"And then we started playing Trivial Pursuit." So begins our new favorite story about St. Louis native and John Burroughs School alum Jon Hamm. Vanity Fair releases a cover story about the Mad Men star online today that includes a hilariously nerdy story from Hamm's high school days.
Or, Why You Shouldn't Be Ashamed to Be a Female Voter in Missouri It's become pretty clear over the past few weeks that Todd Akin hates women. Oh, he hasn't said that in so many words -- which is actually pretty surprising since he doesn't seem to care much about the possibility of offending his fe ... More >>
We humans like to compartmentalize -- generally thinking of our senses as separate entities. Zach Smithey challenges that notion in his latest exhibit, The Process: Life and the Vibrations of Sound, that explores the idea of using paintings to visualize sound. Smithey's opening today at Concrete O ... More >>
Jane Birdsall-Lander uses found objects in her art, creating wall sculptures inspired by pictographs and ideographs. Her newest installation, The Poetry of Objects, opens this Friday at Duane Reed Gallery. More details on this event -- and many more exhibits -- after the jump. Jane Birdsall-Lander ... More >>
Planning to pick up some beads this weekend? Head over to the Mardi Gras Gallery Hop to pick up free, collectible beads and get your face painted while checking out some New Orleans-themed artwork. See details on this event and more after the jump. Not Made By Great MenMichael Grimaldi
It's been a long week of DeathStormWatch 2011, so why not get out of the house and give your brain something else to think about? One good option is John Talbott Allen's 2192 Little Pieces at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary. The exhibit uses children's books as a medium for exploring the oversimplific ... More >>
Mae Wheeler, a.k.a. "Lady Jazz"The Arts and Education Council is out with the twentieth edition of its St. Louis Arts Awards honorees. Among those heading up the 2011 class (to be recognized at a January ceremony) are Mae Wheeler, a local singer better known as "Lady Jazz"; Wayne Salomon, directo ... More >>
Webster Grovians, prepare yourselves! Tomorrow the newest edition of Time magazine hits newsstands, featuring, on its cover, the tortured visage of native son Jonathan Franzen beside the headline "Great American Novelist". Franzen is the first living writer to grace the magazine's cover since ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/cromelyJulia-schmulia. Here's St. Louis' cookbook star.By now, everybody knows all about Julie & Julia, even those who have no intention of seeing the movie. (A theory on the ridiculous amount of media coverage: Nora Ephron's got the goods on every movie and food writer in N ... More >>
That high-pitched wailing you hear across our nation? Is the sound of hundreds of thousands of high-school seniors bemoaning the cruel fate that did not let them in to their first-choice college.You can read all about it on the The New York Times' new blog, The Choice.(Though, quite honestly, it is ... More >>
By CECILIA RAZAKYou might remember The Day The Earth Stood Still as that hokey, if well-meaning, sci-fi message-movie from the 1950's. (And if you do remember it, chances are the title also describes the day you shouted ''Klaatu barado nikto!'' at your gym teacher.) But for all those who haven't see ... More >>
Sometimes Mother Nature can use a little human intervention
The other sopranos
Maritz Inc., the St. Louis giant nobody knows, the company that created the gold retirement watch and other corporate incentives, faces the future with a frozen smile
He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.
The Rev. Dickson Beall became a local champion of the First Amendment after he opened the St. Marcus Church basement to progressive theater groups in the 1990s. Few people knew what Beall was up to offstage.
Louis de Bourbon, heir to the throne of France, arrives in his ancestor's city next month for a friendly visit. But the politics of French royalty require finesse.
The Black Rep's Waiting for Godot leaves the business of interpretation to the audience.