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Brewery Taps 300-Year-Old Beer Recipe

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 12.04.2014 | Small Business

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — What do you get when you combine water, American persimmons and hops and ferment it with yeast? A beer based on a 300-year-old ...

Why the Soda Tax Is So Important

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

The Berkeley soda tax victory is a successful example of an empowered community insisting that the health of its children come before the profits of transnational corporations. If Berkeley can crush Big Soda, other cities can too. And if Big Soda can be defeated, other mega-corporations can too!

Post Election: The Good, The Bad and the Future

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The President has a vision of what he wants the world to look like for his daughters and their children -- and it isn't B-Roll from Interstellar. Oh, and just in case he falters, there are those at the grassroots level who will remain vigilant... because they don't want future generations to be living in a science fiction movie.

Facing Down Corporate Election Greed

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In Richmond, California, a slate of progressive candidates faced off against a challenge from pro-business candidates backed to the tune of more than $3 million by the energy giant Chevron. For years, Chevron has treated Richmond like a company town and its large refinery there has been a constant source of health and safety concerns.

Corporate Triumphs, Progressive Victories and the Roadmap for a Democratic Revival

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Tuesday's Republican wave of election victories did not reflect public opinion or the public mood. Instead it was the result of the GOP's triumph in changing the rules of democracy to favor big business and conservative interest groups.

Addicted's Bille Woodruff's 'Naked' Ambitions

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

A faithful adaptation of erotica queen Zane's million copy bestseller, the romancer showcases the posteriors of William Levy, Tyson Beckford, and Boris Kodjoe as they try to satisfy Sharon Leal's Zoe, who's suffering from a hardy case of sex addiction that's destroying both her marriage and career.

Mustache Institute Unveils Goulet Award Finalists, Announces Annual Celebration Coming to Richmond

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

Finalists for the 2014 Goulet Award -- once noted by the late Walter Cronkite as, "perhaps the most vital signal of all that is good, sexy and clean in America" -- include the Cleveland Indians pitching staff, Utah Mayor Dan Snarr, Richmond-area facial hair advocate Stephen Dash Brown, Bernie Brewer and others.

8 Under-The-Radar Foodie Cities

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're buzzing with new and noteworthy chefs, and they're diverse and unexpected.

Man's 'No-Brainer' Plea Deal Includes Vasectomy Requirement

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to reduce his prison term by up to fi...

Richmond REALLY Loves The Foo Fighters

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

The folks of Richmond, Virginia -- and most certainly the surrounding DMV area -- have upped the ante on what it means to be a Foo Fighters fan. Led b...

5 Fabulously Fancy Southern Brunches for Mother's Day

trivago | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
trivago

If you're still searching for that perfect gift for Mom -or planning a romantic weekend getaway to Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee or Virginia - hotel search trivago has your Southern Sunday brunch menu covered.

A Tribute to a Blues Triumvirate

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"My husband, an artist, a guitar player and a lover of the blues, left this world suddenly. When I create objects of his passion, his presence returns and it rekindles his love, allowing me to give love to him again."

Cities Tackle Inequality

David Morris | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
David Morris

A growing number of cities are moving into the power vacuum left by a dysfunctional Washington and too-cautious state governments to tackle inequality.

Activists Confront Financial Titans Larry Fink and William Gross

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Two activists who have been on the front lines of the battle against Wall Street's predatory practices confronted two of the world's wealthiest and most powerful financial titans.

Don't Break The Bank During Your Next Trip To Richmond

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel

RICHMOND, Va. -- RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers...

Richmond, California Defies Wall Street to Help Homeowners

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Peter Dreier

About 300 residents packed the six hour long meeting -- held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium instead of the City Council chambers -- to discuss the city's plan to help families whose home values have plummeted through no fault of their own.

FHFA's Ed DeMarco: Kissing the Ass of the Banking Class

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

President Obama has already fired Ed DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), but before he leaves DeMarco is handing an early Christmas present to his friends in the banking industry.

Chevron Hit With One-Two Punch in Richmond, California

Steve Early | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Steve Early

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin first called a press conference to announce that Richmond was suing Chevron. Twenty-four hours later, she marched to the oil company's main gate with 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben and several thousand other global warming opponents.

Wall Street Lobbyists Nervous As Cities Use Eminent Domain to Protect Homeowners

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Now the same Wall Street players who crashed the economy in the first place are trying to stop local governments from solving the problem.

To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.

Amtrak Passenger Describes Conditions While Stuck In Virginia

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Passengers who were stuck overnight on a disabled Amtrak train for 14 hours had to put up with balky toilets, intermittent air ...

WATCH: Team Shoots 11 Free Throws In Final 4.7 Seconds To Pull Off Shocking Comeback

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Pierria Henry felt as though he stood on the foul line for half an hour. Officially, under two seconds ticked off the game clock as the C...

A Cathartic Shrine for the Living

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

For Richmond, Va. art director Ann Rudy, a recent class in narrative collage turned quickly into a cathartic experience. In October, she signed up fo...

Rebel Yelp

Brian Palmer | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Brian Palmer

I knew it was counterintuitive for an African-American (me) to visit Richmond's Museum of the Confederacy two days before Martin Luther King Day and the second inauguration of our first black president. But I went anyway, because I'm on a journey into a past I didn't know I had.

Jobs for Those Needing a Second Chance

Boaz and Ruth | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Boaz and Ruth

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhen an ex-offender is released from prison or jail, they are free... but are they really? Addressing the pressing need for a holistic solution for individuals wanting a second chance, we have involved the entire community to create a way for ex-offenders to restore their lives and their dignity.