Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.

Posted on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM


+3The American Institute for Economic Research declares Richmond as the ninth best midsize city for college students, right behind Raleigh, N.C., and ahead of New Orleans and Virginia Beach. Economists have finally found a use for the Kegger Algorithm.

+6VA PrideFest draws thousands to a Saturday of fellowship and frivolity at Kanawha Plaza, including performer Raven from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” RVA rainbow stickers and for the first time, liquor. Someone, somewhere, still hasn’t gotten out of bed.

+5The State Fair of Virginia kicks off its run. It was reassuring to see that the new owners kept those magical memories and special traditions alive. Like indigestion.

+2Army veteran, lawyer and first-time political candidate Wayne Powell squares off against House majority leader and incumbent Rep. Eric Cantor in a Virginia Chamber of Commerce debate broadcast on CSPAN-2. Unfortunately it couldn’t approximate working in the U.S. Senate, because cockfighting is illegal.

0Speaking of politics, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are all up in Virginia voters’ faces, simultaneously campaigning in the state amid a sea of political advertising. The only thing that will make this stop is Nov. 6.



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