In defense of the evil giant

By BEN R. WILLIAMS Hello everyone. Hi. Could I have the speaking conch for a moment? Thank you so much. Listen, I’m sorry to interrupt this village meeting, but...

The Fall of Atlantis

By BEN R. WILLIAMS At several different points in my career, I’ve found myself doing event planning. Usually, the experience makes me consider naming my ulcer “Event Planning.” Whenever...

In memory of a true southern gentleman

By BEN R. WILLIAMS You don’t need me to tell you that the late Gov. Gerald Baliles was a great man. During his tenure as Virginia’s governor in the...

A scoop of sadness

By BEN R. WILLIAMS I have a friend who is a strong advocate for the body positivity movement, which is the movement that boldly proposes that even if...

They’re coming to get you, Barbara

By BEN R. WILLIAMS As I’ve gotten older, I have come to realize that Halloween is my favorite holiday. Christmas is nice and all, but it’s too expensive. Thanksgiving...

It’s me, your casual acquaintance

By BEN R. WILLIAMS Hey, fancy running into you here! It’s me, your casual acquaintance. Looks like you got a big cart of groceries there. Don’t worry, I’ll...

Rives Theatre memories

By BEN R. WILLIAMS I’m writing this column on Sept. 9, 2019, one day after the fire that claimed The Rives Theatre. The Rives holds a special place...

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