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Since 1985, in various formats, SLANT -- an independent voice based in Richmond's Fan District -- has offered its readers original commentary on politics and popular culture, including cartoons and selected sundries. Warning: Sometimes that means satirical content. All rights are reserved.
The Post-Charlottesville Reality
2017-08-13 19:20
My photo of Richmond's Lee Monument (2007).The Unite the Right movement came to Charlottesville with a mission. Ostensibly, its publicity stunt was to designed to protest the removal of a st… Read More
Biograph Times: The First Year
2017-08-11 01:25
Biograph Timesby F.T. Rea with notes by RebusPart One The Intro Note from Rebus: “Have a good time!” was one of my first lines on a Biograph midnight show handbill. By the… Read More
2017-08-09 18:15
In the last few years much has been said about what to do in/with Shockoe Bottom. But not much has changed. At least the ballpark idea seems to have dried up and blown away.Anyway, I like wh… Read More
Five Fim Favorites: Scary Movies
2017-07-19 15:53
Audrey Hepburn as Susy Hendrix in "Wait Until Dark." This episode of five film favorites is about scary movies. Films that made me jump out of my seat, or that thoroughly creeped me out. Mo… Read More
Five Film Favorites: Boxing Movies
2017-07-14 15:03
Jeff Bridges and Stacy Keach in "Fat City"If you go back 100 years boxing and horse racing were probably America’s most important spectator sports. People had been watching versions… Read More
2017-07-12 22:27
While they may not be deemed to have been all that worthy by professional restaurant critics or know-it-all blogging foodies, my all-time five favorite sandwiches from Richmond restaurants t… Read More
Five Film Favorites: Film Noir
2017-07-12 15:31
The characters were often damaged goods; usually someone had done them wrong; deliberately. The lighting was dramatic -- lots of shadows with splashes of chiaroscuro. As props, cigarettes… Read More
Five Film Favorites: Jailhouse Flicks
2017-07-11 17:13
Last month this space was devoted to courthouse dramas, films about trials. What should follow?Jailhouse flicks, naturally.Movies about people confined against their will have always appeal… Read More
Five Film Favorites: Screwball Comedies
2017-07-11 16:19
by F.T. ReaJoel McCrea and Veronica Lake in "Sullivan's Travels"Like lots of other film buffs I enjoy making up lists of good movies. Comparing lists and discussing the choices with friends… Read More
The Tenth Commandment
2017-07-10 18:06
Note: A version of this piece was published by STYLE Weekly in 1999. According to the Old Testament, Moses heard directly from God about the establishment of hard-edged standards of civilize… Read More

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