F.T. Rea 
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Re: “Preview: "Facing Fascism: Time Capsules" at Bijou Film Center

From us at 304 E. Broad St., our thanks go out to Karen Newton and STYLE Weekly. The link to The Bijou's Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/bijoufilmcenter/

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Posted by F.T. Rea on 01/19/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Jon Baliles Withdraws From Richmond Mayoral Race

"Prior to 2016, I can't remember a political campaign season that featured such damning controversy swirling around a candidate with a genuine chance to win. Nor can I remember when I've followed a political race and remained undecided less than a week before election day. No, I'm not talking about the presidential race. This piece is about Richmond's mayoral race."

To read "Time to Decide" at SLANTblog go here:

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Posted by F.T. Rea on 11/04/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Maggie Walker Memorial Could Cost $1 Million, Process Questioned

Isn't this a case of fixing something that isn't broken? Isn't it also an example of good intentions gone wrong?

As it is, that triangular intersection is a pleasant oasis that's pleasing to the eye. Not unlike the little triangular park spaces in the Fan District, it's a quirky green landmark that stands out. The intersection of Brook Road, Adams St. and Broad St. also has some history that's worth noting. Unlike some public spaces in Richmond, this site in the busy Arts District hardly calls out for improvement.

Honoring Maggie Walker with a statue on public property is a good idea. Some would say it's long overdue. So, make that a great idea!

However, the notion that the Walker remembrance in bronze must be put in this particular location, and the live oak tree must be removed, and the streets reconfigured doesn't make sense to me. Surely there's a better way to proceed. Let's rethink this project while there still time.

While we're at it, might we think about a Maggie Walker statue on Monument Avenue? Or in front of the school that already bears her name. Or, if it must go in Jackson Ward, somewhere, there must a site that doesn't involve the unnecessary loss of beloved oasis in a storied part of town.

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Posted by F.T. Rea on 07/02/2016 at 10:02 AM

Re: “RVA Coffee Stain

Kudos to the creator of this apt political cartoon.

Posted by F.T. Rea on 05/19/2016 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Two Richmond Entrepreneurs Hope to Carve Out a Future for Neighborhood Cinemas

Thank you for the ink, STYLE Weekly, and in particular -- Leah Small and Chris Bopst. For more info about the party at Hardywood on Saturday (Apr. 16) go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660064280…

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Posted by F.T. Rea on 04/13/2016 at 11:04 AM
Posted by F.T. Rea on 04/12/2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “12 Telling Moments From Richmond's First Mayoral Forum

For the most part, STYLE's piece on the event presented what went on in an evenhanded way. Of course, interpretations can vary. For instance, I thought Morrissey cleverly set himself up, so he could deftly rescue himself from what some obviously saw as a gaffe. Plus, what I thought was the most interesting -- telling? -- moment of the night wasn't mentioned. Hint: it followed immediately after Ingold's quip about the "hammer."

In case you're interested, I've written a few sentences about that most-interesting-moment at SLANT (online). To read my take on the April 6th mayoral forum -- "Wilder the Ringmaster" -- go here: http://slantblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/wild…

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Posted by F.T. Rea on 04/08/2016 at 12:49 PM

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