This isn't how things are supposed to work. "You're on Fire," the first track off Nanobots, the new They Might Be Giants album, is an urgent, antsy marvel, a disco-glittered pop stomper whose three killer hooks slide over, under, and through each other, all coiled up as tightly as snakes in a cave. ... More >>
To know what it feels like to win the United States Chess Championship, earn $40,000 and reconfirm your status as the No. 1 chess player in the country -- and as the most promising American player since Bobby Fischer -- look no further than the Twitter status of the man who just did all of these th ... More >>
Andre Kuipers is part of the 31st permanent crew on the International Space Station, and only the second Dutch astronaut to make it to space. In addition to being a doctor, a scientist and teacher, Kuipers is also a photographer. His bilingual Twitter feed is a daily treasure trove of scientific won ... More >>
Where: Aya Sofia (6671 Chippewa Street; 314-645-9920)
When: Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We Tried: Eggs benedict ($9.95), the mushroom and kasar cheese omelet ($7.95), peynirli gozleme ($7.50), Istanbul, not Constantinople ($7)
The Verdict: Brunching at Aya Sofia is to keep the party rolli ... More >>
Madonna, fresh off a Super Bowl appearance and more aware of how to capitalize than possibly anyone in pop music, has just announced a massive 2012 tour. And just days before Madonna 2012 World Tour goes out in (presumably) a blaze of infinite production value in Miami, she'll make a stop here in St ... More >>
Photo by Corey WoodruffOn September 26th, Deerhoof made tracks through St. Louis for the first time in its nearly twenty years of existence. The Luminary Center for the Arts held the loud but intimate sounds of the seminal experimental pop group, catering to a nearly sold out crowd on a chill ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesThey Might Be Giants
September 24, 2011
The large (not-quite-but-almost sold out) crowd at the Pageant last night was a perfect cross section of TMBG's fanbase: moms! twenty-somethings! hip toddlers! They were all in attendance, and they were all, of course, incess ... More >>
Amidst the flash, bang, and noise of summer movies, there's "Winnie the Pooh", a quiet and relatively bombast-free film that picks up where the 1966 classic left off.
The one difference: hipster queen Zooey Deschanel lends her delightful vocals to the soundtrack, including the beloved theme ... More >>
Jon GitchoffThe two Johns: Linnell (left) and Flansburgh. Slideshow here.
They Might Be Giants has been playing all of its beloved 1990 album Flood in select cities on its current tour. St. Louis - long one of the most popular markets for the band - had the honor of hearing one of these performance ... More >>