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  • WWE: Battleground

    published July 16, 2015

    During last March's Wrestlemania 31, Brock "the Beast" Lesnar had the WWE World Heavyweight Championship stolen out from under him by Seth... More >>

  • That's Magic

    published July 16, 2015

    Tonight at 9 p.m. at the Ready Room (4195 Manchester Avenue; 314-833-3929 or www.thereadyroom.com), the... More >>

  • Ultimate St. Louis beepball tournament

    published July 9, 2015

    Like young Jedi apprentices, the players of beepball must master body-mind coordination. Sighted players are blindfolded and then play six innings... More >>

  • Riverfest

    published July 2, 2015

    St. Louisans are conditioned to expect fireworks over a riverfront view, thanks to years of a certain Independence Day celebration. But with Fair... More >>

  • Compton Heights Concert Band

    published June 25, 2015

    In every band, some musicians are relegated to less celebrated instruments, such as the cowbell or triangle, while their peers tackle the... More >>

  • Pink Flamingos

    published June 25, 2015

    Drag queen Divine always considered himself a man -- transgressive, not transgender. And if he hadn't stepped up to the plate to consume freshly... More >>

  • Dog Sees God

    published June 18, 2015

    The cast of Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip are forever young, but some of the characters did age ever so slightly during the comic's... More >>

  • High Noon

    published June 11, 2015

    Four-time Academy Award-winning Western High Noon is the film most requested for White House screenings by sitting U.S. presidents.... More >>

  • Harley J. Spiller

    published June 4, 2015

    When discussing his collection of Chinese restaurant menus, Harley J. Spiller (a.k.a., Inspector Collector), commented that by amassing a... More >>

  • These ARE the Droids

    published June 4, 2015

    The St. Louis Science Center's (5050 Oakland Avenue; 314-289-4400 or www.slsc.org) First Friday theme this... More >>

  • Tour de Museum

    published May 28, 2015

    Trailnet continues to lead the way to a happier, healthier life with Tour de Museum, a leisurely eight-mile bicycle ride to some of St.... More >>

  • Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

    published May 21, 2015

    Leonard Nimoy is no longer with us, but he truly took his character's sage advice to live long and prosper to heart during his time here. The... More >>

  • Show Me Burlesque Festival

    published May 21, 2015

    Never has the state's nickname been more appropriate than it is now, when the bold, beautiful, bodacious bodies of the Show-Me Burlesque... More >>

  • Show Me Burlesque Festival

    published May 21, 2015

    Never has the state's nickname been more appropriate than it is now, when the bold, beautiful, bodacious bodies of the Show-Me Burlesque... More >>

  • Trek Nation

    published May 21, 2015

    Leonard Nimoy is no longer with us, but he truly took his character's sage advice to live long and prosper to heart during his time here. The... More >>

  • The Rat Pack Is Back

    published May 14, 2015

    As of now, what happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas -- it's at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1111 or More >>

  • Hitler's Brain in an Ape's Body

    published May 14, 2015

    In the comics a hero is only as super as his or her villain. Over the years, Doctor Doom, Magneto, Kite Man and countless other foes have paraded... More >>

  • Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

    published May 7, 2015

    Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson was voted "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive" by People magazine, a modern-day Tycho Brahe with a PhD and a NASA... More >>

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

    published May 7, 2015

    Dozens of Broadway musicals have been adapted from the stage to the screen, but such a straight and narrow path would be entirely too conventional... More >>

  • Free Comic Book Day

    published April 30, 2015

    This Saturday comic shops in all six corners of the multiverse celebrate Free Comic Book Day, an annual event in which publishers craft... More >>

  • Sweet & Sticky SeXXXy Ice Cream Social

    published April 23, 2015

    Following his success entertaining children with Sesame Street, Jim Henson launched The Muppet Show in 1976 to appeal to a broader... More >>

  • Tab Hunter Confidential

    published April 23, 2015

    Tab Hunter was on top of the world in the 1950s. He beat out James Dean for the star-making part of a young Marine who marries the girl next door... More >>

  • Best of the Second City

    published April 23, 2015

    When it comes to cracking audiences up, The Second City is second to none. With alumni that include John Belushi, Tina Fey, Steve Carell,... More >>

  • Telegraph

    published April 16, 2015

    Will Jacobs' play Telegraph won last year's A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival. Now it gets a full production through Washington... More >>

  • From Picasso to Fontana: Collecting Modern and Postwar Art in the Eisendrath Years, 1960-1968

    published April 9, 2015

    Under the direction of William N. Eisendrath, Jr., the Washington University Gallery of Art acquired a treasure trove of seminal modern work from... More >>

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