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The Election of Blind Rage

I feel like I need a rabies shot after witnessing the blind rage shown by candidates and supporters alike during this election cycle. This campaign season was akin to watching a drunken father beat his wife while in front of his children and not having the ability to intervene to stop it. And I am not

RVA Mayor: Anyone Else Want Off This Crazy Train?

An old friend told me once: "A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, A Song Is Worth A Million." So I spent my morning looking for images and music that best describe RVA's 2016 Mayoral race. After scouring the web, I kept coming back to various pictures of slow motion train wrecks. These pictures

Understanding Richmond’s Cockroach Problem: Joe Morrissey

The past week has provided a Fall cornucopia of Jerry Springer-esque, TMZ-like, sideshow carnival programming featuring Joe Morrissey’s sordid life. It has saturated Richmond’s media. His political adversaries have speculated, more like hoped, that Joe would drop out as a result. But those wishful thinkers fail to understand one simple

The Dogtown Dish Mayoral Endorsement

Ever since we kicked off our polling for the City of Richmond Mayoral election, we have been solicited for our advice, campaign contributions, and public endorsements related to the race. It’s quite humbling to hear that so many smart folks who we deeply respect actually care what we have to

Meet Levar Stoney: A Mayoral Contender

If you followed our Dogtown Dish Mayor's Poll, you already know Levar Stoney had a very strong showing. I recently sat down for coffee with him. Having not met Levar before, the meeting provided an opportunity for me to hear his story. Levar also agreed to answer a list of questions as a follow