The RTD’s Discover Richmond touches on history, people, food, culture, travel and more – the topics that help define our great city and region. Enjoy the journey!
Have you plowed through your Netflix backlog? Do you miss the movie theater?
The pandemic's effect on entertainment isn’t just felt by the audience – it has affected people behind the scenes. So in our new edition, we spotlight some regionally based TV and film production pros who are stars off camera. Central Virginia might not be the center of entertainment, but its pros are a truly talented cast.
In other features:
* Amid renewed attention to systemic racism, Rex Springston had been exploring a facet that has remarkably long legs: memorabilia. We look at how enduring these stereotypes have been in physical form.
* Come summer, the Hanover family farm Agriberry is plenty busy. We catch up with the Geyer clan for some berry intel.
* Under a different name and in a different time, the Central Virginia Training Center was at the heart of a dark chapter in Virginia history. We look back at Carrie Buck and the era of eugenics.
* We check out a hidden but "shrew" story, we spotlight a true giant, and we go back in time to fill 'er up – and to honk our horn for a venerable bridge in town.
Here’s to a safe and happy summer. Be well, Richmond.
In the Spotlight: 2020 Annual Guide
Saturday, August 08, 2020
Mammy figurines. Lawn jockeys. And worse.
Pierson Geyer is a long way from a vacation.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Claire Danes, the list goes on: big-name actors who come to the Richmond region for film and TV production.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Hey Virginians, if you take a gallon of milk for granted, keep this in mind: Dairy farmers have no such luck. In 2019, the prices they received for their milk were the lowest in 15 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The dairy industry has long struggled with lower demand…
Saturday, April 11, 2020
When Ed Gale of Chesterfield County is asked to do a ceremonial dove release, no problem. Just don't expect doves.
As the coronavirus occupies our thoughts, the RTD's latest Discover Richmond magazine highlights a taste of local comforts – for now or in better times.
Mike Carroll still remembers walking through the front door and seeing the candy.
Monday, February 17, 2020
"The Kingfish" was doing a little celebrating at The Jefferson Hotel.
Kevin O'Donnell is special – the way the dodo was special.
History isn't written in stone, but along Virginia roads you'll find it emblazoned on familiar silver and black plaques.