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    Love & Mercy Hits the Highs and Lows of Brian Wilson's Life

    published June 4, 2015

    So many words have been written about Brian Wilson that it is difficult, if not impossible, to get an accurate picture of the man who gave the... More >>

  • Wizard World St. Louis

    published May 21, 2015

    So, a Khaleesi, a Jedi and a Dalek walk into a convention center...because this is the weekend for the Wizard World St. Louis comic... More >>


    This Antony and Cleopatra Fails to Hit the Highest Heights

    published May 27, 2015

    For many people, the arrival of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' annual production signals the official start of summer. A night on the lawn at Shakespeare Glen with a bang-up cast of actors performing... More >>

  • Cortango Orquesta

    published May 14, 2015

    Are you on the hunt for a cheap and romantic date night? You're in luck, because Cortango Orquesta performs a free show at 7:30 p.m.... More >>

  • Akio Takamori

    published May 14, 2015

    Ceramicist Akio Takamori was raised in Japan but studied with Ken Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute. His figurative sculptures... More >>

  • David Row and Robert Zungu

    published May 14, 2015

    The Philip Slein Gallery offers a double helping of contemporary art in its new show. David Row: Deep Focus is the first St. Louis... More >>

  • African Dance Celebration

    published May 14, 2015

    Prepare to have your senses dazzled tonight at the African Dance Celebration. This year's show is titled Kids Crossing Oceans, and... More >>

  • Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

    published May 7, 2015

    George Caleb Bingham was born in Virginia but made his name here in St. Louis. The painter earned a living from his portraits (and various... More >>

  • Matthew Pearl

    published May 7, 2015

    Society's struggle with comprehending (and obeying) copyright law is not new to the Internet age. At the end of the nineteenth century books were... More >>

  • St. Louis Dance Festival

    published May 7, 2015

    The St. Louis dance community suffered a great loss when Dr. B.N. Premachandra, the president of Dances of India, passed away in December. Dr.... More >>


    My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding Is a Delightful, Grounded Rom-Com

    published May 13, 2015

    My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding is not what you think it is. Oh, sure, the title's a mouthful that promises a great deal of proselytizing and earnestness, but it's just a way to get your att... More >>

  • Small Buildings: built, unbuilt, unbuildable

    published May 7, 2015

    Architects are sculptors who work on a grand scale. But before that high rise or home can be built, it must be visualized. Architects first create... More >>

  • Vija Celmins: Intense Realism

    published April 30, 2015

    American artist Vija Celmins displays her love of the natural world (the night sky, the desert floor, the ocean) in her magnificently dense... More >>

  • Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles

    published April 30, 2015

    Despite its braininess and high-flown ideals, Star Trek was not too fancy to have a goofy episode now and then. David Gerrold's "The... More >>

  • Cinco de Mayo

    published April 30, 2015

    You may have heard recently that Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee and the People's Joy Parade are bigger than ever, and the rumors are true. (For... More >>

  • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

    published April 30, 2015

    This still-new baseball season has brought its share of surprises for St. Louis Cardinals fans. Yadier isn't picking off runners like he... More >>

  • Kevin Smith

    published April 23, 2015

    Somewhere along the way from Clerks to today, Kevin Smith transitioned from filmmaker to multimedia guy-you-know. His blog, his daily... More >>


    Inconceivable! Cary Elwes Cancels Book Tour

    published Apr 30, 2015

    Tough break for all fans of The Princess Bride and professionally handsome man Cary Elwes: Elwes has canceled his Monday, May 4, appearance at Webster University's Moore Auditorum. The actor was tou... More >>


    The Black Rep's Stellar Island Has Uncomfortable Parallels

    published Apr 29, 2015

    On the surface, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's musical Once on This Island is a fable. The straightforward plot, the colorful cast of characters and the strong moral about love healing a broken so... More >>

  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    published April 16, 2015

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner offered an ecological message long before the environmental movement... More >>

  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

    published April 16, 2015

    Kumiko is a young Japanese woman who is completely isolated in crowded Tokyo. Stuck in a menial job and stuck under her mother's thumb, her only... More >>


    Shualee Cook's An Invitation Out Is Set in a World of Virtual Reality

    published Apr 23, 2015

    Local playwright Shualee Cook credits Oscar Wilde's witty repartee as the inspiration for her comedy of manners, An Invitation Out. Futurist William Gibson's vision of the Internet as a realm of virtu... More >>

  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    published April 16, 2015

    Charles Dickens wrote an enormous amount in his lifetime (A Tale of Two Cities clocks in at a staggering 46 million words, if high school... More >>

  • MythBusters: Jamie & Adam Unleashed

    published April 16, 2015

    Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage have made science an explosive, kinetic, hands-on experience for the past thirteen years with their show... More >>

  • Richard III: The King Under the Car Park

    published April 9, 2015

    King Richard III has a black reputation because of his alleged child murdering, brother killing and general ruthlessness. That all resulted in his... More >>

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