St. Louis native Karlie Kloss is many things. A supermodel, of course. A style icon whose haircut can launch a thousand words. And, apparently, a huge fan of Momofuku Milk Bar, Christina Tosi's acclaimed and wildly popular New York City bakery.
Kloss is such a fan, in fact, that she has collaborate ... More >>
Can we all just agree that the New York Times Style section is the most important source of news in our time? How else would we know about all the ways wealthy, Ivy League-educated residents of Williamsburg and Park Slope mingle, mate, marry, raise dogs and children and send those dogs and children ... More >>
In case you missed it, First Punch Film Production made this goofy lil' spot for the mayor: We find it significant that the only person with enough decency and respect to not litter is the kid with the faux-hawk. Maybe there's hope after all! (For the future of St. Louis, that is; the young ma ... More >>
Will Fischer A table of offerings from a previous Barter Fest. An alternative for holiday gifts exists just on the horizon, and it doesn't require spending a single penny! Gut Check would like to re-introduce a concept that most at least have vague familiarity with: bartering. Bartering, or ... More >>
It's been fifty years since a hairstylist in Chicago first worked iconic magic with a rat-tail comb and a ton of hairspray. And now, her contribution to the planet's catalog of fabulous is being honored by the Chicago History Museum and Cosmetologists Chicago.Margaret Vinci Heldt invented the fam ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaThe cultural importance of records extends beyond the music within their grooves. Generation after generation has defined itself by its vinyl aesthetic. From Elvis Presley to The Beatles, The Sex Pistols to Madonna, the album cover has become a cultural landmark that encapsulates ... More >>
Robin WheelerAt Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois, the owner tells two young ghost hunters, "I can say from personal experience that there aren't any ghosts in this building, but I've seen some really scary creatures going into the bar next door."
Later that evening, no one next do ... More >>
Frisby before her makeunder. Before you criticize, please bear in mind that this woman is 48 years old.Just so we're all clear, Mizzou journalism professor Cyndi Frisby does not actually teach classes in a little black dress. She wears regular work clothes. So it was ... More >>
Unreal just heard about some employees at a Chicago radio station who received an unexpected package last week, ripped it open and proceeded to laugh so hard that some of them peed their pants. The joke du jour: BLAGO Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner - For Really Big Hair. "IT'S BLEEP'N GOLDEN!" r ... More >>
The Beauty Bar is a name of a venue in other cities -- Austin and Las Vegas, for starters -- and now a "punk rock hair salon" in St. Louis. The grand opening is tomorrow, and will feature beer, BBQ, burlesque and tunes from Strawfoot. (I tried to continue the "B" alliteration, and just couldn't. Bum ... More >>