The University of Richmond has joined the networking Web site Twitter in an effort to diversify communication methods for the university. Twitter is a micro-blogging Web site where users can post messages up to 140 characters in length, called "tweets." Twitter accounts gather "followers" that receive updates as they are posted onto the page.
The Bond franchise continued to break from its hokey past of witty one-liners, impossible gadgets and seemingly random sexual romps in "Quantum of Solace," the second installment of the new brooding and introspective 007. Daniel Craig turned in another powerhouse performance, convincing audiences once again that James Bond could be played by a chap with blond hair.
Seattle-based band Barcelona made its first-ever visit to Richmond to perform at Alley Katz in Shockoe Slip to promote its first album, "Absolutes." Only a few people showed up to watch, so the concert was pushed back an hour to 10:30 p.m.
3002 West Cary St. Richmond,Va. At Roadrunner, the employees use the track that goes around the inside of the store to analyze a customer's foot mechanics to determine the best shoe for the customer's stride. "Newer stores use treadmills now," employee Alison Burnette said.
"And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand." -- President-elect Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, speaking from Chicago "I won't spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.
"Feeling bad for McCain." -- Rachel Chikowski, senior "At a 'Yes, you can' party." -- Ryan Buhl, junior "I went to the Democratic party at Toad's Place." -- Mary Morgan, sophomore "Drinking my sorrows away." -- Dan Gale, sophomore "I went to 404 and watched everyone cry." -- Catherine Crystal, freshman "At the apartments." -- Eric Griffin, sophomore "In the library, watching the polls instead of doing my work." -- Kate Hodes, junior Contact staff writers Jessica Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily Viviani at email@example.com
The Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival will return to Richmond for its eighth year this weekend. This two-day festival explores both the electroacoustic tradition's variety and its connection to past musical practices, according to the event's Web site, and is devoted to introducing new works through commissions and premieres. Benjamin Broening, associate professor of music and the event's artistic director, founded Third Practice and has been involved with the festival ever since. There was a void in electroacoustic music throughout the Richmond area, he said, and this event has offered the opportunity for people to get more regional exposure to the industry. Broening described electroacoustic music as a genre that presented music involving various degrees of technology - there could be pieces for instruments, computer, video, invented instruments or a mixture of any of these things. Since its first year, Third Practice has grown from a two-concert event to one that features anywhere between five and seven concerts during a two-day period. Staff from the music department and the Modlin Center for the Arts put on the entire festival.
In the final days of the 2008 Election, both political parties stormed in and around Richmond trying to muster up support before Tuesday's contest. Contact staff photographers Eliza Morse, Dan Petty, Megan Wilson and Alex Donoho.
By Emma Anderson Collegian Reporter Seven students spent their Saturday night reciting Milton's "Paradise Lost," and one student said it was unlike anything he had done before. Louis Schwartz, associate professor of English, began the reading at 7:45 p.m.
Magnolia's, a new wine bar and bistro opening soon in the Village Shopping Center, will provide an atmosphere for people to learn about wine while enjoying good, simple food. The new 45-to-60-seat bistro is the sister restaurant to Village Fine Wine and Cigar.
By Kate Foss Collegian Reporter The University of Richmond is one of many colleges and universities being reviewed by its students on the Web site Unigo.com. Unigo, which launched in September, is targeted toward high school students in the process of selecting colleges.