If you've read The Other Boleyn Girl (or seen the movie), you probably think you know all about Mary Boleyn, Anne's beautiful, slutty and not-quite-as-bright sister. But the British historian Alison Weir knows way more than you do: She's been acquainted with Mary for nearly 40 years, thanks to an ab ... More >>
brewdog.comAll this royal wedding talk is enough to drive Gut Check to drink. Well, nearly anything is enough to drive Gut Check to drink. Usually all it takes is something along the lines of, "Hey, want a drink?" Sometimes a mere grunt'll do. At any rate, if beer's your thing, you won't be ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
Ever seen that ad where Jim Koch of Samuel Adams noses around a hops field and says, "Hops are to beer what grapes are to wine"? While it's not quite an SAT-worthy analogy, it does make the point that there are different varieties of hops -- and that they are crucial to beer.Hops are the spice of be ... More >>
(Royal Dumpe, Laclede's Landing)
Jonathan Nossiter's wine documentary is subversive, funny and humane
Can be ghostly
If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!
History serves as a springboard for some of the great plays. In Court of Two Wives, history needs some help.