As I write this, no one in the world knows where Edward Snowden, leaker of all the secrets he could get his grubby hands on, is located. While the irony of the U.S. government having a total lack of information on this subject cannot be lost on anyone, I would like to use this platform to suggest to ... More >>
By Michael Alan Goldberg Perhaps you have seen that in addition to the T-shirts, hoodies, posters, and brass boat necklaces (?) found in their online merch section, Sigur Ros has introduced their "Vardeldur candle" for the princely sum of $23.50. The site describes its scent thusly: The smoky, sl ... More >>
Local music fans in the know spent last night at KDHX's massive party at the City Museum, Midwest Mayhem -- I myself had to wash my eyeballs this morning to try and purge them of the things I saw at the skatepark burlesque show. The whole event was huge, weird, fun and extremely exhausting, but ther ... More >>
Ryan McNeely remembers working at Starbucks five years ago, doing the service industry slog, listening to the Muzak and wondering why all these songs were force feeding him messages. So he made music designed to defer to the listener's thoughts, stuff that could induce daydreams. Several evo ... More >>
Cameron WittigIt's hard to imagine vocals so beautiful and delicate could come out of a man resembling the Brawny Paper Towel guy. But the vocals of Sean Carey (a.k.a. S. Carey) slowly hummed to life and melted over the audience who came out to Off Broadway Monday night. Carey made one final ... More >>
In a press release sent out yesterday, Jim Dunn, co-founder of the PLAY:stl Music Festival & Conference, announced that the event will not return in 2011. No reason was given for the cancellation, although the release stated, "While the decision to discontinue the festival was difficult, the organiz ... More >>
A few troubling facts about my trajectory as a Jimmy Buffett fan: The "newest" Buffett CD I own is Banana Wind, which came out in 1996. I've never finished his book, A Pirate Looks at Fifty. Both were gifts. If I were being honest with myself, I'd admit that I'm still floored by last week's incredib ... More >>
The air travel catastrophe caused by Iceland's volcano can teach some important lessons about eating locally in the U.K. The Guardian detailed how the huge ash cloud is preventing Kenyan produce imports from reaching western Europe. Tons of fruits and vegetables have already been dumped because the ... More >>
badattitudes.comRex and Jeanne Sinquefield, co-founders of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, purchased a large collection of writings by the reclusive and controversial chess master Bobby Fischer for $61,000 at a San Francisco auction earlier this week.The prize of the collection ... More >>
William BlakeAnybody out there?Just two months ago, President Obama identified non-believers as a legitimate religious group, right up there with Jews and Hindus. But watch out, non-believers! An article in New Scientist claims that you are just deluding yourselves. Human beings are hard-wired to be ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsTomorrow and Saturday the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; Web site) is hosting its annual Cod and Cask Festival. Enjoy cod prepared by Icelandic chef Hakon Ovarsson and cask-conditioned ale while listening to the music of Icelandic band Vicky.It sure as heck beats eating fish ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>
In today's news: Stevia, a new artificial sweetener; the CDC on microwaved moves; a three-year organic diet; and whale meat in Japan.
9 p.m. Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
How much catfish can one person eat, anyway?
Global Foods Market
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Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue)
Sigur Rós rediscover their playful side
"It's easier to get your genitals pierced than to get a good shave in St. Louis"
Meet the hotshots at this St. Louis ad firm. They're special. Just ask them.
Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.
With the Cards in the playoffs, there's always music in the air
Art reflects life at this year's St. Louis International Film Festival
Boarding, biking & blading confab
The sounds Zeena Parkins coaxes from her hand-built electric harp are odd and beautiful
Sigur Rós celebrates the harsh beauty of its strange homeland
The St. Louis International Film Festival proves "indie" isn't a category but a way of life
Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.
Celebrated strongman Magnus Ver Magnusson makes tracks at Gateway International Raceway
Comprehensive coverage of the Eighth Annual St. Louis International Film Festival