In recent weeks St. Louis has had a bit of a hard-on for Lollapalooza. After all, representatives from Los Angeles-based ICM Partners and leaders from our board of aldermen have told us time and again that the proposed Summer Rocks festivals will offer the Gateway City a multi-stage, multi-act, mult ... More >>
Baby, it's cold outside. It may only be early October, but current forecasts show temperatures aren't likely to break 80 degrees again in 2013. Leaves are falling, pumpkins sit on porches waiting for their inevitable smashing -- it's clear fall is here to stay. So what better way to settle in than a ... More >>
Escargots, waterzooi and stoofvlees might sound a bit out there to most of us, but that's because Tripel Brasserie (1801 Park Avenue; 314-678-7787) introduces a style of food that, until now, hasn't been fully addressed in St. Louis: Belgian cuisine, requisite with all the glorious beer. See also: ... More >>
Opening day draws near for The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton). The married team of Audra and Nick Luedde, who moved last year from Chicago to Nick's native St. Louis with their young son, plan to debut their 60-seat restaurant, with acclaimed chef Josh Galliano leading the kitchen, on M ... More >>
Bob and Barb Mepham have been selling fresh fish in University City for more than three decades, first in the Market in the Loop, from the back of a pickup Bob drove down each week to Grand Isle, Louisiana. When the Market constructed a permanent, year-round building fronting Delmar Boulevard, Bob's ... More >>
Late Friday afternoon, Senator Roy Blunt held a press conference at the Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Center in St. Louis to promote his plan to improve mental health treatment across the country. The time is right, he told reporters, since people want concrete actions taken in response to the ... More >>
Submitted for your consideration: Every newly-announced show this week! KDHX's Tribute to R.E.M. on April 27 is sure to be packed -- which is especially good, considering it is a benefit show for the independent radio station. Don Glover, star of NBC's Community brings his rapping alter-ego Childish ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
Yesterday, we reported on the surprisingly low percentage of drug and alcohol use in Missouri, based on the latest state-by-state data released each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Today we'll use that same ... More >>
Photo Credit: Stephen IdeFolk troubadour Jonathan Edwards is a master of the less-is-more approach - so much so that his best known song, "Sunshine," still sneaks up on listeners as a catchy, acoustic pop ditty, and then, on repeated hearings, becomes a bold indictment of authority and war. T ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaAs major record labels have struggled to adjust to the new digital landscape, independent labels have thrived by sticking to the tried and true demand for vinyl. We caught up with Kate Eddens, a former employee of both Thrill Jockey records and Vintage Vinyl, at her south city hom ... More >>
The elusive Bob Dylan, masterfully considered, in I'm Not There.
Rod Shene paid a paltry few grand for a volume worth $500,000 or more. Only one hitch: The German government wants it back.
The Chiu Chow cuisine of Meng Lei.
Legislators call for a probe of the nonprofit that governs Missouri high school sports.
A lust for the grotesque and a thirst for the jugular: the mad mind of printmaker Tom Huck
Week of May 4, 2006
A bubbling demand for Missouri caviar spawns cutthroat competition.
Banished from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a decade ago, Joseph Pulitzer IV lives in self-imposed exile in Wyoming. What went wrong?
Three of the nation's top artists revisit their St. Louis roots for holiday exhibitions
Jewel joins Ronnie Milsap, Howie Mandel and Chris Gaines on the dustbin circuit
Week of January 15, 2003
Bill Beachum, war hero and Disabled American Veterans honcho, had an out-of-control dream that may soon land him in jail. Question is, was he the only old soldier on a mission of greed?
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.
Week of January 17, 2001
William Least Heat-Moon tests the current state of America's rivers