With the long weekend upon us, no doubt you've got some cheapy freeloaders crashing on your couch, looking to you for entertainment. Here are eight great diversions to while away the time, selected while we were researching last year's Best of St. Louis awards. Speaking of, this year's Best of St. ... More >>
These are exciting times for the Gateway Arch. Our local icon is four years away from its 50th anniversary, and it's scheduled to have an entirely new look by the time that date rolls around. The City The Arch The River international design competition sought plans to complete architect Eero Saar ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
...our friends at Urban STL have taken the trouble of reading through them all and providing critical summaries. We're really grateful, too: Some of those proposals are long. (SOM-Hargreaves-BIG and your 337 pages, we're looking at you.)
Critiques of all five proposals are up on the Urban STL websi ... More >>
Finnish-born architect Eero Saarinen didn't live long enough to see the completion of his masterwork -- St. Louis' own Gateway Arch. He died in 1961, two years before construction even began.Happy birthday, old chap!Had Saarinen lived (and lived and lived) he would have been 100 years old today. ... More >>
At 9 a.m. tomorrow, the National Park Service will unveil proposals from the five finalists vying to redesign the grounds surrounding St. Louis' Gateway Arch. Mayor Francis Slay will make an appearance, as well as the park's superintendent and the manager of the competition.It should be quite the ... More >>
The Eero Saarinen exhibit "Shaping the Future" on display earlier this year at Wash. U's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is now headed to New York. While St. Louisan like to lay claim to Saarinen for his design of the iconic Gateway Arch, New Yorkers also consider the Finnish architect their own f ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Show: The International, an anemic thriller/travel porn about the laughably transparent evilness ... More >>
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Artist Mary Miss' plan for the space next to the new Federal Courthouse is vastly different from the statues and monolithic sculptures of the past. It's public art that actually keeps the public in mind.