Alice Minium

Alice Minium

Alice is a reporter at Our Community Now writing about culture, the internet, & the Society We Live In™. When she's not writing, Alice enjoys slam poetry, historical fiction, dumpster diving, political debates, FOIA requests, and collecting the dankest of memes.

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How Every Neighborhood in Richmond Got Its Name 2/9/21
The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Weird Internet Edition 1/25/21
From Netflix to Hulu to Prime to Disney+: Here's Every Streaming Service, Compared 11/30/20
How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field 11/23/20
The 5 Most Haunted Places in RVA (According to Ghost Hunters) 10/22/20
The Creepy History of Richmond's 18th-Century Hotspot-Turned-Real-Life Haunted House 10/21/20
Dude, Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery Is Totally Haunted 10/16/20
5 Apps to Help You Stay Safe During a Hurricane 8/4/20
'Quarantine Letters' From 1918 That Sound Exactly Like Your Twitter Timeline 7/24/20
Northam Denies Richmond Mayor's Request for Modified Reopening 5/27/20
Norfolk, Hampton Beaches May Reopen This Weekend 5/26/20
Virginia Launches AI-Powered COVID-19 Symptom Checker 5/26/20
As the Beaches in Virginia Beach Reopen Today, Governor Urges Caution for Memorial Day Weekend 5/22/20
Gym Owner Gives Out $40,000 of Equipment So Members Can Work Out During Quarantine 5/22/20
Monty Python 'Silly Walk' Yard Signs Encourage Neighbors to Laugh in COVID-19 5/21/20
These Flamingos Are Not Social Distancing at All 5/20/20
Governor Reopens Virginia Beach's Beaches for Memorial Day Weekend 5/18/20
Virginia Is Hiring 1,300 Contact Tracers: Here's How to Apply 5/18/20
Northam Approves Stoney's Request to Delay Richmond's Reopening 5/15/20
Northam: Virginia Will 'Go Ahead' With Reopening on Friday—But Without NoVA 5/13/20
Northern Virginia Will Likely Not Reopen With the Rest of the State, Northam Says 5/13/20
6-Year-Old Boy Opens 'Joke Stand' to Cheer Up His Elderly Neighbors 5/13/20
COVID-19 Patient Exchanges Uplifting Notes With Nurses Through Glass Window 5/12/20
London Man Claps for 24 Hours in Solidarity With Health Care Workers 5/11/20
Virginia's Stay-At-Home Order Will Soon Become Safe-At-Home Policy, Governor Says 5/8/20
This Week's Uplifting Coronavirus News: 3 Ways Humans Coped This Past Week With Acts of Kindness 5/8/20
Richmond Bus Routes Delayed as Nearly Half of of GRTC Employees Strike for Hazard Pay 4/29/20
These Grocery Stores Now Require Their Workers to Wear Face Masks 4/24/20
Divorced for 30 Years, Elderly Couple Remarries Under COVID-19 Pandemic 4/24/20
DC to Construct Temporary Field Hospital for COVID-19 Patients at Convention Center 4/20/20
Virginia Governor Proposes 60-Day Eviction Grace Period 4/16/20
Virginia Just Decriminalized Marijuana: Here's What It Means for You 4/14/20
Americans Are Making More Phone Calls Than Ever Before 4/13/20
In Virginia Beach, Coughing on Someone Is Considered a Crime 4/9/20
Auto Insurers Will Pay Back $800 Million to Consumers Since Americans Are Driving Less 4/8/20
The 7 Best Interactive Maps Tracking the Coronavirus in Real-Time 4/8/20
How to File for Unemployment in Virginia 4/3/20
The Maryland Historical Society Is Now Cataloging Your Stories of Life Under Quarantine 4/3/20
What You Can (and Can't!) Do Under DC's Stay-at-Home Order 4/1/20
What You Can (and Can't!) Do Under Maryland's Stay-at-Home Order 4/1/20
Here's What You Can and Can't Do Under Virginia's 'Stay-at-Home' Order 3/31/20
There's a Coronavirus Pop-Up Store Selling Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer, and More in DC 3/9/20
Let's Pause Aging and Cure Your Cat Allergies: Scientific Discoveries You Missed This Week, Explained 3/6/20
UVA Cancels Spring Break Study-Abroad Amid Coronavirus Concerns 3/4/20
Win Tickets to the Foo Fighters at DC Jam Live 2020 this Summer 3/4/20
Get Local: 15 Hot New Trends to Watch for in Richmond This Spring 3/4/20
Feeling Down? 12 Best Places in Richmond to Have a Good Cry 2/6/20
15 Things That Happen When You Quit Drinking 1/31/20
Hands Off: Virginia Debates Bill Making It Illegal to Hold Your Phone While Driving 1/24/20
12 Adult Life Hacks No One Ever Tells You 1/24/20
The 6 Best Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating in Hampton Roads 10/24/19
Esports Programs to Launch in Virginia High Schools Starting This September 7/31/19
Richmond Grad Student Performs Science Experiment Onstage, Wins Miss Virginia 2019 6/25/19
Here's Everything We Know About Facebook's New Cryptocurrency 6/18/19
As '90s Toys Make a Comeback, Tamagotchi Returns to Awaken Millennial Nostalgia 6/6/19
In an 8-Hour Day, the Average Worker Is Productive for This Many Hours 5/6/19
Everything You Know About Facebook Is Changing 5/3/19
Facebook Is Changing: Here's Everything You Need to Know 5/3/19
36 Weird Hobbies That Are Better Than Dating in 2019 5/1/19
Weird Gift Guide: 10 Shocking Mother's Day Gifts Your Mom Has Always Dreamed Of, Probably 4/24/19
FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray, Reducing Price of Life-Saving Overdose Antidote 4/23/19
Rideshare Drivers Can Kick Back, Relax, and Even Do Their Taxes at New 'Lyft Hub' in Richmond 4/1/19
13 Weird Websites to Help You Waste Time on the Internet 3/27/19
CVS to Sell CBD Products in Maryland Stores 3/25/19
Survey Asks Parents to Weigh In on the State of Henrico County Schools 3/22/19
Oops! MySpace Just Accidentally Deleted All Your Embarrassing Photos From High School 3/21/19
Walmart to End Its Popular Price-Matching Program 3/19/19
Getting Ready for PEEPshow? Here's the Best of Peeps Art Contests of Old 3/11/19
Virginia Is Raising the Smoking Age to 21 -- And Actually, That's What It Used to Be 2/25/19
Virginia Governor Signs Bill Increasing Tobacco Age to 21 Starting this July 2/22/19
This City in Maryland Is Hosting a Peeps-Themed Art Contest, and We're Obsessed With It 2/22/19
This Startup Is Offering a '100% Fatal' Service to Preserve and Upload Your Brain to the Cloud 2/14/19
Here's How Much Your Personal Data Is Selling for on the Dark Web 2/8/19
Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Raise Legal Vaping and Smoking Age to 21 2/7/19
7 Weird Change.org Petitions to Inspire Your Activism for the New Year 1/24/19
Saturday Halloween? Thousands Sign Petition to Move Holiday's Famous Date 10/26/18
Wheel of Fortune's 'Wheelmobile' Is Rolling Through RVA in Search of Trivia Experts 10/23/18
Chesterfield County Accidentally Leaked 2,300 Taxpayers' Social Security Numbers 10/23/18
Rocket Lab Wants to Launch 3-D Printed Rockets From Virginia Coast 10/19/18
Virginia Beach Schools Give WiFi Hotspots to Students With No Internet at Home 10/18/18
'Not Haunted' House for Sale in Crozet, Virginia 10/17/18
Virginia Brothers Save Woman, Dog Trapped in Sinking Minivan: 'We Got to Get the Lady Out' 10/15/18
Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Phone Numbers, Email Addresses As Part of Latest Breach 10/12/18
Virginia Faced With Tornadoes, Flash Floods, and Widespread Power Outages in Michael's Aftermath 10/12/18
5 Confirmed Dead In Virginia After Hurricane Michael 10/12/18
165,000 Without Power in Central Virginia Due to Severe Storms 10/12/18
Here's What's on Your Ballot for Election Day in Virginia 10/12/18
Tornado Warning Issued in 7 Virginia Counties 10/11/18
Hurricane Michael Expected to Bring Tropical Storm-Force Winds to Hampton Roads 10/9/18
Netflix In Richmond? The Streaming Giant Eyes a Virginia Expansion 10/9/18
Officials Warn Facebook Users About Hoax Messages 10/9/18
Astronaut John Glenn's Maryland Home Sold for $1.3 Million 10/8/18
Hurricane Michael Is Strengthening, Could Impact the DMV 10/8/18
Google Is Shutting Down Google+ Following Massive Data Breach 10/8/18
Banksy Painting Self-Destructs Moments After Being Sold for $1.4 Million 10/6/18
Siri Can Now Discreetly Record If Police Pull You Over 10/6/18
Norfolk Has Confiscated More Than 400 Bird Scooters 10/5/18
The Facebook Hackers Could Have Accessed Your Tinder, Spotify, Instagram, and Airbnb, Too 10/4/18
At Virginia Restaurants, OpenSeat Will Match You With Other Strangers Dining Alone 10/4/18
Virginia Is Now Offering REAL ID Licenses, And Soon You'll Need One to Board an Airplane 10/4/18
DC Council Votes 'Yes' on New Law Restricting Airbnb Rentals 10/3/18
3.4 Million Chickens Drowned in Hurricane Florence 9/25/18
Coca-Cola Is Considering Selling Marijuana-Infused Drinks 9/21/18
The Rise of eSports Lounge Gaming: Gameworks Expands In Chesapeake 9/20/18
A Movie About Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Is Set to Film in Richmond 9/19/18
Photos: 1 Man Dead After Confirmed Tornadoes Near Richmond 9/18/18
Truck Driver Rescues 64 Cats and Dogs from Hurricane Florence on an Escaped School Bus 9/17/18
All the Viral Hoaxes We Survived With Hurricane Florence 9/17/18
Tornado Reported Near Richmond, Virginia 9/17/18
Norfolk Is Opening 2 Pet-Friendly Shelters for Hurricane Florence 9/13/18
Norfolk Warns About People in Fluorescent Vests Trying to Force Residents to Leave Their Homes 9/13/18
The Full List of Hurricane Closings and Cancellations for Hampton Roads 9/11/18
Hurricane Florence Looks Terrifying From Space 9/11/18
The Vikings Are Coming to DC 9/7/18
Good at Video Games? Virginia's Randolph-Macon College Could Give You a Gaming Scholarship 9/7/18
Crabby MD Restaurant Owners Respond to PETA Campaign With Billboards of Their Own 9/6/18
The Vikings Are Coming to Baltimore 9/6/18
Virginia Man Erects Electrified Fence to Keep Schoolchildren Off His Lawn 9/5/18
The Vikings Are Coming to Norfolk 9/5/18
Chick-fil-A Is Ditching Its Famous Cow Calendars, And People Are Not Happy 8/31/18
Marylanders Are Crabby About These PETA Billboards Telling Them to Stop Eating Their State Food 8/30/18
'Sea Lice' Attack at Ocean City Beach ... Right Before Labor Day Weekend 8/30/18
DNA Drugs and Secrets of Stonehenge: Scientific Discoveries You Missed This Summer, Explained 8/30/18
Here's What to Do If You Can't Find an EpiPen During the Nationwide Shortage 8/29/18
41% of Maryland Teachers Work Second Jobs; 91% Buy Their Own School Supplies 8/29/18
Kroger Will Phase Out All Plastic Bags by 2025 8/29/18
I Asked Everyone I Encountered for Life Advice One Day, and This Is What They Told Me 8/28/18
Dozens of Companies Are Vying for a Piece of the Med Marijuana Market in VA 8/28/18
Ready to Get Slimed? Your Favorite '90s Game Show Is Back -- And It's Coming Live to Norfolk 8/28/18
Ready to Get Slimed? Your Favorite '90s Game Show Is Back -- And It's Coming Live to Baltimore 8/28/18
Auditions for American Idol Are Being Held in Richmond 8/27/18
Over 500 People Are Sick From Eating McDonald's Salad 8/25/18
Virginia Man Shot Over Argument About Aretha Franklin 8/24/18
Deep Sea Jellyfish and Water on Mars: Scientific Discoveries You Missed This Summer, Explained 8/23/18
Grand Theft Noodle: Nearly $100,000 of Contraband Ramen Noodles Stolen in Heist 8/21/18
Traffic No More? The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Gets a Makeover 8/21/18
There's a 'Magic School Bus' Event, and I Am So Here for It 8/21/18
Kings Dominion Bans Cell Phones on Roller Coasters 8/20/18
7 Unusual Things to Do With Your Body After You Die 8/20/18
A Leaked Internal Memo Reveals Pumpkin Spice Lattes' Earliest Release Date Yet 8/17/18
This Is What AI Art Looks Like in 2018 8/17/18
Take a Picture of Your Food With the Hashtag #ShareYourPlate, and Feed the Homeless 8/17/18
A Brief History of Popular Richmond Neighborhood, 'The Fan' 8/16/18
Dozens of Norfolk Students' Private Health Info Gets Posted on School System Website 8/16/18
Synthetic Organs and Art By AI: Scientific Discoveries You Missed This Summer, Explained 8/16/18
Here's How to Celebrate National Honeybee Day on August 18 8/16/18
Virginia Beach Military Families Wanted for Country Music Documentary 8/14/18
1,600-Pound Great White Shark Spotted Off Virginia Coast 8/13/18
Lime, Anyone? Silicon Valley Scooter Startup Scopes Out RVA 8/8/18
I Want to Ride My RVA Bike Share Bicycle 8/3/18
The Updated List of Things Millennials Are Killing in 2018 8/3/18
Maryland Man Attempts to Bribe Police Officers With Doughnuts 8/1/18
The Education System Is Failing Kids with ADHD. VCU Is Trying to Change That. 7/31/18
NTSB: Please Stop Jumping Out of Cars for Drake's #InMyFeelings Challenge 7/31/18
41 Things You Only Miss About College Once You Graduate 7/23/18
After Months of Rescheduling, RVA Is Finally Having its Christmas Parade -- in July 7/18/18
This Game Show Is Basically the Hunger Games for Millennials With Student Loan Debt 7/18/18
VCU Students Compete in Elon Musk's Hyperloop Competition 7/17/18
Hampton Roads Man Wins $1 Million Lottery 7/12/18
Virginia Schools Are Now Required to Talk About Mental Health, Thanks to These High Schoolers 7/11/18
13 Weird Dating Sites That Actually Exist 7/10/18
10 Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix This Summer 7/9/18
7 Grocery Shopping Tips for Broke Millennials 7/5/18
This Company's New Site Lets You Simulate the Effects of Aging 7/2/18
RVA Fireworks Guide: Everywhere You Can See Fireworks This 4th of July in Richmond 6/29/18
CVS Fights Opioid Crisis With Safe Drug Disposal Program 6/28/18
Starting July 2, Richmond News Agencies Can't Monitor Police Scanners Anymore 6/27/18
Pulse of the City: RVA's New Rapid-Transit Buses Launch With One Week of Free Rides 6/25/18
The 8 People You Always Meet on Tinder 6/22/18
This School Honoring a Confederate General Will Now Be Named After Obama 6/22/18
The 8 People You Always Meet on Tinder in RVA 6/15/18
Welcome to Adulting 101, The Class You Don't Want to Admit You Need 6/14/18
In Norfolk This Summer, Every Kid Gets Free Lunch 6/11/18