Comprising some fifteen hours of music and four distinct operas, Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, a vast operatic spectacle filled with gods, valkyries, giants and mortals, calls for more than 100 musicians. The composer not only devised new instruments to achieve the Ring's signature sound ... More >>
It takes twenty stomps to ascend the white staircase to David Beeman's Native Sound Studio. Only after one navigates a bar in the midst of construction are the stairs visible. Two confused, yet affable builders stare bemused. The bespectacled nods left and says, "You just go up those stairs. Don't t ... More >>
Last week, Larry Conners once again got national attention when he officially filed a complaint against his former KMOV-TV (Channel 4) bosses, alleging that he faced discrimination and retaliation in his firing. Some have since mocked him for his claims that he was treated unfairly because he is a w ... More >>
Many people come up with the dumbest ideas of their lives during college. But, as Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, observes, some pretty good ideas have come from college students, too: Facebook, FedEx, Dell computers, Google, Reddit, t ... More >>
Diana BenantiKreayshawnKreayshawn | Neon Indian The Blue Note October 26, 2011 Better Than: Actually being a minor again. By now the myth of the Kreayshawn is as huge as the chasm between her sound and aesthetic and that of her current mini-tour mate Neon Indian. Still though, this was a N ... More >>
image viaAhmed Hassan, host of Yard Wars and the perfect man to recreate Busch Stadium in your yard!Guess what? There are Cubs fans in St. Louis. They even live in harmony with their Cardinals fan neighbors. But now the DIY Network is storming into town to stir up trouble. In a special episod ... More >>
"Questionable" material is filtered off the menu at Saint Louis Bread Co.
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas
Digital music lets us carry our personalities in our pockets
Hellcab is a 70-minute angst ride in a one-horse-open taxi
Channel 4's Julius Hunter sends a murder suspect to hell
Leon Bierbaum's renowned namesake restaurant needs some polishing
Cherokee Street is trying to reclaim its working-class heritage. But the power brokers have made their peace with poverty.
Elaine Viets pens murder mysteries set in a parallel St. Louis from her new home in South Florida