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.
This past September, British Folksong Archivist, Amanda Boyd, brought her show highlighting the musical connection between Southwest England and Southwest Virginia here for a special series of programs.
After her performance at the Lincoln Theater in Marion, Virginia, she traveled around the region for two weeks. She retraced the steps of early twentieth century British Folklorist, Cecil Sharp, collected slightly different versions of the same folk songs, from people in Virginia and in Britain.
The University of Virginia is again under a dark cloud – singled out by Rolling Stone Magazine for dismissing or downgrading reports of rape on campus.
The Rolling Stone report begins with the story of a young woman it calls Jackie – now a junior at UVA.
She says she was raped by seven young men at a fraternity party during her freshman year, but friends urged her not to report the attack because it might damage the school’s reputation and her own social standing.