Back end limit

Written by: Madeline Schimka  Graphic Design: Sydney Folsom a leaf’s lifetime i was never a fan of autumn much. my stomach churns as the first leaf makes its escape from gravity. sometimes i wish to fall like that. what i mean to say is: a leafs lifetime is a summer, and i envy that. sometimes, […]

A Night of Luxury with Marilyn Pham and Local Talents

Writing by: Khoi Le  Photography by: Kaitlyn Burdette Photography and Khoi Le // @kaitlynburdette.photography Marilyn Pham, a local Richmond musician, released her album, “Luxury,” on Sept. 23. The eight-track project contains a plethora of self-reflective ballads that are sure to get stuck in your brain. Following the album’s release, Pham hosted a night of lively […]

The Richmond Vampire

The Richmond Vampire, or the Hollywood Vampire, is an urban legend claiming there is a vampire roaming the grounds of the Hollywood cemetery. The legend began to circulate in the 1960s, eventually gaining popularity on the VCU campus in the 1980s.

Fine Line

A form of art, photography, and poetry combined.

Spellling at the Songbyrd in D.C. 10/13/22

Spellling fans gathered around the stage of the Songbyrd for the very first show of Spellling’s October tour. Washington D.C’s very own, AUTOLOLA, opened with his auto-tuned vocals and experimental production, hyping up the crowd in preparation for Spellling.

VCU Production is an Earnest Bit of Fun

“The Importance of Being Earnest” by playwright Oscar Wilde is… silly. The play is based around ideas about acting a certain way and playing a part in society. The story follows two main male characters who both pretend their names are “Earnest” to win over a fellow lady. The two main female characters in the play are absolutely wooed by their man named “Earnest” who wins their hearts by being someone they are not. 

Am I Serious Enough?: In Defense of Fiber Arts

Writing & Art by: Lillian Sisti What is seriousness in art?   Oftentimes, the palms of my hands are calloused over with great care, marking the pressure points of the process. Small, yet meaningful, cuts characterize my fingertips, moving through the familiar cycle: healing and bruising, healing and bruising, healing and bruising, all for me to […]

Rice Evan’s Gallery Review

I had the privilege of attending a new art gallery showing at the ALMA’S Art Gallery right here in
Richmond on September 15, 2022. The art showing is called Subconsciously Monumental and
throughout the art gallery it takes you back a decade into the early 2000s teen world. While sauntering
through the exhibit I felt like I was time traveling back to 2012.

Richmond’s Pick Me Ups: What to Do in RVA When You’re Feelin’ Down

Article and Graphics By: Annie Chilton Back to school season can be both an exciting and overwhelming time. It’s important to take care of your mental health and practice self-care while classes start back up. No matter what, everyone feels down sometimes and has their own way of coping with that, whether it be snuggling […]

Album Review: “Grilled Cheese Pyramid Scheme” By: The Background Action

When the Background Action officially formed in the fall of 2019, it was because of a prescient offer from lead singer Emilio Tognelli. He was directing and acting in a film that required backup musicians, and it seemed obvious that he should reach out to a few friends who had formed a three-piece months prior.

Eugenio Espinoza’s Onceptuales

To appreciate and comprehend Eugenio Espinoza’s new art exhibition, Onceptuales at the Anderson, you have to start with his past. Born in the 1950’s in the highlands of Venezuela, Eugenio Espinoza incorporates his infamous grid art style into his new exhibit, which ties back to his past art style of predominantly grid-like art. Some of