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.
Left: The “Creole Revolt” PokéStop. Right: The Slave Trail marker. RICHMOND, Va. — Shockoe Bottom is one of Richmond’s glitziest districts, with bars on every corner and Pokémon swarming all over the place. If you play “Pokémon Go” in Shockoe,
Joshua Oppenheimer’s Academy Award nominated film “The Act of Killing” confronts perpetrators of genocide who now enjoy the reputation of heroes. Certain chapters of history are bloody and brutal, the facts wretched enough to turn your stomach decades later. Genocide
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 Trump posing with conspiracy theorist Lionel Lebron, right, and his wife. Image by Lionel Media/White House. President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. share a long track record of amplifying the voices of fringe conservativism. This month,