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.

LILY HOBART: ON THE BEAUTY OF EARTH

Over the past two weeks, I’ve found myself getting closer to VCUarts landscape photographer, Lily Hobart (@lilyhobartt) – a junior in the Photography + Film department. We first bonded in September of last year after learning that we had both transferred from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. After establishing a desire to be more connected to the wilderness, we both decided to come here. As time progresses and I work beside her in the darkroom, I’ve become increasingly enchanted by her portraits of Earth.

The pedestal of Robert E. Lee on the Monument Ave is removed

Richmond, once the capital of the Confederate States of America, is full of Civil War relics, including the Robert E. Lee Monument. The memorial was located at the junction of Allen and Monument Avenues. However, during the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, the public was outraged of the display of a Confederate General who represented the country that sanctioned slavery.

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.

A Magnetic Night with The Driver Era

The Driver Era knows how to dazzle the crowd with their electrifying energy. The Driver Era, genre–fluid, band leaves the night *feeling confident* on their 12th day of tour at The NorVA. Their fifth time being back at this venue and they are as energetically inspiring as ever.

The Style Evolution: Meet Noah

The past year has been a rollercoaster for everyone in the world because of the lasting hardships the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown had. The lockdown and pandemic has changed many lives negatively, but also positively. The period became one of evolution for many aspects of life, particularly people’s fashion style. Since the end of lockdown, students like myself have transformed their style to feel and look good. I asked the staff at Ink questions about their style-and their style evolution before, during, and after the lockdown.

Review: Goodnight Daniel – Self titled EP

Richmond guitar trio gets cozy on their debut EP. Brett Jones is a careful man. Listening through this EP by he, bassist Garen Dorsey and drummer Daniel Richardson, you can’t help notice a sense of restraint. A feeling that the group is setting aside more expressive instrumental virtuosity for diligent attention to detail. Every note […]

The Suite Life

  Everyone loves a little pampering. At times we need to get away from the hectic world and go to a beautiful place were we can relax and indulge. When no one else spoils us we know the best way to spoil ourselves, and the perfect place to help you do this is Quirk Hotel. […]

Fashion Crush Friday: Raf Simons

Cierra Artis, Creative Director On Thursday, October 22, Raf Simons announced his departure from Christian Dior. The Belgian newcomer was appointed as Creative Director of the prestigious fashion house in early 2012– eight weeks before that years’ Autumn/Winter couture show, and over a year after Dior’s last creative director, John Galliano, was dismissed from his […]

Fashion Crush Friday: Ralph Lauren

Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist On Tuesday September 29, 2015, Ralph Lauren stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren Inc. However, he still remains with the company as Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Director of the brand. “This is important to say: There is no toe in the water…I won’t be […]