That Bible miniseries, originally aired on the History Channel, won notoriety by casting an actor who resembles Barack Obama in the crowd-pleasing role of Satan. The producers -- Roma Downey, who plays Mary here, and Mark Burnett, who pioneered the watch-skinny-people-suffer genre with Survivor -- i ... More >>
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In a victory for First Amendment supporters -- and white supremacists -- a federal judge ruled yesterday that a St. Francois County city cannot prohibit the Ku Klux Klan from distributing leaflets on city streets. The decision isn't all that surprising. The courts have ruled in favor of the Traditi ... 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 >>
UPDATE: The Arts Council just uploaded the video that was played last night in Chuck Berry's honor. See it on the second page of this post. Last night the Arts and Education Council kicked off its 50th anniversary year with a ceremony to honor various contributors to arts and culture in St. Louis. ... More >>
Jon GitchoffBradd Young and Aloha Mischeaux host the show on SaturdayHip-hop fans who attended the State of Emergency concert earlier this month may have received mixed signals from the show. While some of the artists involved tried to invoke Dr. King's vision -- the show was scheduled to coi ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, January 17. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
This just in from City Hall: On Jan. 17, 6,000 lucky St. Louisans will be the recipients of brand new eco-friendly light bulbs. Mayor Slay is scheduled to appear at a press conference this afternoon to announce a new initiative touting energy consumption, co-sponsored by Ameren Missouri. As ... More >>
A St. Louis man has been chosen as a "Give Back Day Hero" for 2011 by Allstate.Leonard Johnson, Give Back Day HeroLeonard Johnson, a graduate student in public policy and administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, was honored for co-founding a citywide initiative, Dreamkeepers. The n ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 16. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road.
It's only fitting that tomorrow's inauguration of the nation's first African-American president comes a day after we celebrate the life of a man who gave his life fighting for racial equality. Today St. Louisans will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a number of ways. ... More >>
In Saturday's New York Times, in honor of Martin Luther King Day and Barack Obama's inauguration, columnist George Vecsey and the great Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe (pictured above, center) took a look back at the old days 60-some years ago when black players like Newcombe and Jackie Robins ... More >>