Among the 33 interviewees, 19 had zero knowledge about Richmond: "Zilch," said Jennifer Salcido from Providence.Richmond could be an arts and entertainment destination that rivals Austin, Memphis, and Nashville if only we'd take the common-sense step of doing away with the regressive admissions tax--but I digress.
Of the 14 remaining interviewees, six knew just one thing: Richmond has something to do with history. But none of those six could provide anything specific regarding the history.
Among the remaining eight interviewees, none knew more than one or two things about Richmond.
The second read I'd like to recommend to Richmonders is Mayor Dwight C. Jones' "Proposed Capital Improvement Program: 2013-2017." Yes, the title is dry, but the document has lots of interesting insights about possible future plans for Richmond, Virginia. Here's a video of the mayor introducing his proposed budget.