By Jonny Whiteside While rock & roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Alway ... More >>
Way to go, bookworms. Your fervent page-flipping and e-book ingesting has put St. Louis high on Amazon.com's list of the most well-read cities in America. St. Louis comes in at No. 11 on the list, between No. 12 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and No. 10 Columbia, South Carolina. Alexandria, Virginia, to ... More >>
Plenty of locked and loaded local bands let loose with brand new releases this weekend, including Brotherfather, Pistols and the Sisters and the Glass Cavalry. In addition to these great shows, the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl fills the street with swing on Saturday and a number of touring acts pay vi ... More >>
Askinosie Chocolate based in Springfield, Missouri, was recently awarded its fifth silver Sofi Award in the category of "Outstanding Chocolate" by the National Association of Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) for its new dark milk chocolate and black licorice bar. It's also a finalist for the organizati ... More >>
Mayer Hawthorne and the County | the Stepkids May 22, 2012 The Firebird Mayer Hawthorne is so smooth. His pitch-perfect pipes slide from fragile falsetto to deep, soul-filled croon; his style and swagger resemble a mix of Buddy Holly and Andre 3000. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, less than 50 miles f ... More >>
We'll start this post off by recognizing the fact that yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing in town on Friday (Scottrade Center); as is Local H (Firebird), but Friday is already well-represented below with another what-is-this-1996 artist, Snoop Dogg, playing at Pop's and roots-reggae pioneer Might ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
image viaIs there anything sadder than an empty bookstore?The end is here, after months of being near. To anyone who has been spending time at area Borders stores over the past week or so and seen people carrying out the shelves and the tables and other fixtures, this news should come as no s ... More >>
Photo by Vanessa HeinsRural Alberta Advantage/Loud Huron/Tall Buildings The Firebird Friday, April 22 It was Show vs. the Tornado. Battling through wind, rain, hail and lightning, a good-sized crowd made it out to the Firebird, where Rural Alberta Advantage sang songs about natural disasters ... More >>
Susie Bright is a writer, sex educator, editor, feminist and all-around rabble-rouser. And she's coming to St. Louis! You can check her out at a signing for her latest work, the autobiographical "Big Sex Little Death" at Left Bank Books' Central West End location on Sunday April 17 at 4 p.m., or ... More >>
Our mouths watered when we checked out the March issue of Maxim magazine -- and not just because Michelle Trachtenberg was on the cover. The mag's editors decided to name our own Bar 101, on South Broadway, one the top sixteen sports bars in America, giving praise to the establishment for its ... More >>
image viaIs this what lies ahead for Borders?Update February 16, 2 p.m.: Borders in Brentwood has been spared! But on the slated-to-close list are the stores at Central Plaza in Ballwin, Chesterfield Mall and Mid-Rivers Mall in St. Peters. Along with the Brentwood location, the Borders store ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 29. Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Avenue.
Askinosie ChocolateShawn Askinosie (left) teaches a Tanzanian farmer how to roast cocoa beans.When Riverfront Times visited the Askinosie Chocolate factory in Springfield last winter, founder and proprietor Shawn Askinosie promised he would take members of the Cocoa Honors program at the fact ... More >>
Finnish-born architect Eero Saarinen didn't live long enough to see the completion of his masterwork -- St. Louis' own Gateway Arch. He died in 1961, two years before construction even began.Happy birthday, old chap!Had Saarinen lived (and lived and lived) he would have been 100 years old today. ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergTo read a profile of Match Meat founder Allison Burgess, click hereMatch Meat, the St. Louis-based company that puts a new spin on vegetarian meat alternatives, has been making strides beyond its home turf. According to company spokeswoman Susan Iskiwitch, veggie-friendly s ... More >>
It was the end of the week of the end of the world (to paraphrase Jon Stewart) and (to paraphrase Michael Stipe) everyone felt fine. More than fine, judging by the smiles, clapping hands and dancing (mostly, sometimes not quite) bodies squeezed (but not jammed) onto the dance floor at th ... More >>
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8 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
Week of September 28, 2006
Idol Tryouts Two: Ghostly International Vol. Two (Ghostly International)
The long and tipsy road to the World Series of Beer Pong
Week of January 19, 2006
Saturday, April 30; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Everybody loves the Ann Arbor Film Fest
Friday, April 4; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.
Homegrown goods take center stage at the Best of Missouri Market
Week of September 25, 2002
On his latest album, bookworm musician Jim Roll collaborates with two music-geek novelists
Saturday, Jan. 19; Cicero's
Former friends reckon with reality in Linklater's Tape
Dozens of patients died on nurse Richard Williams' watch, but he was never charged. Did authorities do too little, too late?
The Edison's Ovations! Series gets back on its feet with new managing director Charlie Robin
Enthusiasm fueled Ken Burns' new documentary on jazz, but the pursuit of profit also looms large
Webster University's latest offering of short films makes for long discussions
Thursday, Sept. 7; Ike's Place, Washington University
Saying farewell to Ovations! Series artistic director Evy Warshawski