Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Score

Posted on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM


+2 France removes Richmond from its travel advisory of dangerous places to visit after the list receives scrutiny, with the French Embassy sort of apologizing. Send us another Statue of Liberty for Brown's Island and we'll never speak of this again.

-1 A fake Twitter account purporting to be Mayor Dwight Jones is suspended after fooling reporters and others, with some bandana-wearing people taking credit for the prank. For the full story, tune in to @FakeNBC12 with @EvilRyanobles.

+3 "Turn," the new AMC spy series set during the Revolutionary War, continues its casting call for extras including long-haired men with wiry builds. One visit to Ipanema Cafe on Tofu Tuesday and you have one happy casting director.

+1 Jerry Williams, the man behind the local arts and culture website Sifter, marries his longtime partner, Mark Reed, in Baltimore and says they're the first men to appear in the T-D's "Celebrations" section. Hope they like the matching His-and-His towels we sent.

+1 Wizard World, the largest producer of Comic Cons and pop-culture conventions in North America, adds a Richmond stop to its 2014 Comic Con tour. So yes, there is an event nerdier than TEDxRVA.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Score

Posted on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:26 AM


-3 RVA Beer Week — which lasts 10 days — comes to a close. For you, maybe.

-4 Just before the election, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" takes aim at Virginia's gubernatorial race, empathizing with voters having to choose between "poop" and "pond scum." They forgot to inform us which was which.

+1 Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe taps Mayor Dwight Jones and bestselling author John Grisham to serve as co-chairs of his inauguration committee. If only Grisham's next legal thriller could solve the whodunit in the Executive Mansion.

-3 The results of the race for attorney general are still undetermined, with only a handful of votes separating Mark Obenshain and Mark Herring. If things get any closer, we just might have to take a look at these hanging chads with an ultrasound.

+6 Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell serves as keynote speaker for a program commemorating Veterans Day at the Virginia War Memorial. On this day of remembrance, this is a government shutdown we can live with.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Score

This Week: Election Day, VCU Party Police, New Airline + More

Posted on Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM


-2 The VCU Police Department kicks off an initiative that allows students to register their parties online, which gives them a free pass if they get a noise complaint. So far, the only people to sign up are those nerds from Lambda Lambda Lambda.

+4 Some 5,000 people turn out for the 11th annual Train Day in the town of Ashland. Make that 4,999 train aficionados and one dude who was heartbroken that he didn't get to hear "Drops of Jupiter" performed live.

+1 Richmond radio station Rock 96.5 drops the nationally syndicated John Boy & Billy to launch a local morning show with co-hosts Sam and Mason. But no matter how you slice it, Styx is still coming out of those speakers.

+5 Richmond International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines and its new nonstop service to Orlando with the help of a water-cannon salute over the tarmac. The Dom Pérignon cannons don't fire till Virgin America gets here.

-6 We go to press before Election Day, but by now you probably know the name of Virginia's next governor. Somewhere along the line, hope and change became dope and deranged.

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