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    Social Graces and Espionage

    How did a women's finishing school become a center for U.S. code-breaking efforts during World War II? An idyllic tale of espionage. Read more


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    A Century of Tradition

    There’s nothing more fun than a good, old-fashioned, longstanding sports rivalry to get everyone all worked up and angry. A look back at the UVA-Tech rivalry, which was going strong 110 years ago. Read more

    Nov 5, 2015


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    Glen McClure

    Faces of the Chesapeake

    Photographer Glen McClure traveled around the Chesapeake Bay, taking pictures of an “endangered species”—the watermen who fish and crab, and work on wharves and in seafood processing houses. Here are a few of McClure’s honest portraits. Read more

    Jun 13, 2011



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    Image courtesy of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia

    Becoming Americans

    Three centuries, several farms, one museum Read more

    Jun 1, 2011


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    Robb Scharetg

    Striking Power

    Naval Air Station Oceana is one of America’s largest and most important military installations. Half of the U.S. Navy’s tactical aircraft are located at Oceana, where scores of pilots daily take to the sky to maintain a state of “combat readiness.” Read more

    Jun 10, 2010


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    Walter Reed

    Virginia’s All-Time “Top Doc.” Read more

    Jul 23, 2015


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    Summer Cool Electric Lakes

    The beach is not the only way to beat the heat. Lots of people enjoy the freshwater aura at Virginia's three biggest lakes-all created, ironically, by power companies. Read more

    Jul 8, 2011


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    Courtesy of the Virginia Historical society

    How the West Was Lost

    John Brown’s raid, 150 years ago, was a practical failure with massive ramifications. It lit the fuse leading to the Civil War, and, as MARY MILEY THEOBALD writes, set in motion the creation of the 35th state, “West, by God, Virginia.” Read more

    Nov 20, 2009


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    Big Byrd

    The glory days of Richmond’s original movie palace. Read more

    Jul 22, 2015



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    Peace, Love and Subud

    Nearly 40 years ago the followers of an obscure spiritual movement made the Shenandoah Valley their home. Read more

    Oct 8, 2015


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    Designing Presidents

    Our founding fathers were not only statesmen of intellect and courage, they were also men of fashion, versed in the languages of good taste and classic gentility. Read more

    Jul 31, 2017

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