April 2013


Anything Goes! by Don Harrison

Interest in art deco and its Jazz Age splendor is at an all-time high. Find out why the allure of the Roaring ’20s–from its art and architecture to its fashion and fads–is so timeless.

The Big Picture , by Daryl Grove

The Virginia film industry is flourishing, and it’s all thanks to a little legislative skulduggery. A look at the Virginia Film Office and the Virginia Film Festival.

Flower Power , by Deveron Timberlake

The Garden Club of Virginia celebrates the 80th Historic Garden Week in April, but the ritual that is a harbinger of spring has purpose beyond the prettiness.

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Broadway Baby! by Joan Tupponce

Currently starring in “Mamma Mia!” at NYC’s Winter Garden Theatre, Zak Resnick got his start in Richmond. Now it’s bright lights, big city all the way for this talented young actor.

Living in Darkness , by Caroline Kettlewell

Cave amphipods are blind and colorless, but how did they get that way?

Underground Artist , by Bill Glose

An artistic house slave whose mistress might have stolen credit for her work.

Band of Brothers, by Don Harrison

Modern rockers Aside Oceans are making waves in Pulaski.

Master Mind , by Sarah Sargent

Sketches from Michelangelo on view at the Muscarelle Museum of Arts.


Profile | A Storyteller and a Gentleman , by Dean King

Earl Hammer Jr., beloved for his Emmy Award-winning television series “The Waltons,” turns 90 this July, but the Schuyler native is still hard at work spinning stories that celebrate the human spirit.

Virginiana | A New Flora for Virginia , by Bland Crowder

The Commonwealth’s plant life has been catalogued and illustrated … and not a century too soon!

Food | The Palette for Your Palate , by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

In spring, when skies turn from winter’s gloomy grey to sea blue, where better to look for culinary inspiration than the Mediterranean.

Travel | Paradise Found , by Carrie Nieman Culpepper

St. Lucia’s new Viceroy Resort, Sugar Beach, offers the ultimate in barefoot Caribbean luxury.

Home | Land’s End , by Ann Wright

The last house on Virginia Beach’s North End is a smartly designed, light-filled aerie whose multilevels follow the rising line of the sand dune upon which it rests.

Garden | Bon Potage! by Guy Schum

A gardener’s tale of restoring breath and vitality to its formerly formal English garden.

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