When word leaked out this week that Elizabeth Price won the 2012 Turner Prize, an annual honor given to British visual artists - some eagle-eyed readers noticed that she'd previously been involved in the UK indie music scene. In the mid-1980s, Price attended Oxford University, where she met fellow s ... More >>
A few days after Tupac Shakur came back from New Mexico appeared as a "hologram" during last month's Coachella festival, cynics wondered aloud about the optical illusion becoming a trend. Somebody even put together a humorous "poster" advertising next year's show, which consisted exclusively of eith ... More >>
The BBC Magazine has a weekly video feature entitled "Altered States" that examines economic conditions on the local level here in America. This week's feature is on the two St. Louis' -- the one north of Delmar Boulevard, and the one south of Delmar. It can't be embedded, but you can watch it he ... More >>
Okay, St. Louis puffers, you asked for it -- and here it is: the unofficial list of city bars that have applied for an exemption from the smoking ban.
A quick word of caution: This is not a list of places that have officially been declared exempt, but rather a list of bars whose owners beli ... More >>
OK, St. Louis puffers, you asked for it, you got it: the unofficial list of city bars that have applied for an exemption from the smoking ban, to date.
A quick word of caution: this is not a list of places that have officially been declared exempt, but rather a list of bars whose owners bel ... More >>
Google MapsThe Macy's will now occupy the first three floors. The Macy's in the Railway Exchange Building at Olive and 6th Street is downsizing, according to blogger Steve Patterson. Patterson writes on his Urban Review STL that the city's only downtown department store will now occupy three floo ... More >>
Your berries might have a little something extra. Slashfood reports that California's approved methyl iodide for use as a pesticide on strawberries. It's not just the bugs who are unhappy about it - the substance is so toxic that environmental and farm workers groups have filed suit against the stat ... More >>
Chef Rene Redzepi thinks it's a shame that Christmas trees are used for a few days then discarded, so he writes in the New York Times that perhaps we should considering eating our Christmas trees. "Maybe for us Westerners the Christmas tree becomes, if only briefly, like a beloved pet. And who would ... More >>
Image viaDoug Stanhope - adored in Britain, ignored in America. Doug Stanhope is a sick man: a sufferer of umbilical hernia, a surly boozer, recidivist smoker, champion of recreational drugs, former Libertarian candidate for President, rambling social satirist and stand-up veteran who's crawling ... More >>
Competitive eating might have athletic merit. Why else would participants be so skinny? Or able to invade the stage during a contest? A BBC report looks at the tricks and politics of competitive eating.County officials shut down a small food business in Portland, Oregon, for lacking a business licen ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/etherealgoddessAs a prophylactic measure against possible violence between supporters of Kenya's president Mwai Kibaki and prime minister Raila Odinga, several Kenyan women's groups have called for a week-long sex strike.Kibaki and Odinga teamed up to form a coalition government ea ... More >>
The need to reduce meat consumption in the developed world needs to be balanced against the need for meat in the developing world. (BBC News)AB InBev loses another round of its ongoing copyright battle over the Budweiser brand in Europe. (Reuters)Signs of a thaw in the Anthony Bourdain-Rachael Ray c ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIf you haven't already eaten lunch today, stop reading now. Seriously. Go eat, come back, then dive into something that's sure to make you lose your appetite.Unreal was browsing news of the weird yesterday when we stumbled upon this whopper of a headline: "Placentas Found In Sewage ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>