Features

History

“God’s Half Acre” How the notorious Lumpkin’s Slave Jail became the first classroom for what evolved into the historically African American college, Virginia Union University.

“24 Hours with The General” Back in 2007, I spent a relatively peaceful near full day-and-night with Monument Avenue’s Robert E. Lee statue. There was even a quite surreal parade.

“He Gave You The Rocking Pneumonia” A 2014 piece about Richmond-native writer John Wirt’s biography of New Orleans’ Huey “Piano” Smith.

Arts and Entertainment

Molly & Me:” Molly Ringwald sings jazz. Oh, man, and how.  “A Duet Between Them,”

J. Roddy Walston is rocker, his wife Sarah Kate Walston is an opera singer. They make beautiful music.

Kerry Ipema Does “Sex & The City.”

Vincent’s Authentic Death (2015): Artist Bernard Martin delves through his paintings, and popular culture, into Vincent Van Gogh’s alleged suicide.

“History You Can Laugh To:” an interview with actor and playwright Ted Lange, who played bartender Isaac Washington on ‘The Love Boat,” and brought to Richmond in 2014 his play about spies in the Confederate White House, “The Lady Patriot.”

“Ned Beatty Jr.’s Mission:” A Detroit-born and Virginia-educated actor about his role in Ted Lange’s pal, “The Lady Patriot.”

photography: Amie Oliver