68 / Into the Wild
Walter Bundy, the legendary chef of Lemaire for 15 years, sets off on a new adventure: his own restaurant. (Photo by Stephanie Breijo)
In the thickets of hunting excursions, on the choppy waters of the Chesapeake Bay and in kitchens across the country, thrill-seeking chef Walter Bundy has sought challenges. Opening a restaurant of his own will be his biggest adventure yet. By Stephanie Breijo
74 / Reliving the Madness
At Virginia Commonwealth University, there is the time before the Final Four, and after the Final Four. To mark the five-year anniversary of the run, we tracked down some of the players and coaches who made it happen, and asked them to relive it from the beginning. By Mark Robinson
84 / The Business of Art
Photo by Ash Daniel
Richmond’s creative scene is starting to get more notice these days. Meet some of the artists, galleries and do-it-yourself entrepreneurs who are helping to build a new identity for the region, along with collectors whose purchases support their work and enrich the community. By Harry Kollatz Jr. and Jessica Ronky Haddad
101 / What’s new south of the James
106 / The Richmond Wildlife Center cares for injured creatures, from bats and beavers to skunks and squirrels.
112 / Chesterfield County Public Schools are national leaders in e-learning.
119 / Where to dine, shop and play
154 / STEM programs help alleviate the “summer slide.”
160 / Museum camps can take youth from observing to interacting with history, art and science.
165 / Summer and day camp listings
24 / Richmonder of the Month Here’s to the marathon dancers of Deep Run High School.
26 / Small Talk It’s March. Time for spring break stories.
28 / Media An experiment in hyperlocal radio reporting visits Richmond.
30 / Sunday Story The Valentine has objects for which it’s hoping you have stories. By Tina Griego
34 / News Tight budgets have meant years with no raises for Richmond’s public school teachers.
38 / Flashback We Richmonders asked for a return to an elected-mayor system. And we got it. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
200 / Where are they now? Because all college basketball stars must move on and get jobs. A mix-and-match.
Arts & Entertainment
44 / Q&A Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw walks hard.
46 / Spotlight Richmond International Film Festival promises its biggest, most diverse lineup yet.
50 / Preview VCU’s 1970s-era Cabell Library gets a modern makeover.
53 / Style Rain gear with pops of color
56 / Shop Talk Bikes and eats in Westover Hills
58 / Excursions Explore Virginia’s Oyster Trail.
62 / Health Invention and innovation in a VCU laboratory
66 / Picture This Honoring civil rights champion Wyatt Tee Walker
188 / Review Maple & Pine
189 / Quick Take The White Horse Tavern
190 / Ingredient Warm up with a recipe for sunchoke soup.
192 / Around Town What happens when you mix beer with vermouth? We’re about to find out. Neighborhood Roundup Find home cookin’ in Powhatan County.
194 / Guide Think beyond chicken strips with these great kids’ options.
196 / 5 Faves The bean-to-bar craze hits Richmond — here’s where to find your chocolate fix.
158 / Food Stuffs Some of the sketchiest parking-lot handoffs make for some of the best ingredients. By Stephanie Breijo
197 / Best Bites Sometimes the stalwart trumps the hot new spot.
198 / Food Stuffs Go behind the scenes with Longoven. By Stephanie Breijo
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