St. Louis has been named America's happiest city, and the reason why is so idiotic that it's making us furious. Jetpac City Guides, developers of a travel app launched today, analyzed 100 million photos for four key signs of happiness: smiles, hipster mustaches, bright lipstick and blue skies.
In addition to an extensive acting and stand-up resume, Brian Posehn has forged a unique career path for himself by taking on projects that deal with things he truly loves. From Dungeons and Dragons to Anthrax (the band, possibly the substance as well) to Comic books, he's turned nerdiness into an ... More >>
Peter Hughes, who now plays bass with the Mountain Goats, had a band called DiskothiQ in the '90s. It was, in Hughes' words, "semi-competent indie-rock with bad singing." Together with his brother Kevin and Kevin Trapp, he released four albums. They have some truly wonderful moments but probably ser ... More >>
Sleepy Kitty's debut full length, Infinity City, had an informal release party last week at the Royale. The band is playing a show tomorrow at Pig Slop with Cowboy Indian Bear and Little Big Bangs. We are introducing a feature, Live and Local, to help introduce St. Louis bands to people who ... More >>
Suzy RustThick brick walls insulate the Dee-Lux Dine from churning fumes of burning funk.Heading north on Illinois Route 111 into Roxana, the road tops a floodwall and from the crest of its rise loom the twisting stacks of the Conoco Phillips refinery, gray and smoking, like our emphysematous ... More >>
380 million eggs have been recalled for possible salmonella. CNN reports that Wright County Eggs in Iowa voluntarily recalled the possibly-tainted eggs. The company plans to pasteurize their remaining stocks of the eggs to kill the bacteria. St. Louis area Walgreens stores sell eggs from Wright Coun ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/sethgainesThe old Tuscumbia Bridge. She ain't what she used to be. Ain't what she used to be.In recent weeks a lot of states have gone to extraordinary lengths -- as if a free trip to Disneyland were at stake -- to make the case that they were first to break ground in tho ... More >>
Hats off and kudos to Josh Freese, who has brought the art of personalized albums and name-your-price giveaways and record bells-and-whistles to new heights. The Vandals/ex-NIN drummer is releasing a full-length titled Since 1972 on March 24 (online at joshfreese.com) and in stores (April 14). Like ... More >>
Scheduled for release this week.
Week of April 12, 2007
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
Unreal looks into the future and sees... debt and tennis shoes. Plus: a bat house for sale and a Benz full of beer.
Week of June 22, 2006
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
A terminal kid seeks a stroke of luck in One Last Thing...
Disney parades its pooches through the frigid Eight Below
A soda called Pipi Bubble, Austria's last wandering shepherd, a boat made of 164,321 wine corks: It's all here
Mindhunters is truly stupid fun
Before the Poison (Anti-/Nave)
Tea ceremonies, anime, Taiko drumming and more await at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie
Week of November 26, 2003
Don't Tempt Me with this teasing battle for one man's soul
Neil Hamburger just might be hipper than you are, but that doesn't mean you can't take his calls; meanwhile, St. Louis courts record their cases on handy stone tablets.
Tastes of Tilles and Central West End
Treasure Planet reveals an embarrassment of riches
Simon Wells tinkers with his great-grandpa H.G.'s Time Machine
The Missouri Botanical Garden spills the secrets of wedding-cake creators
Shrek offers an amusing, if empty, fractured fairytale
Directed by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey
St. Louis Art Museum, through Sept. 24
The 2000 Valley of Flowers Festival promises something for everyone
By Michael McKinlay (Midnight Productions)
A Disney-trained designer descends on the Alton Belle Casino's new venture, the Spirit of America
Directed by Tim Burton
UM-St. Louis' Gallery 210