On and around the Chesapeake Bay, real “oyster wars” raged for a century, complete with cannons, machine-gun fire and Maryland and Virginia “oyster navies” attempting to keep the peace.
Welcome to the McNair home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Here, two generations of wooden decoy makers continue a craft that has evolved from a practical way to hunt fowl into a form of folk art with an ardent group of collectors and a relatively high price tag.
by Katherine Hafner About a dozen years ago, Melanie Waters had a casual conversation at a party that would change the course of her career. She’d been chatting with the owner of a local 1970s-themed band about the group’s success. A few drinks in, he said he just didn’t think an ‘80s-themed band would work […]
The period that Hamilton Perkins spent earning his MBA was marked by endless commuting, rounds of hors-d’oeuvre-fueled networking and business lunches stacked on end.
Contextualized. That’s how protesters describe the transformation of Richmond’s controversial Robert E. Lee monument. What was once a cliched nod to a complicated past is now a work of terrible beauty, raw and filled with emotion; a piece of public art renewed by the public’s own hand.
For 14 years, Mercy Chefs has served food after disasters around the world. Now they’re doing it at home.