• Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Brian Burns expands on a story he began in 2011’s “Lewis Ginter: Richmond’s Gilded Age Icon” in a new title, “Gilded Age Richmond: Gaiety, Greed and Lost Cause Mania” (160 pages, The History Press, $21.99). A former resident of North Richmond’s Bellevue neighborhood, Burns now lives in Silver Spring, Md.

  • HOLLY PRESTIDGE Richmond Times-Dispatch
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As the sun dipped below the horizon and streetlights lit up the quiet Sunday nighttime along North Lombardy Street in the Fan District earlier this month, patrons of Flora, a Mexican restaurant, nibbled on chicharrones (fried pork skins) and tamales in banana leaves and sipped velvety smooth drinks from colorful vessels. As they did, members of Classical Revolution RVA got to work.

  • HOLLY PRESTIDGE Richmond Times-Dispatch
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When I’m in a baking mood I often set out to make one thing, and end up making something completely different. It’s never a straight line of thinking, but rather a crooked pathway that zigzags and often strays wildly off course for one reason or another.

  • A. Barton Hinkle Richmond Times-Dispatch
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If you are among the small cohort of Americans who want to know what is really going on — rather than simply wanting more ammunition to support your preferred political team — then you have a problem: It’s hard to know who is telling the truth.