Mid-century modernist architecture sits at the crossroads in St. Louis. It is reaching the age where many of its detractors consider it obsolete, a relic not attuned to the needs of present-day society. Meanwhile, the average American sees this period of architecture with a mix of suspicion or indif ... More >>
Operating a small, historic house museum is never easy, even in the best of times. In the worst of times -- such as earlier this month when a a pipe burst and destroyed new carpeting and other renovations at the Chatillon-DeMenil House -- the challenges of fundraising and logistics can seem overwhel ... More >>
The Lewis & Clark Branch of the St. Louis County Library is an architectural marvel -- a midcentury, modernist design with stained glass windows. But it's also 50 years old and 20 percent too small, according to the ten-year library facilities plan voters funded with a $108 million bond last year, ... More >>
They arrived at 7:30 this morning, long before Delmar Avenue would fill with traffic. Soon they had transformed a metered piece of asphalt in front of Blueberry Hill into a makeshift greenhouse with donated plants from Bohn's Farm, borrowed milk crates from area grocery stores, and a half-dozen hast ... More >>
Mike Shannon, former Cardinals player and current radio-host-turned-restauranteur is at it again. The owners of Mike Shannon's Steaks and Seafood (620 Market Street; 314-421-1540) are opening Mike Shannon's Grill (871 South Arbor Vitae, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-655-9911), an upscale-casual eatery ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, December 21. St. Louis Skatium, 120 Catalan Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, November 1. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
The Professional Theatre Council announced its nominees for the 2012 Kevin Kline Awards last night in person at Tucci & Fresta Trattoria and simultaneously online at its Facebook page. As has been the case since the awards' inception, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Muny and Stages do ... More >>
Tell us about that sexy jacket...Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending September 4, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. This w ... More >>
Image viaScreenprinted tortillas are coming to Cherokee StreetWhip out your [bound and boutique-crafted] day planners, all you printmaking junkies:1) The Cherokee Print League is doing their 3rd Annual Holiday sale on Dec. 4, don't forget. 2) The nation's premier printmaking conference -- that of ... More >>
image viaWe uncovered a lot of fascinating stories last summer while we were compiling our Literary St. Louis project, and one of our favorites was that Walt Whitman's brother, Thomas Jefferson Whitman (known as Jeff), had designed and built the water tower on North Grand Avenue and 20th Stre ... More >>
Back in the day, Peter Frampton showed us the way, thanks to a before-its-time Heil Talk Box and luscious feathered hair. Recently, he's become an avid Twitter user, won a Grammy for his instrumental album, Fingerprints, and unleashed a summer tour with Yes. Above all, Frampton will be releasing a n ... More >>
Local photographer Jim Trotter keeps telling people about how worker-bees on George Clooney's Up in the Air rented one of his photographs to use in the movie, and, well, "everyone is so excited about it," Trotter says, "so, hell, I got excited, too!"A month or so ago, a set designer working on the m ... More >>
Say what you will about Trent Reznor, but the man has a sense of humor. He released a jokey "new album" a bit ago via Twitter, called Strobe Light. It's a very obvious -- but subtle -- satire on pop/hip-hop crossovers (and perhaps a slight dig at Chris Cornell, whose recent album was produced b ... More >>
We admit it. We struck out. Over the past couple years the brain trust here at RFT has come up with some unusual proposals for the scorched earth next to Busch Stadium, a.k.a. "The Future Home of Ballpark Village." We've suggested that architect Frank Gehry and media tycoon Emily Pulitzer get ... More >>
I'll have a couple of year-end mixes for A to Z readers on Monday (my crushing hangover and then the raging cold I subsequently developed meant I wasn't much up to, um, anything yesterday), but until then, I'd like to throw out a question. We talked about music community new year's resolutions over ... More >>
SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.
Saturday, May 13, at 9 p.m. Lemmons (5800 Gravois Avenue)
The Black Rep puts on Intimate Apparel to top off its season
Outlaw printmakers ransack town
Not even the most valiant effort can redeem City of Angels
The Gateway Arch
Wassenaar uncovers meaning in fragments of ordinary signs
Emily Pulitzer's gift to St. Louis has arrived in a concrete box. Hidden inside: the portrait of a woman who changed the city.
Opera Theatre's take on Offenbach's light comedy The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein is joyful and sure-handed
Week of January 3, 2001
Westin St. Louis Hotel at Cupples Station
UM-St. Louis' Gallery 210