If you are in my advertising demographic -- 18 to 34 -- the pop culture you loved as a child is terrible. The Power Rangers were terrible, the Transformers were terrible, the Ninja Turtles were terrible. Michael Bay didn't ruin any of it; it came pre-ruined. I loved all of it (I love the memory of i ... More >>
Seán Collins is a consummate veteran radio producer. The St. Louisan spent twenty years producing for NPR on national shows like All Things Considered, Morning Edition and This American Life. But Collins never produced a film. Until now. In 2009, he became enamored with the talent of a 16-year-ol ... More >>
Recently Joe Steinhardt took a moment to ponder the year that had just passed, and didn't like what he saw. Steinhardt runs one of my favorite music labels, Don Giovanni Records. His New Jersey-based outfit was built, as he tells it, to promote the music his friends made. His label is now blessed ... More >>
Airlines booked 16 percent more flights from St. Louis to Denver since December 1, and number crunchers think marijuana tourism may be behind the boost. Demand for flights to Denver jumped to 10 percent above the national average this month, peaking at 14 percent during the first week of January, s ... More >>
In July, a local family filed a lawsuit agains the Archdiocese of St. Louis, alleging that Archbishop Robert Carlson attempted to cover up a priest's sex abuse and tamper with evidence in the process. This suit, surrounding Father Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang, was filed after Carlson was subpoenaed in the ... More >>
Sleigh Bells and AraabMuzik have just announced a co-headlining fall 2012 tour, and it will stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd) on October 28. Expect the loudness and riffage to have your ears ringing right through Halloween. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m., unless you head over to the ... More >>
Ten hours of sleep and a coffee addiction so dangerous it mirrors delirium tremens isn't always enough to keep Gut Check spry at work, so we're somewhat embarrassed to learn that prehistoric Cahokians built massive mounds with little more than a cup of black tea. Yes, according to a new study by Pa ... More >>
The Shins was indie-rock royalty, ruling the last decade with a often-brilliant combination of soft-spoken and frenetic music. Yet the band seemed to evaporate after the release of 2007's Wincing the Night Away, leaving fans to either listen to Oh Inverted World for a much-needed nostalgic fix or to ... More >>
The Shins, dormant for the last few years, will return in 2012 with Port of Morrow and a U.S. tour that includes a stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-616) on June 4. Tickets are $32 for general admission or $37 for reserved balcony spots and go on sale Friday at 5 p.m. The Shins, ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Slay reacts to news that he won't be home for Snowmaggedon '11.Updated 8:35 a.m. with a hilarious new out take! St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay missed the blizzard that sacked much of Missouri yesterday and left his fair city coated in a few inches of ice and sleet. The mayor was in Albuquerque. As ... More >>
It's not often that an artist sends in a press kit that makes us stop in our tracks. But a handcrafted, epically beautiful release landed in our laps recently, that of Daydream Lullaby's sleep | wake | delete EP. The music sounds just as quixotic the name implies. Eric Ryszkiewicz, who just happen ... More >>
Joe Deal, a landscape photographer who played an influential role in the development of the "New Topographics" movement, which showed the influence of humans upon the natural world, died last Friday in Providence, Rhode Island, of bladder cancer. He was 62. From 1989 to 1999, he served as dean of wh ... More >>
It's that time of week again: In these hours before the weekend, you're left to wonder how to spend the next 50-60 hours. Before you begin the YouTube marathon on your couch, scan our weekly list of suggestions for affordable entertainment and then get out there! (But first, get dear old mom somethi ... More >>
Surely the people behind a magazine called MovieMaker would have seen Up in the Air. Surely those same people, if they were compiling a list of the ten best cities in the U.S. for moviemakers (or MovieMakers), would have taken note of how well St. Louis plays Omaha and several other middle-American ... More >>
Remove Sam Shepard from this reimagining of a Frank O'Connor short story, and what's left?
Why do U.S. restaurants use lower-quality non-authentic queso?
Does it matter who's doing the cat-calling? Should it?
Elvira Arellano is no Rosa Parks. She's more like Jesus.
B-Sides covers, well, the covers repertoire of the Bad Plus and learns about Todd Mosby's newfangled imratgitar.
Week of October 5, 2006
Week of August 24, 2006
Week of August 9, 2006
"What's Wrong with America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!
Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley struggle through floundering frights
Monday, March 24; Creepy Crawl
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
Saturday, August 3; Galaxy
Week of July 10, 2002
Local heroes Nadine drove hundreds of miles to perform at SXSW, the music industry's biggest clusterfuck. Was it worth it?
These Sub Pop recording artists may hail from Albuquerque, but musically they're all over the map
Thursday, March 2; Off Broadway