66 / Downstream and into Open Water
After 32 years, the tide may be turning on the Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. Richmonder Jeff Corbin, charged with monitoring the health of North America’s largest estuary, talks about navigating the murky waters of politics, bureaucracy and accountability. By Virginia Shepherd
70 / Macbeth Goes Mobile
Richmond inspires a new film of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by and starring Turn actor Angus Macfadyen and utilizing the talents and resources of the VCU School of the Arts Cinema program. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
74 / The Pitfalls and Payoffs of Youth Sports
Forget the opposition: The biggest obstacles facing kids who participate in sports these days might be pushy parents, overlooked injuries or unrealistic expectations. Here, the experts weigh in on strategies to come out of the youth sports game a winner.
80 / Food Getaways
Country taste in Nelson County; tangy treats in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; cosmopolitan flavor in Washington, D.C.; buzz-worthy dining in Staunton; and seafood aplenty in Virginia Beach: our recommendations for five foodie destinations close to Richmond, complete with tips on where to stay and what to do.
123 /All Are Welcome
133 /A listing of 100-plus summer and day camps
23 / Richmonder of the Month The Kickers’ Red Army
26 / Real Estate Young people are fueling downtown’s development boom.
28 / Education RPS elementary schools to get a healthy serving of fruit
30 / Transportation How do Richmond’s bike-share plans compare with those of other cities?
32 / Humor Some ideas for VCU victory
34 / News Chesterfield’s School Board chairwoman puts poverty discussion on the agenda.
38 / Flashback Manchester finally looks ready for renewal.
168 / … And Another Thing Why we should be fans of Video Fan
Arts & Entertainment
41 / Datebook Ira Glass talks about “Reinventing Radio” at the Carpenter Theatre. Plus, indie one-two punch War on Drugs and Tune-Yards, Randy Blythe’s ballet music and Hannibal Buress
44 / Q&A Vince Gilligan on his new TV hit
46 / Spotlight The Byrd is one of the “mythic cinemas” featured in a new French documentary series.
50 / Profile Clover Hill goes to the Grand Ole Opry.
55 / Style A toast to Marsala, Pantone Color of the Year
58 / Shop Talk A new Carytown store offers the Crème de la Crème.
60 / Health Area health care systems unite to make end-of-life care easier
64 / Picture This Shiver in the River
153 / Review Graffiato
155 / Quick Take The Betty on Davis
156 / Ingredient Salsify
158 / Profile The menu might gross out diners, but the food at GWARbar certainly doesn’t.
160 / Opinion Amid the West End’s restaurant boom, some indies are fighting for their lives.
162 / Five Faves Richmond’s best oyster happy hours
164 / Food Stuffs Maintaining a successful small business