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  • Monet Today

    published September 22, 2011

    Claude Monet's Agapanthus triptych, which gently portrays the water lilies in the artist's own garden pond, invokes a dreamlike... More >>

  • How Glow Can You Go?

    published December 15, 2011

    In places with plenty of freestanding houses, yards and subdivisions -- in other words, cities like St. Louis -- a beloved holiday tradition is... More >>

  • Go Gala

    published December 22, 2011

    Perhaps self-improvement items rest at the top of your resolution list. Or maybe you feel you're above such contrived means of betterment. It... More >>

  • It's A Dance-Off

    published December 8, 2011

    During the holidays, many worthy events compete for your time, but no more so than this weekend, when there are not one but two stagings of... More >>

  • Lend Them Your Ear for Cheer

    published December 8, 2011

    So much attention is paid to Christmas carols this month, what with the all-Christmas-all-the-time formatting on the radio, that written holiday... More >>

  • Get Low

    published December 1, 2011

    Let's face it: We live in a world were clarinets and flutes get all of the attention. Sure, these instruments are small and cute, but what about... More >>

  • Everything's Coming Up Roses

    published October 13, 2011

    Artist Andrew Millner's works almost offer a blueprint of the trees, flowers and plants that inspire him. Often monochromatic, Millner's pieces... More >>

  • From Russia, With Love

    published November 17, 2011

    Certain things are a given during each holiday season. You've got your constant carols playing out over every speaker, massive amounts of cookies... More >>

  • Tour Homes for the Holidays

    published November 24, 2011

    The primary purpose of our period-pretty historic buildings is to provide us with an idea of what our city was like long ago, what it felt like... More >>

  • Cinderella, Reimagined

    published November 10, 2011

    The Disney princesses and their stories hold a certain magic for children, it's true, but after seeing these tales play out a million times, even... More >>

  • Boxing Clever

    published October 27, 2011

    Just like a good scary movie can render you too fearful to get a drink of water from the kitchen by yourself, a good play can suck you into the... More >>

  • Boot-Scootin' Opera

    published November 10, 2011

    Just like good ol' Bugs Bunny piqued our interest in opera (specifically by hilariously making salad on Elmer Fudd's head in "Rabbit of Seville"),... More >>

  • Burn, Baby, Burn!

    published October 27, 2011

    Cooler temperatures mean more blankets on the bed, scarves around our necks, nightly cups of hot cocoa and evenings near the hearth (that is, for... More >>

  • The Fleshly Pursuits

    published October 20, 2011

    George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead may have been your first introduction to shambling, flesh-hungry zombies, but you never know... More >>

  • Beyond the Grave

    published October 6, 2011

    Cemeteries possess an aura of strangeness, no doubt about that. Sure, they're quiet places of solemn remembrance for family members and friends,... More >>

  • Factory Fantastic

    published October 13, 2011

    One of St. Louis' well-respected art institutions, the Sheldon Art Galleries strive to keep their walls rich with works that inspire thought and... More >>

  • Be Amazed, Be Very Amazed

    published October 6, 2011

    When you grab a seat at your first Keith Jozsef show, you're expecting to see a few sleight-of-hand tricks with maybe a big ta-da at... More >>

  • Witness a Banging Birthday

    published September 29, 2011

    Over here at Night & Day Global Industries, some of us are big fans of birthdays. There's just something about surviving another year that makes... More >>

  • Minute to Win It

    published September 22, 2011

    Like that bag of M&M's you gobbled up while waiting your turn in the grocery line, the pieces presented during 60x60 Dance are... More >>

  • It's Not Just Lunch

    published September 22, 2011

    ANNONYArts ( has given St. Louis the gift of free dance each September for almost a... More >>

  • Let This Be Your Invitation

    published September 15, 2011

    Now, if a little bit of free dance gets you excited, what would you say if we told you that there were eight straight hours of free dance on... More >>

  • It's Not Just Lunch

    published September 15, 2011

    ANNONYArts ( has given St. Louis the gift of free dance each September for almost a... More >>

  • Chex This Out

    published September 8, 2011

    Sometimes the most thought-provoking art is created from items we see every day, the detritus that results from our consumerist, fast-paced lives.... More >>

  • Giving Is In Style

    published September 1, 2011

    The seasons are about to change -- it'll happen, we swear -- and now's the time to prepare, if for no other reason than it will be really... More >>

  • Check Out This Move

    published September 1, 2011

    St. Louis may have lost the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame to Arlington, Texas, but fortunately, it seems that when one hall of fame... More >>

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