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Richard DiCicco

Painting of a woman curled up in a chair, in a quiet home.

December 10, 2019

In Charlottesville, Artists Disagree on How — or If — Art Can Heal the City’s Wounds

After a deadly terrorist attack rocked Charlottesville in 2017, the city's artists are conflicted over the role art can play in shaping their community’s future. While some have abandoned their neutral work for a politicized practice, others believe the problem of prejudice is too big to tackle.

November 18, 2019

‘Pokémon Go’ Walked Me Through Richmond’s Difficult History

Left: The “Creole Revolt” PokéStop. Right: The Slave Trail marker. RICHMOND, Va. — Shockoe Bottom is one of Richmond’s glitziest […]

November 5, 2019

Conversations with Murderers: Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Act of Killing’

Joshua Oppenheimer’s Academy Award nominated film “The Act of Killing” confronts perpetrators of genocide who now enjoy the reputation of […]

Two dancers in Aztec garb dance at an outdoor event

October 29, 2019

Latin Dancers Blend Aztec Tradition with Day of the Dead

The Latin Ballet of Virginia took the stage on October 27 for a local Day of the Dead festival and attempted to reach out to the dearly departed. A pair of performers assumed the roles of ancient peoples in a heart-pounding Aztec ceremony—which left one dancer in tears.

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, flanked on his left by a man in glasses and his right by a blonde woman.

October 29, 2019

Six conspiracy theorists with connections to the White House

President Trump posing with conspiracy theorist Lionel Lebron, right, and his wife. Image by Lionel Media/White House. President Donald Trump […]