• Virtual Tours As if you're there. Working with Google's Earth Outreach team, Encyclopedia Virginia has created virtual tours of more than a dozen historic sites across Virginia, from Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest to the Anne Spencer House and Garden to Bacon's Castle. Explore the spaces as if you were actually walking through them and then use our resource to read up on their historical context. (Image courtesy of Google)
  • Alan Cheuse (1940–2015)The novelist, NPR contributor, and George Mason professor has died. Alan Cheuse was the author of several novels and collections of short fiction and taught at George Mason since 1987. He died from injuries sustained in a car accident on July 31. (Image courtesy of Evan Cantwell)