Photo by Barry Fitzgerald
Longtime regional critic, writer and video producer Jerry Williams, who reviewed plays and films for 15 years at WTVR Channel 6, from 1974 to 1989, is rejoining the fray with an online cultural-review site he's calling SIFTER.
Hosted at his website, Tales From the Grips ( tvjerry.com ), which has cast a sardonic eye on Central Virginia's film and television scene since 1998, SIFTER will feature new content every Monday.
Contributors include some familiar names, such as former Style Weekly Arts and Culture Editor Don Harrison (who's also a regular contributor to this magazine); Kathy Emerson, formerly the manager of the 17th Street Farmers Market and the director of Quirk Gallery, who's back in Richmond after spending four years in Los Angeles; Style Weekly theater writer Dave Timberline; and filmmaker Virginia Bertholet.
"If it all falls apart in six months, I'll just go back to what I was doing," Williams says. "We're not going to try and be inclusive to the extent that it's not a calendar of events. It's a discriminating and sometimes snarky guide to Richmond and beyond."