Last week, footage of Transportation Security Administration officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport trying to pat down a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair went viral -- and brought national attention to TSA in St. Louis. Nathan Forck, the father trying to get his family to Disney Wor ... More >>
A D.C.-based aid to Illinois representative John Shimkus has been released by police with dropped charges after actress/mess Lindsay Lohan accused him of assaulting her in a swank New York hotel over the weekend, according to about a thousand media reports. Lohan had been tripping the night fantasti ... More >>
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 >>
A pair of Washington University sex researchers are about to get the Mad Men treatment.
About a year ago, Showtime announced that it approved a pilot based on the work and exploits of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the legendary sex researchers who attempted to demystify everything from the ... More >>
Kevin Nashan is excited.
OK, so, this probably won't surprise anyone who knows the owner and chef of Sidney Street Café (2000 Sidney Street; 314-771-5777). Better to say Kevin Nashan is really excited. Better yet to let him say it.
"I'm really excited about everything that's going on" in t ... More >>
Ryan Adams | Jason Isbell
Peabody Opera House
January 31, 2012
Ryan Adams has had a troubled relationship with himself and with his music, which forms much of the the narrative of his later career. Many of his fans have held similarly ambivalent opinions about his work. It has been difficult to be ... More >>
TMZ (via Eater) reports that VH1, which once specialized in adult-contemporary music videos, is producing a reality show set at a Long Island breastaurant called Canz.You might be surprised to learn that Gut Check's network of undercover operatives reaches into the world of reality-television. We ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe extraneous requesting of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" is one of the longest running jokes in rock and roll history. It also ranks among the least funny. Each time a lazy heckler yells "Free Bird" at a rock band, a lose-lose situation results. The band is mocked and the he ... More >>
A 1966 Velvet Underground press shot. Moe Tucker is on the bottom right.In April 2009, WALB-TV aired a story about a Tea Party rally in nearby Tifton, Georgia. About two-and-a-half minutes into the feature, one "Maureen Tucker, Tea Party Supporter" was quoted as saying, "I'm furious about the way ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Miso on Meramec bartender Mark Sandt. Below is a Q&A with Sandt, followed by a video of him mixing a Torched Cherry Limeade.
Alissa NelsonThe thought of vi ... More >>
The 2009-'10 theater season officially kicks in this weekend with the opening of the Rep season. Amadeus, Peter Shaffer's 1979 drama about one man's attempt to bring down God, is sure to provide sumptuous sets and costumes and lots of thrilling Mozart music (played not too loudly, please). But there ... More >>
For the third time in 15 years, Billy Joel and Elton John have teamed up with their dueling pianos co-headlining tour. It's a fool-proof idea, really, and therefore no surprise that it drew a near-capacity crowd to the Scottrade Center last night. Both men have racked up dozens of hit songs and sol ... More >>