Read the "InBox" letter Typewriter Tirade (scroll down) to discover what real Richmonders are like. Once upon a time there was a Style Weekly "You are really Richmond ..." contest. My undying favorite is "... if you believe that the real power in Richmond comes from those who died three generations ago." or something like that. It was so true. It's not so true anymore. We had a massive immigration of native New Yorkers about 15 years ago that livened things up. And, I've recently discovered, even more arrived after the 9/11 incident. So we're not quite so insular as we once were. Yeah. Right.
Thank goodness for Brick taking the torch from Style Weekly which now holds aloft a designer illumination.