From Ta-Nehisi Coates, who just finished a history of the Second World War by Antony Beevor: This is what is ultimately most troubling for me about Beevor’s work. He—all at… Read More»
So much of it begins, really, on this day in 1606, when King James I granted the Virginia Company of London a royal charter. “Go west, young men,” he proclaimed, more or less, “and bring me back… Read More»
Fifty years ago today the great country singer and Winchester native Patsy Cline died in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee, at the age of twenty-nine thirty. She was flying… Read More»
An advertisement for Virginia Dare wine, from the December 14, 1942, issue of Life magazine.
Consecutive pages from the March 18, 1966, issue of Life magazine, featuring Richard and Mildred Loving.
An advertisement for Colonial Williamsburg, from the May 22, 1944, issue of Life magazine.
From the November 4, 1966, issue of Life magazine, an editorial on the legacy of United States Senator Harry F. Byrd, who had died the previous month. First, bad Harry… Read More»
From the February 11, 1946, issue of Life magazine: the return to Virginia of Nancy Langhorne Astor, the Virginian who became Britain’s first woman to sit in Parliament. “Oh, there… Read More»