70 / Crowning Glory
The transition to fall is a perfect time to consider switching up your hairstyle — our reader makeovers, street-style snapshots and Best & Worst survey results in the hair and salon categories should make your decision about what to have done, and where, easier.
78 / Paranormal Activity
The University of Virginia is one of very few respected major universities to have a fully functioning parapsychology research unit. The Division of Perceptual Studies conducts research into reincarnation, ESP, near-death experiences, mediums and other spooky things. But while the paranormal is embraced by popular culture, how is it received in an academic environment? By Don Harrison
82 / Piecing History Together
When the Museum of the Confederacy and the American Civil War Center physically merge in a couple of years’ time, their organizers face the challenge of reconciling differing approaches to the same chapter of American history. By Gary Robertson
86 / The 17th Annual Theresa Pollak Prizes
Our annual awards for excellence in the arts recognize creators who carry forward the spirit of Theresa Pollak, the groundbreaking Richmonder who became one of Virginia’s best-known artists and art educators. This year’s honorees include some whose careers could have gone in an entirely different direction. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
23 / Richmonder of the Month The Richmond Folk Festival turns 10.
26 / Small Talk Richmond’s superhero connections
28 / Politics Former Gov. Tim Kaine’s emails are made public.
28 / Media Virginia’s starring screen roles continue with Point of Honor.
30 / Milestones All-Star cheerleading began in Richmond 30 years ago.
32 / Humor Halloween may be around the corner, but it’s time for the bats to flap off. By Pete Humes
34 / News Lucille Brown Middle School’s new principal has a long list of complaints to address.
38 / Flashback The city’s brief flirtation with building warships
200 / And Another Thing … Prepare yourself for a fright — in the girls’ costumes aisle. By Janet Giampietro
Arts & Entertainment
41 / Datebook Comedian Amy Schumer brings her relatable humor to the Carpenter Theatre. Plus, cycling Italian-style, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson and a book of skulls
44 / Q&A R&B singer-songwriter William Bell
48 / Spotlight Former Dinwiddie County slave Elizabeth Keckly is the subject of a new documentary film. By Angela Lehman-Rios
50 / Preview An exhibition at the Library of Virginia explores Richmond’s slave-trade history.
55 / Style Add richness to your room with jewel-tone accents.
58 / Shop Talk A medical mission trip spawns a socially conscious fashion line.
60 / Excursions Meet you tonight in Atlantic City?
64 / Health The American Cancer Society is helping women put a brave face on treatment side effects.
68 / Picture This FRIENDS Association for Children dinner
183 / Review C’est le Vin
185 / Quick Take Mom’s Siam 2
186 / Ingredient Pears
188 / Out With Kids Restaurants with a soft spot for little diners
190 / Profile Michael Ng’s vision of Second Street as a lunch destination
192 / Street Food Review The Boardwalk Hot Dogs
194 / Guest Columnist Jimmy Sneed on what it takes to cultivate a top-class kitchen
Also in This Month's Issue:
4 / Bourbon cocktails
10 / New distilleries
14 / Coaster art
18 / Restaurant listings
R•Health & Beauty
101 / Health and fitness news
104 / Sugar-detox diary
107 / Five eyebrow tamers
110 / 30 years of Hospital Hospitality House
122 / Hospitals and Medical Directory
126 / Kit bag favorites