Arts & Culture

Richmond’s Public Library is hosting its sixth annual “Girls of Summer” event Wednesday. It’s the kick-off for an empowering summer reading list, put together by two local authors.

Olivia Bee Dazzles Festival of the Photograph

Jun 24, 2016

When photography was new -- more than 150 years ago -- some people thought photographers were magicians.  Today, with the advent of camera phones, almost anyone can be a photographer, but one young woman still understands the magic of taking pictures, and at the age of 14 she turned her obsession with the camera into a wildly successful career.

Virginia Public Access Project

A Pittsylvania County RV dealer says the county's inventory tax is unfair to businesses like his and could force him to leave the area...and a controversial painting is drawing some criticism for a Virginia Beach museum. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on

Truthful History Heals

Jun 1, 2016
artwork by Spencer Turner

Throughout Virginia, the conversation about confederate monuments is a sticky one.  So a new art exhibition in Richmond is making the conversation visual. It’s an effort to have more voices heard in the debate about the future of confederate statues on Monument Avenue. 

A new play will explore the connection between this region’s Scots –Irish population and their ancestors in Scotland; their conceptions of personal freedom, responsibility and the meaning of home.