Thirtysomething years ago, Beshid Bahrami was a successful geologist, working on some of the biggest construction projects in the St. Louis area when the recession hit. "I had been working nonstop for the last few years. Business was booming. I had more work than I could handle," he says. Then, on t ... More >>
July 4th lands on a Thursday this year, but don't mind us for getting the celebration started way early this week. Read on for some recommendations on how to make that happen. Check out the next Tower Groove Records Singles Club seven-inch release, party with the Lion's Daughter, experience the worl ... More >>
Over the past week, St. Louis-based political blogger Jim Hoft, a.k.a. Gateway Pundit, has caused a bit of an Internet stir by referring to Fred Phelps and his batshit-insane Westboro Baptist Church as a "left-wing cult."Left-wing? How could you possibly label a gay-bashing, abortion-hating, Obama-l ... More >>
Sen. Daniel Inouye, who passed this week, was present for some of the 20th Century's pivotal events. Born in Hawaii in 1924, he witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a medical volunteer. He enlisted in the Army and fought in World War II; there he lost an arm and still stayed in the service until 194 ... More >>
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Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
It has been eleven years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and while the feelings brought up by the events are still complicated, we can view its aftermath with some clarity. With over a decade of hindsight, many of the songs written after the attacks display less than healthy attitudes t ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiVampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, taken at the Pageant in 2008If you're reading this, you've probably already made up your mind about Vampire Weekend. Most find the New York quartet's music either delicious or disgusting, with very few people in the "just okay" camp. Speaking to A t ... More >>
Image sourceMarriage as God intended: Between a woman and a man who plays quarterback like a woman.Former Rams quarterback Kyle Boller and his longtime girlfriend, former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, tied the knot Friday night in Prejean's hometown of San Diego. Prejean, you may recall, wa ... More >>
Image ViaA pile of PanthersDowntown is crawling with college hoops fans right now. Walking down Washington Avenue last night, especially in the areas around the Ed Jones Dome, was like being at four different pep rallies at once. Drunken Michigan State fans shouted 'Go Green!' at passers-by, a ho ... More >>
Until the Light Takes Us shows this weekend at Webster University.The new documentary about black metal -- that satanic, unholy combination of thrash guitars, blast beats and guttural vocals -- is made by posers. That's the assumption one might have going into a viewing if Until the Light Ta ... More >>
www.inperspire.comInperspire Motivational Fitness Towels started as so many things do: as a random inspiration at the gym. Darla Dale, an assistant dean at Washington University "approaching 50", was trudging along on the treadmill somewhat less energetically than usual when she noticed that everyon ... More >>
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of the Riverfront Times' sister paper in Kansas City, the Pitch, which is about nine miles from Independence. Obama's campaign has also taken him to Unity, New Hampshire recently. Could it start a political trend where stump speeches are only ... More >>
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Banned in his home country, as usual, Iranian Jafar Panahi scores with his sports movie as social commentary
Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant and Grand Mediterranean Kabob Café show what eatin' good in the neighborhood really means.
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