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Features


Shipshape, by Lee Gimpel

To build an aircraft carrier, you simply take an airport, a nuclear power plant and a city and weld them all together. A look at how Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News constructed its latest naval behemoth.


Urban Palette, by Caroline Kettlewell

Virginia Commonwelath University has the best public arts school in the country - but some people don't know it. We limn the history, culture and ambitions of this sprawling, creative hotbed.

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Upfront


Science of a Saddle, by Aynsley Miller Fisher

Ruckersville craftsman Tad Coffin makes some of the most desirable saddlers in America, thanks to his passion for horses and technology.


Smart Book, New Look, by Erin Parkhurst

No tomes: Encyclopedia Virginia is a "living" online tool.


Whale of a Time, by Bland Crowder

On the strand at Cape Henry.


A Must-Do Venue, by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

Bev Reynolds has been a major catalyst for the art scene in Richmond.


The Eccentric Benefactor, by Bill Glose

The story of Walter Chrysler Jr. and how his valuable art collection got to Norfolk.

Departments


Virginiana | Words Read 'Round the World, by Brooke Stoddard

A retrospective on a pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistic lions.


Dining | Bird Eggs & Blogs, by Christina Ball

We follow a blog trail to One Block West in Winchester.


Food | Mother of Invention, by Christine Ennulat

What can three chefs do with 12 basic ingredients, plus one wild card item? Cook amazing dishes!


Towns | Heads in Virginia, Feet in Tennessee, by Joe Tennis

Bristol is a bifurcated border town with a rich musical history. My state or yours?


Garden | Buxon Beauties, by Paula Steers Brown

Spectacular, durable peonies.

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