68 / Smoke and No Mirrors
Tuffy Stone, the world champion, French-trained chef, pitmaster and restaurateur, relies on perfecting his process for big payoffs. What’s next for Stone, “The Professor” of the nation’s competitive barbecue circuit? By Stephanie Breijo
72 / Pollak Prizes
The author of a best-selling book, a veteran singer-songwriter and the founders of a remarkable theater company are among the honorees in our 19th annual arts awards named for cultural pioneer Theresa Pollak. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
80 / Middle School Daze
Constant comparison, competition and cellphone addiction add up to sleepy, anxiety-ridden kids who aren’t developmentally prepared for the pressure. What can parents do? By Jessica Ronky Haddad
84 / Meet Your Makers
The city’s artisans are experiencing a resurgence. As we learned from talking with a blacksmith, a glass artist, a hatmaker and others, making a living with your hands in Richmond can be as challenging as it is rewarding. By Mark Robinson, photos by Jay Paul
16 / From the Editor
23 / Richmonder of the Month A fond farewell to Luther Memorial School
28 / Milestones LGBT advocates reflect on four decades of hard-fought gains.
30 / News The vice presidential debate gives Longwood University a chance to tell its story.
34 / Sunday Story How boxing helped one young man turn things around. By Tina Eshleman
38 / Flashback As city managers face hydra-headed problems, Richmonders pursue another charter change. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
160 / … And Another Thing Everyone seems to have a Tim Kaine story. Here’s mine. By Janet Giampietro
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
41 / Datebook Our flawed forefathers onstage at Virginia Rep, bouncing for a great cause in Doswell, a 3,000-year-old Aztec tradition made new in Richmond and more
44 / Q&A Just how did he end up with that name, anyway? Get to know Gary U.S. Bonds, the Norfolk Sound’s co-creator.
46 / Spotlight A national conference brings scholars to study Richmond’s African-American history.
50 / Profile The U.N.I.T.Y. Street Project is a visual history lesson taught by local artists aiming to illuminate Jackson Ward’s heroes.
57 / Style Woodsy accents enliven home décor.
60 / Shop Talk Pretty Girl Paper puts fashion and beauty on the same page.
62 / Excursions Art and industrial age splendor in the Brandywine Valley.
66 / Picture This An evening of celebrating the 29th annual Best and Worst issue
147 / Review Upper Shirley Vineyards
149 / Quick Take Rapp Session
150 / Ingredient Earthy and versatile forest-grown shiitakes
152 / Q&A Andrew W.K. on the Power of Partying and pizza
154 / 5 Faves Find perfect pairings for Virginia’s top ciders.
156 / Food Stuffs A scheming relative, a Founding Father and one of the city’s most notorious murder cases. Oh, and coffee. By Stephanie Breijo
Fall/Winter 2016 Dine
The Spice Issue
6 / Nothing to Sneeze At Inside the world of C.F. Sauer Co.
9 / Not a Brand Anymore Petersburg's Old Mansion fulfills spicy wishes.
10 / Weird Science No, those bumps on your tongue aren't your taste buds.
11 / Drinking It In How a few local beverages pros are kicking up your cocktails
12 / The Price of Salt One chef's quest to help you eat —and buy — responsibly
14 / Mise en Spice Feeling heat from around the world
18 / Dining Listings Where to eat and drink in RVA
40 / Last Call Mulling over spiced wine
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