February 2013


The Grand Old Hunt , by Aynsley Miller Fisher

For the 125-year-old Deep Run Hunt Club in Manakin-Sabot foxhunting is a family affair made up of equal parts danger and thrill.

Salt of the Earth , by Don Harrison

From gospel singers to luthiers to oyster shuckers and decoy carvers, Virginia’s state folklorist Jon Lohman champions the artists and the traditions that are the soul of our cultural heritage.

Virginia Living Weddings

The premiere issue of a new special supplement celebrating weddings done in grand Virginia style–from real weddings around the state to gowns, cakes, flowers, stationary and more!

In Every Issue

Letters | Contributors | Natives | Reviews | Style | Bellwether | About Town | Odd Dominion | Departures


Radford’s Rainmaker , by Joe Tennis

The university’s president is charismatic and competitive, sparking fierce loyalty from some and open opposition from others, but no one can deny that Penny Kyle has raised the bar at the 102-year-old institution.

Sticking Tight , by Caroline Kettlewell

Wild ticktrefoil is the gift that keeps on giving.

Star-crossed No More , by Bland Crowder

Ex-sailor, ex-girlfriend reunited 40 years later.

The Butterfly Effect , by Bill Glose

Millions of butterflies descend upon an Appalachian mountaintop, but why?

Sonic Excavators, by Don Harrison

A pair of music archivists unearth “The Earle Hotel Tapes.”

Painter’s Progress , by Sarah Sargent

The Taubman Museum of Art mounts an exhibit by abstract artist Jean Hélion.

Lodge Luxe , by Jonathan Janis and Richard Stone

Escape the mountains in style this season.


Events | Around the State

Our picks for the most interesting happenings around the Commonwealth this season.

Profile | Pirate Hunter , by Lisa Antonalli Bacon

How a Virginia boy joined the Navy to fight the Cold War and wound up chasing Jack Sparrow.

Food | Steaming Simple & Sublime

Winter seafood stews redefine comfort food.

Home | A Grand Old House , by Valerie Hubbard

Virginia’s Executive Mansion celebrates its 200th anniversary.

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