On a trip to Bogota, Columbia, St. Louis natives Julia van Horn and Jack Grelle found an amazing poster in the very first bar they visited.
First Punch Film Productions has been busy rolling tape the last few months (well, rolling digital data). The local film company releases two new videos tonight: one from local band Née and the other for Colombian rap group, Los Calvos. Filmed simultaneously in different parts of the world, the vid ... More >>
James HoffmannDream big: A participant in a past World Barista Championship. The South Central Regionals take place in St. Louis this weekend, April 1-3.What's that buzz? It's the sound of baristas and coffee aficionados descending on the Chase Park Plaza today, April 1, through Sunday for th ... More >>
Saturday, May 1, saw the first of four planned Open Streets events in St. Louis. The project, founded in Bogota, Colombia, closes major thoroughfares to automobile traffic in an effort to encourage pedestrian use. In St. Louis, that meant shutting down Lindell Boulevard from just east of Kingshig ... More >>
Click image for larger view of route.This blogger hadn't. That is, not until I called Mayor Francis Slay's office (on a different matter) and ended up talking to Helen Yane. Yane serves as the coordinator for the mayor's Open Streets initiative that plans to temporarily close several large St. Lo ... More >>
Lo Mejor de Monserrate. It means, "the best of Monserrate." This perhaps presumptuous claim is the name of a tiny cooperative nestled high in the mountains of Colombia's Huila coffee region. Last month Tyler Zimmer and Mike Marquard of Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company visited Monserrate. This was a r ... More >>
Waldo Jaquith, Wikimedia CommonsGut Check is thrilled to welcome back one of Riverfront Times' most popular columns, Drink of the Week -- and to introduce its new author, Alicia Lohmar.I had my first cocktail on a trip to Paris with my dad when I was sixteen. We were at a restaurant he called Po ... More >>
A woman chugs drugs to save her family in Maria Full of Grace
Week of March 24, 2004
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