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  • Pictures: René Lalique at Chrysler Museum of Art

    Pictures: René Lalique at Chrysler Museum of Art

    René Lalique "Enchanted by Glass" exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk explores the life and career of famed French glass designer Lalique and will be open until Jan. 21, 2018.

  • Pictures: Fall Festival of Folklife in Newport News

    Pictures: Fall Festival of Folklife in Newport News

    The Fall Festival of Folklife is held annually, weather permitting, at Newport News Park. 

  • Pictures: Yorktown's Granby Manor

    Pictures: Yorktown's Granby Manor

    Loosely based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Granby Manor is an indoor and outdoor haunted house, operated by high school students and is open most Friday and Saturday night in October.

  • Pictures: Best Bets for the 2017 Hampton Roads Visual Arts Season

    Pictures: Best Bets for the 2017 Hampton Roads Visual Arts Season

    Get ready to block out your calendar for the fall visual arts season and the most varied slate of exhibits Hampton Roads has seen in years, including seminal perceptual art, a “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” take on the Civil War Battle of Hampton Roads and life-size clay warriors from the tomb of China’s...

  • Pictures: Remembering Our Fallen Exhibition

    Pictures: Remembering Our Fallen Exhibition

    "Remembering Our Fallen" exhibition on display inside the Mausoleum Chapel of Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. This traveling exhibition displays photos honoring the people who died during the war on terrorism and is open to the public Sept. 24-30th.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    The owners of Los Paisas Locos in Newport News are expanding their business to better share their Mexican culture with their patrons.

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  • 'Middle-earth: Shadow of War' review: High fantasy at its finest

    'Middle-earth: Shadow of War' review: High fantasy at its finest

    Shacknews.com "Shadow of Mordor" came out almost three years ago. It was an interesting take on the Lord of the Rings universe. The combat was stellar, the story engaging and, of course, the Nemesis system was created. The game tried new things in the world of third person story adventures, even...

  • 'Cuphead' review: Brutally challenging, but not unfair

    'Cuphead' review: Brutally challenging, but not unfair

    Shacknews.com "Cuphead" is a throwback in more ways than one. There's the graphic style that flashes back to the old-school cartoon shorts of the 1930s; the hand-drawn style made famous by the earliest days of Disney, Warner Bros. and MGM Studios; the classic tracking effects from vintage films;...

  • 'Forza Motorsport 7' has the looks, the sounds, and the feel of a champion

    'Forza Motorsport 7' has the looks, the sounds, and the feel of a champion

    Shacknews.com Having been a PC-only player for many years, I missed out on all of the "Forza" series prior to 2016, when Microsoft, Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games brought "Forza Horizon 3" over to Windows 10. I was immediately drawn to the game and its reverence for driving at high speeds....

  • In spite of its shortcomings, 'Destiny 2' shines thanks to its replayability

    In spite of its shortcomings, 'Destiny 2' shines thanks to its replayability

    Shacknews.com Full disclosure before starting off this review: I did not play the original "Destiny," at least not very much of it. Aside from press events and conventions, my time with Activision and Bungie's first attempt at a first-person shooter MMORPG was limited. In total, I had spent less...

  • 'NHL 18' review: Building a playoff contender

    'NHL 18' review: Building a playoff contender

    Shacknews.com My time with the EA Sports "NHL" franchise dates to "NHLPA Hockey '93," where I scored my first goal on a point shot from Jamie Macoun. That was back when the graphics were so basic that a white dot in the middle of the puck was necessary to see it on your television. The "NHL" series...

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  • Video: Identical Twins Retire from Shipyard

    Video: Identical Twins Retire from Shipyard

    Dave and Danny Brookman moved to the Peninsula from Narrows, VA to start working at the Newport News Shipyard. After 43-1/2 years, they will retire together at the end of 2016.

  • Hampton Planning Commission backs Fort Monroe zoning plan

    Hampton Planning Commission backs Fort Monroe zoning plan

    HAMPTON — Hampton's Planning Commission has given the thumbs up to a series of new zoning types and rezoning measures to dictate how land can be used at Fort Monroe — but not without dissent over uses for the controversial Wherry Quarter. The provisions would create four special zoning districts...

  • Resurrecting the USS Monitor's famous pump

    Resurrecting the USS Monitor's famous pump

    For more than 150 years after the celebrated Civil War ironclad USS Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., the landmark engines and pumps that drove history's first mechanized warship have been silent. Recovered from the Atlantic in 2001, the Victorian-era machines weighing more than 20 tons have...

  • Commonwealth's attorney: Newport News police officer justified in fatal shooting

    Commonwealth's attorney: Newport News police officer justified in fatal shooting

    NEWPORT NEWS — Two different scenes played out in the city Friday on the same street corner. A mother wept on the sidewalk after hearing that the Newport News commonwealth's attorney's office had ruled that the police officer who killed her son was legally justified in the shooting. An hour later,...

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