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Photo by Keith Lanpher

Started by Tom Gallivan and his wife, Ann, this farm serves as a resource for fresh Virginia oysters. Both Gallivans previously worked at Rutgers University studying shellfish genetics; now, they harvest their own oysters from two local watersheds. Read more

Food News & Trends


Photo courtesy of Tomten Farm

Tomten Farm, launched in 2012 by Brian Garretson and Autumn Campbell, sits on 18 acres that have been farmed since the mid-1800s. Read more



Lucid Frame Productions for Virginia Opera

A new production of Sweeney Todd, the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical about a murderous barber and his pie-making partner in crime, will make its East Coast premiere as it opens Virginia Opera’s 40th anniversary season. Read more

, Datebook


Photo by Peter Yang

Since her debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing back in 2007, Amy Schumer has won over audiences with her blunt yet relatable stand-up, as well as appearances on shows such as 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Adult Swim’s Delocated. Read more


An interview with Richmond author Meg Medina Read more



Photo courtesy of State Fair of Virginia

With more than 331 acres to fill at the Meadow Event Park, the State Fair of Virginia will offer 10 jam-packed days of rides, entertainment, concerts and more. The festivities start Sept. 26. Read more



Photo courtesy of Elizabeth King

After an anonymous nomination and application process, King was recently awarded the Anonymous Was A Woman Award. This year, 10 female artists over the age of 40 were awarded this grant of $25,000. Read more


Lakeside now boasts a new down-home cooking stop: Early Bird Biscuit Co. & Bakery. The thick biscuit-y air hovering over the counter inside is proof of the non-stop baking that owner, Tim Laxton, fills his days with. Read more

Food News & Trends


Photos by Ash Daniel

The mid-July heat beat down on hundreds of American Idol hopefuls this morning as they stood in lines wrapping around the block at the State Capitol. Read more

, Arts

Richmond now boasts its own community-based water ballet team: The River City Magnolias. Read more


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