The March issue of Richmond magazine is on its way to mailboxes and newsstands right now, and it’s packed with content that touches the heart of life in the area. Here are some of the great stories that print and digital subscribers will be able to read before everyone else:

have your cake In recent years, Richmond has seen an increase in the number of new bakeries. Meet local bakers who double as entertainers, discover family recipes passed down from generation to generation, and discover snack foods made with vegan and gluten-free eaters in mind.

Return the fire Richmond had 90 homicides in 2021, a 36% spike from the previous year and the most since 2004. Although the city has seen positive change over the past decade, the carnage of 2021 provides a stark reminder : Gaping economic divisions, concentrated poverty and suffering remain problems in many neighborhoods, and these factors can produce unimaginable anger and violence.

cosmic traveler Jazz pioneer and Richmond native Lonnie Liston Smith is credited with establishing a large area of ​​the jazz landscape that inspired generations of musicians who followed in his footsteps. We take a look at Smith’s storied career and his continued musical influence.

And there is much more in this issue and in every issue. Subscribe now to receive Richmond magazine every month!