Omega, the Alpha: A Brief Look at Menhaden in the Chesapeake

Nothing about the Atlantic menhaden, otherwise known as Brevoortia tyrannus, makes it particularly appealing to the everyday consumer. The fish is diminutive, bony, and not visually appealing enough to be contained in a domestic receptacle. Most notably, it possesses one of the more unfavorable flavors present among Chesapeake Bay’s culinary contributions. Yet, its presence lingers… Read More

A Purple November

Along with Ohio and Kentucky, Virginia’s 2023 general elections commanded national attention as an indicator of public opinion on abortion. Governor Youngkin campaigned for a 15-week ban in 2021, but a Democratic State Senate prevented any motion on this platform for the last two years. Youngkin has primarily supported Republican candidates in the Virginia Senate… Read More