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 >>
In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia.
Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music.
On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>
Image viaIf you show up at Half & Half (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-973-0446), Clayton's bustling new breakfast-and-lunch spot, at 11 a.m., smack in the middle of the Sunday brunch rush and sans reservation, expect to wait. If the host informs you that it will be about a half an hour b ... 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 >>
Sorry, Amethyst.It's curtains for Missouri strip clubs tomorrow night. In Cole County this afternoon, Circuit Judge Jon Beetem declined to grant a temporary restraining order against a new law that seriously curtails strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses in Missouri. The law, passed ... 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 >>
Photo courtesy Kaldi's CoffeeOn Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1, Zach Dyer helped judge the Midwest Regional Barista Competition, with the winner advancing to the national competition in Anaheim in April 2010. In last week's post, Dyer explained how the competition works and describe ... 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 >>
www.funnyphotos.net.auPlanning a little weekend getaway to lovely Afghanistan? Bird watching in the FARC-controlled jungles of Colombia? Visiting a quaint little health spa in Mogadishu? You're in luck.Thanks to a bill signed into law today by governor Jay Nixon, Missouri life insurance providers ca ... 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 >>
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>
Crowds huddled around the Old Courthouse Saturday afternoon to protest California's recently passed ban on same-sex marriage.
The high temperature was 39 degrees, but when in the middle of a crowd of a couple hundred people, the temperature was warmer, as the audience reacted to the w ... More >>