Category: Review

  • Embrace The Chaos With ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

    Embrace The Chaos With ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

    I have always loved a good family drama, but the director duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have created an insanely fantastical take on these broken dynamics in their new film Everything Everywhere All At Once, which was released in the U.S. on March 30th, 2022. The duo finds a way to encompass the fragility, rigidity, and complex nature of human emotion through a conversation of the multiverse.

  • Six podcasts you should listen to

    Six podcasts you should listen to

    Podcasts have been a popular source of entertainment and a way of life for some time now. From listening to your favorite musician talking about their process, to listening to what’s hot in fashion and beauty, these six podcasts  I’ve curated six podcasts that will add a fresh new take on what you love to listen to. 

  • Clairo and A Soft Dream at The National on 2/2/22

    Clairo and A Soft Dream at The National on 2/2/22

    Singer/songwriter and multi-faceted artist Claire Cotrill, who performs under the name Clairo, leaves the crowd feeling enchanted with her delicate voice,  warm stage presence and bubbly personality. With the accompaniment of her band and undeniably cool set design, the night was charmingly memorable.

  • Soviet Lord of The Rings: A Psychedelic Masterpiece

    Soviet Lord of The Rings: A Psychedelic Masterpiece

    The Soviet Union was falling apart from the inside out, bringing forth the winds of change. A made-for-TV film adaptation of the Lord of The Rings, aired only once and then lost in the fall of the Soviet Union, until now. 

  • The Nice House on the Lake: The Evolution of the Horror Genre

    The Nice House on the Lake: The Evolution of the Horror Genre

    On June 1, 2021, the first issue of The Nice House on the Lake hit comic book stores. Written by James Tynion IV and with art by Alvaro Martínez Bueno, it took readers by surprise. Tynion and Martínez Bueno had worked together on Tynion’s Detective Comics and Justice League Dark, both to relative success, but this comic was entirely different from anything the pair had done before.

  • INK Magazine’s top picks on how to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in RVA!

    INK Magazine’s top picks on how to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in RVA!

    Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day weekend has finally begun! Whether you’re with your significant other or BFF, here are some adorable Richmond based date ideas to check out.

  • Young Mother Chef Looks Back on Heritage and Home to Pair with Detailed Service

    Young Mother Chef Looks Back on Heritage and Home to Pair with Detailed Service

    Richmond’s food scene is making a comeback amid the still-lingering pandemic. As former pop-ups like Pizza Bones and Cobra Burger grow into their new brick-and-mortar spaces, others make names for themselves. Daniel Harthausen’s labor of love, Young Mother, is a newcomer to the scene. It sets itself apart with a focus on Japanese cuisine, sake pairings and strong front of house service, bringing a fine dining twist to the Richmond pop-up scene. 

  • Hanifa ‘Dream’ Show Review

    Hanifa ‘Dream’ Show Review

    On a cold winter day in November, people flocked to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC to witness something spectacular and special, the Hanifa’s Inaugural Fashion Show called Dream. The brand Hanifa is created by Anifa Mvuemba, a fashion designer  based in Maryland. During the 2020 lockdown, she became well known throughout the fashion industry with a 3D digital fashion show called the Pink Label Capsule that gained worldwide recognition.

  • MUSIC REVIEW: The Dune Flowers – Tired of Being Nothing

    MUSIC REVIEW: The Dune Flowers – Tired of Being Nothing

    The newest single from The Dune Flowers, a D.C. based project created by songwriter Tyler Drager, may at first seem like a departure from their characteristic sound. Where songs off their self-titled album rely on clean guitar tones and easy going, catchy ear-worms, “Tired of Being Nothing” employs more electronic elements and experimental production. Despite the track’s novel sound, Drager’s succinct and heartfelt songwriting style remains the same.

  • Unwind with Wines at Celladora – Wine Review

    Unwind with Wines at Celladora – Wine Review

    This article is intended for readers 21+. The ambiance is the first thing that stands out when you enter. Old soul classics played in the background.  The interior was gorgeously decorated by Megan Lee Hopkins, the owner. The decor reflects her personality – inviting, inclusive, and knowledgeable. There was a constant crowd during the 3 hours we were there; I highly recommend calling in advance to reserve a table. It’s the kind of environment where you can sit and unwind for hours, which I did with our editor-in-chief, Jess. 

  • Music Review: “No More Kim Kelly” – Death Plumes

    Music Review: “No More Kim Kelly” – Death Plumes

    Death Plumes (formerly known as Rocket Vomit) have taken the opportunity over the past few months to play gigs big and small. From the concrete steps of VCU’s Commons, to DIY home venues, and more traditional settings like the Camel, the three-piece have managed to make a name for themselves with their fervently abrasive punk sound that blends the traditional bluntness of the genre with a refreshingly heartfelt sensibility. 

  • WHEN NOTHING IS EVERYTHING

    WHEN NOTHING IS EVERYTHING

    Philly shoegazers Nothing tore up Richmond Music Hall on Tuesday, December  7th. Highlights of the show included a guitar- specifically a newer-model Fender Jazzmaster- being thrown into the audience, cheesy dad jokes while frontman Dominic Palermo fixed his pedals, and yours truly getting right up in the band members’ faces for pictures.