Many doctoral dissertations languish in libraries – their subject matter of little interest to the general public, but the work of UVA history student Willa Brown has caught the attention of men everywhere.
Willa Brown has spent months in the North Woods, talking with lumberjacks about their lives and
It’s been seven years since Richmond artist Noah Scalin launched a project that would bring him international fame. The mission: to draw, paint or sculpt a skull a day. Now, those works are collected in a new book that illustrates how one idea can jump start a career.
Some artists discover their true nature late in life. At 42, Richmond resident Noah Scalin says he’s always known art was his calling. After all, both of his parents were artists.
If you’re interested in history and have a little spare time, the Library of Virginia wants you! Sandy Hausman reports on a novel project for volunteers.
The Library of Virginia has scanned thousands of handwritten letters, diaries and documents – go to their website and have a look. But you can’t find them through a typical word-search. For that to happen, someone must type their content in the library’s database. So the state has put out a call for help.
Manager Cathy Jordan says there’s no pay for this digital initiative, but volunteers make a priceless discovery.
Many people venture out during the holiday season to see Christmas lights. Richmonders have been doing it, too, and they have a name for it: The Tacky Light Tour.
Colleen Curran is a staff writer with Richmond.com, and says the holiday tradition has been going on for decades. This year, the only criteria to make the list is that the home must have at least 40,000 lights.
Click here for a list of all the homes on the tour.
83 years ago on this day, prohibition ended in the United States. During the years when it was illegal to sell alcohol, a crime syndicate was born whose tentacles still stretch to the present day.
Prohibition is the setting for Virginia Tech's Ed Falco's new book. "Toughs" is the fictionalized, real life story of one of the first drive by shooting on record. The result of the gangland feuds that characterized prohibition. His new book has awful resonance with gangland drive-bys today.