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Friday Featured Artist: Charles Rasputin

Written by Richard Nickel.

Charles Rasputin, aka Charlie Restless, aka whatever his mom actually named him, aka PROFE$$IONAL LO$T BOY is the creative director for Alchemy NFK and the Ghost In the Machine for Work | Release. He is our Friday Featured Artist.

Preview: Crafted Indie Art and Craft Market

Written by Erika Seichrist.

As you can probably gather from the title, this is about the second annual Crafted Indie Art and Craft Market being held this coming Saturday under one giant tent in the O'Connor Brewing Company front lot. 


As you probably cannot gather from the title, the last event like this I attended was when I was 11. I was with my grandmother and it was dull, spiritless and blasé. But Crafted isn't your grandma's craft fair (not that there's anything wrong with grandma... love you, Nana!) I got to chat with the founder of Crafted, and event organizer, Michelle Odom, and she got me more excited for a craft fair than 11-year-old Erika could ever imagine.

Halloween in Hampton Roads 2015 Starter Guide

Written by Alicia Luma.

Here in coastal Virginia we straddle the line between Summer and Fall for what feels like for-ev-er. We send the kids to school in shorts and t-shirts one day, jeans and a jacket the next, while constantly fluctuating between the A/C and the heater, and just generally living a confusing existence until right around Thanksgiving.

Mmm, Oyster Roast Season: A Guide to Fall Fun on Virginia's Eastern Shore

Written by Tatum Sumners Ford.

It might not come as much of a surprise that The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a land between two waters, has a both history and a future, richly intertwined with the fruitage of The Sea and the bounty of The Bay. This pristine peninsula, nestled between the Atlantic and The Chesapeake Bay (which means "great shellfish Bay" in Algonquin) is indeed one of the leading places to visit in order to enjoy some of our Nation’s freshest and most delectable marine harvests.

Review: Peter and the Starcatcher @ VSC

Written by Celia Burnett .

When I went to see Virginia Stage Company’s latest offering, Peter and the Starcatcher (directed by Patrick Mullins), I knew absolutely nothing about it.

I supposed the play to be about Peter Pan, since it was written (I thought) by J.M. Barrie, who wrote the 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, and, in 1910, the novel Peter and Wendy. I was completely correct regarding the first supposition, since the play is a prequel to the events in the Neverland stories, and totally wrong about the second.