern seafood to Southeast Asian cuisine, here are the Richmond area's top 10 new restaurants as selected by our team of food writers, plus the city’s best fast-casual spots, trends and more. We hope you brought your appetite.
Try the flat iron steak with smashed fingerling potatoes, salsa verde and a baked local egg at one of our 2016 Best New Restaurants, Tazza Kitchen Alverser Plaza. (Photo by Julianne Tripp)
R•HEALTH & BEAUTY
135 / A new program offers swimming lessons to children with autism
140 / Healing and forgiveness
144 / VCU dental students are Jamaica bound for a 30th year.
146 / Top Dentists 2016
53 / Updates and happenings
BBGB Books (photo by Ash Daniel).
70 / Map and Listings
23 / Richmonder of the Month Because not all who win this title represent shining moments in the city, we salute you, Redskins Training Camp.
26 / Conversations The city’s new anti-poverty czar on the downside of good intentions
28 / Development A debate over neighborhood character at Libbie and Grove
30 / Sunday Story Parting is such sweet sorrow. By Tina Griego
32 / News A town proud of its railroad past debates its railroad future.
36 / Flashback This month, 234 years ago, Richmond’s first governing body was elected. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
184 / … And Another Thing When budget cuts hand you overgrown parks and medians, hold a festival! By Janet Giampietro
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
(Photo by: Nathan D. Olmscheld)
42 / Q&A The creator of the “ID Sniper” rifle hoax reflects on truth and art.
44 / Spotlight A cellist who moves easily from conservatory to rock club
46 / Profile Rising country music star Tony Jackson
85 / Style Seeing red with flamenco-inspired fashion
88 / Shop Talk Life is better on two wheels at Shift Bicycles.
90 / Excursions The life aquatic in Virginia’s only lakefront town
Clarksville, VA. Photo courtesy Courtesy Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce.
94 / Picture This Great food and fun at Broad Appétit
167 / Review Kinsfolk
169 / Quick Take Home Sweet Home
Photo by Sarah Midkiff
170 / Ingredient Dive into summer with a crab-and-heirloom tomato salad.
172 / Trend The best coffee shops for working remotely
Illustration by Bob Scott
174 / News Inside Petersburg’s new Farmers Market Restaurant & Bar
176 / Best Bites Your new favorite Wegmans buy, plus other great finds
177 / Neighborhood Roundup Jackson Ward
180 / Food Stuffs This month, we’re going behind the scenes at Belle Isle Craft Spirits. Come thirsty. By Stephanie Breijo
Brooks punctures each pepper for better infusion. Photo by Stephanie Breijo.
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