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Two Richmond Artists Make Custom Costumes That Cater to Furriesnew

"As a costume maker my job is to help create a furry's bridge to their spirit animal. I am not a furry though -- I am a costume maker."
Style Weekly  |  Matt Stangel  |  08-20-2008  |  Culture

Big Oil in Little Richmondnew

Back in 2004, the Chevron Corporation proposed a billion dollar "Energy and Hydrogen Renewal Project" at its 2,900-acre Richmond, Calif., refinery. Critics worry that the renovations will end up fouling the air in the already-blighted Richmond neighborhoods downwind of the refinery, and have taken up arms to halt the project's progress.
East Bay Express  |  Anna McCarthy  |  07-10-2008  |  Business & Labor

Mass Appealnew

Rising gas prices, dwindling road funds and growing suburban ridership -- why mass transit is an offer metro Richmond can't refuse.
Style Weekly  |  Amy Biegelsen  |  06-07-2007  |  Transportation

Unvarnishing Virginia Historynew

Having grown up in Richmond, I've been steeped in its dual sense of bitterness and pride over matters to do with, and stemming from, the Civil War.
Style Weekly  |  F.T. Rea  |  03-01-2007  |  Commentary

Empty Promisesnew

People may be visiting Richmond's convention center, but there's little evidence that the region’s $170 million investment is paying off.
Style Weekly  |  Scott Bass  |  03-01-2007  |  Economy

Selling Out or Beating the System?new

Matt Lively's art pulls in as much as $120,000 a year, but he preserves his artistic integrity by operating under several different aliases.
Style Weekly  |  Amy Biegelsen  |  06-22-2006  |  Art

Layers of Soundnew

Ilad creates warm compositions without losing momentum.
Style Weekly  |  Nathan Lott  |  06-01-2006  |  Reviews

Lucero Rocks Richmondnew

Lucero's incessant touring has honed its musical skills and audience rapport, which resulted in a near-perfect live show and warrants the band's devoted following.
Style Weekly  |  Hilary Langford  |  05-25-2006  |  Performance

Yamin’s Diabetes Sparks Partnershipnew

American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin's diabetes may lead to a partnership with a local organization.
Style Weekly  |  Jason Roop  |  05-25-2006  |  TV

The Opinionatorsnew

Two recently self-published books represent the new (blogs) and old school (op-eds) of political commentary in Virginia.
Style Weekly  |  Amy Biegelsen  |  04-13-2006  |  Nonfiction

Burgles and Bunglesnew

In Richmond’s Golden Age of cracksmen, the guys weren’t criminal geniuses, but they had ambition and pluck.
Style Weekly  |  Melissa Scott Sinclair  |  04-13-2006  |  Crime & Justice

Wounded Warriorsnew

A Richmond, Calif. midget football team tries to overcome violence and loss to win its sixth straight state title.
East Bay Express  |  Jonathan Kaminsky  |  12-22-2005  |  Sports

The Sophisticated Groove

Young funk-rock/jazz guitarist Donald Jeffrey "DJ" Williams, leader of the technically-proficient DJ Williams Projekt, tours behind an electric and eclectic new album.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  11-22-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

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