Travel: Chile with Ocearch

Travel: Chile with Ocearch

Our friend and local videographer Kevin Bennett recently traveled to Chile to live on a ship to track Great White Sharks off the coast with non-profit organization OCEARCH. We talked to him about his  month-long journey, OCEARCH’S mission, and his top 10 tips for boat life. How did you link up with OCEARCH? I received […]

April 27 2014 / Culture / Travel
The Noodle King of Bushwick

The Noodle King of Bushwick

Eating at King Noodle is like hanging out in a tiki bar inside an arcade where you snack on small plates that sound like East Asian Mad Libs. “Mapo tofu chili cheese fries.” “Vietnamese coffee flan.” “Banana-hoisin ice cream.” Of course we had to try it. Before opening King Noodle in Bushwick last year, chef […]

April 24 2014 / Culture / Food & Drink
Introducing: Sun Buddies

Introducing: Sun Buddies

Sun Buddies is a new sunglasses line from the masterminds behind the Swedish-based fashion label and retail store Très Bien. Brothers Simon and Hannes Hogeman created the vintage-inspired and handmade frames in homage to classic 1960’s cinema. We talked to them about the staying power of Prada, Swedish sunshine, and what’s next for their line. […]

April 23 2014 / Art & Design / Culture / Fashion
Interview: Leonard Greco

Interview: Leonard Greco

Leonard Greco has lived in more places than most, and it’s reasonable to see how it’s reflected in his photography. His portraits range from musicians like Sébastien Tellier and Zach Condon (of Beirut) to cultural legends like GQ’s “Style Guy” Glenn O’Brien, while his ethereal still life scenes could be from another planet. He’s even […]

April 20 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Style Icon: Rufio

Style Icon: Rufio

As far as Hollywood movies go, 1991 had some real significance. Major titles like Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family, Boyz N The Hood, Point Break, City Slickers, Fried Green Tomatoes and the return of Schwarzenegger as the protagonist in Terminator 2, were all on our watch list. Hollywood rang in the 90’s with ticket […]

April 15 2014 / Culture
The Minimalist’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

The Minimalist’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring is officially here, seemingly in earnest, with no pending snow storms on the horizon (at least where we’re sitting.) It’s one of our favorite seasons, heralding all sorts of fresh starts and newness: new blooms, new shoes, new opportunities. We couldn’t think of a better time to talk to our favorite professional organizer, Kristen […]

April 13 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
How To: Make Burrata

How To: Make Burrata

With one heavenly bite of burrata (meaning “buttery” in Italian), your perception of cheese is irreversibly altered. This ultra-creamy cousin of traditional mozzarella cheese is considered a rare delicacy, yet relatively easy to make at home. This week, we’re teaching you how to make this Puglian import in the comfort of your own kitchen and […]

April 13 2014 / Culture / Food & Drink
Betty Who

Betty Who

I headed into Bunk Bar on Water St. in Portland the other night to grab a pulled pork Cubano and was quickly informed by the oddly polite bartender that I would have to be out by 9pm for the sold out show. That show, of course, was Betty Who, whose  sophomore EP, Slow Dancing, was […]

April 12 2014 / Culture
A Brief History: Slaughterama

A Brief History: Slaughterama

Last week, our friend and local photojournalist Zach Gibson attended Richmond’s annual demolition derby and tall bike fest, Slaughterama. The following is a short history of the event, now in its 11th year. Since April Fool’s Day of 2010, I have seen self-administered stitches, tattoos, and black eyes.  I’ve seen a nude dude in a […]

April 06 2014 / Culture
Travel: Seoul Fashion Week

Travel: Seoul Fashion Week

Continuing our ongoing narrative of interesting things happening around the world, our very own quasi-expat and former Seoul resident, A.J. Lund, took a quick jump across the Pacific to catch the Seoul Fashion Week in its fourteenth year. While there, she caught up with old friends, mingled with supermodels and K-pop singers, and got a […]

March 30 2014 / Art & Design / Culture / Travel
Baseball: Game of Beards

Baseball: Game of Beards

With this week marking Opening Day of the 2014 season, we thought it would be a perfect time to look back at an oft-forgotten chapter in American baseball. To most Americans, baseball holds a special place in the hearts of nostalgic sports lovers everywhere, even dubbed “America’s National Pastime.” To some, just the crack of […]

March 30 2014 / Culture
New Music: The War on Drugs is Real

New Music: The War on Drugs is Real

It’s hard to describe Philadelphia’s, The War On Drugs, to someone who hasn’t heard them before. The description quickly falls in the common refrain, “…well, you’ll just have to check them out.” If I really tried, I would say they’re an ambient jam band meets a young Bob Dylan. In there somewhere they run into […]

March 24 2014 / Culture
Travel Destination: Nicaragua

Travel Destination: Nicaragua

Monique Lavie is an arts and culture writer based in Austin, Texas. Every year during SXSW she lists her home on Airbnb and plans a getaway to escape the festival madness.  This years annual get-the-hell-out-of-Dodge vacation took her to Nicaragua to surf and soak up some much-needed sunshine. Tell us a little about yourself and […]

March 23 2014 / Culture / Travel
Jackie Lee Young

Jackie Lee Young

Like many good things these days, we first discovered talented photographer Jackie Lee Young via her fantastic Instagram feed. Her work combines fashion and portrait photography in inventive and often-haunting ways. We talked to Jackie about living and working in Texas and what’s it like to spend her days at one of the country’s coolest […]

March 23 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Artist Interview: Joan Tarragó

Artist Interview: Joan Tarragó

Joan Tarragó is an illustrator and art director from Barcelona with an infectious personality, a penchant for meticulous detail, and a love for Voodoo symbolism. We met him at his recent gallery show in Richmond and learned why “drawing, drawing, drawing, working hard, and being nice to people” is his motto. Tell us a little […]

March 23 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Spring signifies many things: new beginnings, renewal, and for us it’s when we kick off our Meet the Maker event series, where we invite some of our favorite designers down to Richmond to learn the stories behind the brands. For the first event of 2014, we’re thrilled to announce that Clare Vivier will be joining […]

March 21 2014 / Culture / Fashion
Travel Destination: Montana

Travel Destination: Montana

Jesse Lenz is an editorial illustrator and creative director of the Collective Quarterly, a beautiful lifestyle magazine that recently launched with the goal of showcasing the concept of the creative process through the lens of a travel journal. This past month, Lenz and his team ventured out west to Montana to scout for their next […]

March 16 2014 / Culture / Fashion / Travel
How To:  Make the Best Paper Airplane (Ever)

How To: Make the Best Paper Airplane (Ever)

Today is your lucky day.Why, you ask? Because you will learn how to make one of the best paper airplanes of all time. Step 1. Grab yourself a piece of paper, preferably size A4 or letter. Step 2. Bend the paper over from the corner, so the front of the paper is flush with the left […]

March 09 2014 / Art & Design / Culture
Salami Friday

Salami Friday

What do you do with your loose change? Around here, we like to throw all our extra pennies into what we call our Salami Friday Fund. It’s amazing how quickly spare change can add up, and all the delicious cured meats and soft cheeses it can get you. On Friday afternoons, you can usually find […]

March 02 2014 / Food & Drink
Introducing: 6397

Introducing: 6397

6397 is a ready-to-wear in-house collective project from The News showroom, in response to the needs of the modern woman. With an effortless style and boyish spirit, the line is made up of essential pieces that are understated and minimal, and free of decoration and unnecessary detail. We got the inside scoop on how the […]

February 28 2014 / Culture / Fashion