rss Email Author Ben Westhoff


  • 2014 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published September 10, 2013

    "Becoming Riff Raff"

  • 2012 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published December 1, 2011

    "Bud Bundy, Original Gangsta"

  • 2007 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists

    "Ace of Spaides"

  • 2006 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published September 14, 2005

    "Rap vs. Rapture"

2005 Stories by Ben Westhoff

Archives: 2013 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
  • Highly Rank

    published April 13, 2005

    Until fairly recently Washington University students could pretty much count on adding the modifier "in St. Louis" when identifying their school... More >>

  • Serengeti

    published April 13, 2005

    Despite living in Chicago, Serengeti put out his first two albums on St. Louis labels. His debut, Dirty Flamingo, was produced by DJ... More >>

  • My Sweet Lore

    published March 30, 2005

    To be perfectly truthful, we were hoping to see the University of Kentucky make the Final Four. Not because we had a large sum of money riding on... More >>

  • Get Your Nude On

    published March 30, 2005

    While strip joints have pretty much been zoned out of St. Louis proper, around these parts east side is pretty much synonymous with... More >>

  • Love-Hate

    published March 23, 2005

    Last December we profiled local jazz vocalist Erin Bode in these pages ["Not Norah," December 8, 2004]. The next week her debut album, Don't... More >>

  • School Ties

    published February 16, 2005

    What with the ongoing soap opera that is the St. Louis Public Schools, did you ever wonder what members of the St. Louis Board of Education do... More >>

  • Mother!

    published February 16, 2005

    Glenn Danzig is a legend. He's fronted two and a half great bands, he's cranked out at least six albums that are true classics of hardcore and/or... More >>

  • JERbear | Junior Jer

    published February 16, 2005

    JERbear and Junior Jer are the folk and hip-hop alter-egos, respectively, of Washington University philosophy major Jeremy Weissman. The albums... More >>

  • Dried Out

    published February 9, 2005

    On a recent Thursday afternoon inside the Gargoyle on the Washington University campus, the DJ seems to be playing nothing but variations on... More >>

  • Falling Tyde

    published January 26, 2005

    Karim takes a seat at Meshuggah Coffee House and pops the top off a bottle of Nantucket Nectars juice. The oversize, soft-spoken local MC has a... More >>

  • Lojic

    published January 26, 2005

    Lojic member Helias says that his band sometimes gets compared to Incubus and 311, but don't let that stop you from checking Logic out at... More >>

  • C-Mobile

    published January 5, 2005

    The trappings of attorney Christopher Young's office are predictably mundane: gold-rimmed desk nameplate, computer, printer and cell phone. Look a... More >>

Display results per page << Prev  |  1  |  2
Archives: 2013 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003