Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.

Posted on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM


+5 Warren Buffett's company buys nearly all of the newspapers owned by Media General, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch. What's black, white and platinum-covered with encrusted diamonds all over?

+6 The popular Dominion Riverrock festival features outdoor races, skateboarding tricks, live music and dog-jumping contests. The hugely successful event draws some 65,000 visitors of all types, proving that when cute lil' doggies are involved, even hipsters are somewhat tolerable.

+1 Barksdale and Theatre IV announce a merger to become the Virginia Repertory Theatre, though they'd like to be known as Virginia Rep. We prefer Yo! Virginia Reps.

-9 With its leaders decrying his "homosexual activist" history, state legislators foil the judgeship of Richmond Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland. The Virginia GOP releases a statement, explaining: "We just think those people should stick to things they're good at judging, like fashion, reality TV and each other."

-7 Meanwhile, auctions are scheduled this week to sell off the State Fair of Virginia's property in Caroline County and the 250-acre SportsQuest complex in Chesterfield. Sources say one bidder plans to swoop in to combine the two facilities, creating the world's first artificial-turf, pig-racing track: PorkQuest.



Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Connect with Style Weekly

Free Will Astrology

  • Week of July 28

    Week of July 28

    • Jul 28, 2021
  • Week of July 21

    Week of July 21

    • Jul 21, 2021
  • Week of July 14

    Week of July 14

    • Jul 14, 2021
  • More »

    Short Order Blog

  • Kitchen Kismet

    Kitchen Kismet

    Japanese pop-up Young Mother takes over Adarra Monday, Aug. 9.
    • Jul 26, 2021
  • Save the Date

    Save the Date

    This summer: a pop-up wine dinner and three-night culinary journey.
    • Jul 19, 2021
  • A Boozy Debut

    A Boozy Debut

    Northside’s Ninja Kombucha is unveiling unheralded alcoholic varieties.
    • Jul 1, 2021
  • More »

    Studio Blog

  • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen announces 2021-2022 season

    The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen announces 2021-2022 season

    To include indoor and outdoor performances.
    • Jul 21, 2021
  • PICK – The Conciliation Lab’s "BlackList"

    PICK – The Conciliation Lab’s "BlackList"

    A celebration of Black voices in American theater on July 10 and 11.
    • Jul 3, 2021
  • Richmond Folk Fest announces first round of artists

    Richmond Folk Fest announces first round of artists

    Large outdoor festival returns Oct. 8-10.
    • Jun 30, 2021
  • More »

    Copyright © 2021 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation