Donna Northcott wanted to direct The Liar. How could she not? David Ives' hysterical adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 1643 farce simply crackles with comedic wit. Written in 2010 The Liar not only offered Northcott an opportunity to direct a fresh new work, but it also afforded her theater company, ... More >>
St. Louis multi-instrumentalist Ryan Carpenter has just returned from Vienna to God's favorite country, America. He slurps a gin and tonic as it stains the table with perspiration, leans back and speaks. "You know, I've never been much of a writer. I arrange a lot," he muses. "I have written songs ... More >>
SLIFF Picks Up Speed: the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival has never looked better
Last Thursday, incumbent Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder sounded a wee bit paranoid while talking to conservative radio host Dana Loesch. The reason: A United Nations-affiliated group will be observing the November 6 general elections here in Missouri and several other states. Such monitors, Kinder ... 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 >>
Photos courtesy of the artistsKate Middleton and Prince William are getting married in a matter of hours (have you heard about this at all?). You can watch the Royal Wedding via webcam, but let's be honest: Weddings are boring when you're actually there. So we'll take a pass on grainy video f ... More >>
Big Star's shadow is looming large at this year's SXSW.The text that Alex Chilton had died came through just before midnight on the first full day of South By Southwest 2010 in Austin. I was on my way to the sleeze-and-cheese-and-bathroom-cologne club Prague to see the anti-Alex, Billy Bragg, ... More >>
Gerry Fraley had a pretty good (if predictable) story in yesterday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the prevalence of so-called smokeless tobacco among major leaguers. I say predictable because the story was undoubtedly inspired by St. Louis Cardinals phenom Chris Duncan, whose prodigious output at t ... More >>
Erik Molberg Hansen Filmmaker Eva Mulvad David Dunstedter and Alex Primm want me to look at a tree. Or, rather, a half-tree. Strike that: The tree they want me to see is a 300-pound sculpture, the front covered in rough bark, the back hollowed out. In the hollow is a microphone. St. Louis artis ... More >>
Columbia's True/False Film Festival tops itself. Again.
The Black Rep moves Macbeth to war-ravaged Africa
Vincent's Market, 2400 South 12th Street, 314-772-4710
We cave dive for beats and talk with Kip Winger and Sonia Dada
Week of March 31, 2004
It's about fission, but there's no bang
RCA unearths 100 "lost" Elvis recordings, just in time to celebrate his death day
Who'll get voted out when aldermen redraw ward lines?
The Unheard Music Series reissues Funky Donkey, a classic of St. Louis jazz
Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys
Picking the best of a bad movie year
St. Louis author Qiu Xiaolong's new book is as much an examination of social and political upheaval in Chinese society as it is a mystery novel
They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.