A former St. Louisan who joined the Israel Defense Forces was injured by an explosive device in Gaza Wednesday during ground operations. The St. Louis Jewish Light reports that Max Levin, 21, was part of a special unit that handled and disarmed explosive devices. During a house-to-house mission, th ... More >>
People gathered in front of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Lindell Boulevard Sunday to mourn the nearly 200 Palestinians killed by Israeli military attacks over the past week. But they also came to protest what they claim to be is unfair media coverage and a U.S. government that sends vas ... More >>
According to my new calendar, the word of the day is "volant," and it is defined as "moving lightly" or "nimble." I'm not really sure how to incorporate that into a post recommending shows for this week, but I'll do my damnedest. Legendary metal monsters Corrosion of Conformity play the Firebird to ... More >>
Submitted for your consideration: Every newly-announced show this week! KDHX's Tribute to R.E.M. on April 27 is sure to be packed -- which is especially good, considering it is a benefit show for the independent radio station. Don Glover, star of NBC's Community brings his rapping alter-ego Childish ... More >>
Diplomacy between nations doesn't always involve dignitaries or high-level negotiations. A group with a presence in St. Louis engages in "cultural diplomacy," which involves exchanging musical expertise between Americans and countries often hit hard by conflict. Since it became incorporated as a non ... More >>
Doesn't look like Lupe Fiasco is going to get invited to perform at the White House anytime soon.Damn it, Lupe. Perhaps no other active rapper injects his music with such intelligence, such thoughtful ideas, such reasonable positions. The Chicago native put the Midwest on the map as a hotbe ... More >>
Will his death create more violence?The State Department has issued a worldwide travel advisory for Americans following the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces yesterday. For now, at least, it's unclear what bin Laden's death might mean for al-Qaida, the terrorist group he helped ... More >>
Where it goes down today.Activists who favor stricter clean-energy legislation, and oppose the controversial Murkowski resolution, are holding a rally at 10 a.m. today at BP gas station on Delmar.The rally is being organized by Repower America and its Missouri chapter, plus like-minded groups suc ... More >>
Image sourceIt's been a grim week so far -- oil continues to spill out into the Gulf, the Israeli Army fought a Gaza aid flotilla and Al and Tipper Gore are separating -- and it's about to get grimmer. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who has been going to hilarious lengths to protes ... More >>
This weekend's cheap cost-effective distractions include free wine tasting, improv comedy, rap music from the Holy Land and an LGBTQ film festival, all for $10 or less.Cloud Nine at Webster University (Friday)Fans of provocative and innovative theater will find much to their liking in Caryl Churchil ... More >>
Though St. Louis may be similar to a war zone, at least according to reigning Ass Clown of the Week Brewster McCracken, 21-year-old soldier Chiyya Smason has chosen to go fight for the Israeli Army.In return for this noble sacrifice (c'mon, Chiyya, don't you know St. Louis needs you?), the Israeli D ... More >>
Former president and peanut farmer-turned-diplomat Jimmy Carter will be at the downtown location of Left Bank Books on February 10.Carter will talk about his latest book, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work. Appropriate timing for such a book, with its instruction manual-like t ... More >>
In today's news: guilty pleas in China's melamine scandal, a food crisis in the Gaza Strip and wine sales in the recession.
Dennis gazes back admiringly at St. Louis theater's year that was.
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
In Via Dolorosa, New Jewish Theatre presents an eye-opening production.
Week of December 28, 2006
Gary's Fine Dining
How Joe Sacco learned to stop worrying and love war
Week of May 28, 2003
The Beat Festival returns to the newly revitalized Washington Avenue
Week of August 28, 2002
Monday, September 2; Hi-Pointe
Week of March 13, 2002
Week of March 6, 2002
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