Andrew ZaehJanelle Monae has the voice of an R&B diva, the dancin' feet of a young James Brown and style so unique she puts Lady Gaga to shame. Originally hailing from Kansas City, Kansas -- an article in our sister paper, the Pitch, explains more -- Monae travelled to Atlanta by way of New ... More >>
Bummer news: Metropolis St. Louis announced late yesterday that it's canceled this year's edition of the Lot, an annual local music festival traditionally held in the parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room. In a press release, Michael Tomko, one of the festival's organizers, said: "What it com ... More >>
photo sourceUpdate 1:41 pm: It works, right here! (It does help, though, if you know French.)-----------Today, February 12, is a historic day for film buffs. Valentine's Day, starring 21 semi-famous people, has arrived in theaters! Never before have so many semi-famous actors been assembled in a ... More >>
As you can see in the sticky post above, Gut Check is hiring. The response so far has been impressive. I'm still sorting through the applications, so don't fret if you haven't heard anything yet. If you want to apply and still haven't...don't wait much longer!It was a busy week here at Gut Check ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Isn't That Super," is a dispatch from Metropolis, Illinois, which -- according to Illinois law -- is the official home of Superman. As such, the town hosts a festival each June, and Jennifer Silverberg documented it this year with her camera. These pictures show the sugar ... More >>
Everyone knows about Comic-Con, which happens every summer in San Diego. It's a glorious convention that attracts nerds from all over. But it's safe to say that less people know about the Superman Celebration, which takes place the second weekend in June and swells tiny Metropolis, Illinois to 30,00 ... More >>
Friday is your playground
B-Sides gets real with our favorite Pretender and theSTART's Aimee Echo.
Renaissance is black and white and a little dead all over
Uninvited, Like the Clouds (Cooking Vinyl)
Webster Film Series thins its collection
A year in the alleys
Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was
I, Robot owes little to Asimov and much to prior sci-fi cinema
A dozen things you just can't miss this summer
Theatre-in-the-round turned inside-out
Week of January 28, 2004
Week of October 22, 2003
Signing bands and pleasing fans, Pete Yorn is here for the Lou
Week of October 15, 2003
Once a swashbuckling shot of civic espresso, Metropolis appears to be undergoing a midlife crisis
We're curious about Bill Roberti's intentions, Brent Feeney's exodus and Joe Edwards' alibi; plus, Missouri will taste damn good in a waffle cone
Metropolis downtown walking tours illuminate
At the theater with Paul Reubens
Metropolis' North St. Louis pub crawl could be just the beginning and the season's over for Coach Brady
Week of December 25, 2002
Week of August 21, 2002
Week of August 14, 2002
Holden tucks into Slay's Old Post Office recipe
Hardball tactics sully the robes of St. Francis and drown out his message
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
Environmental historian William Cronon explains how Chicago passed St. Louis by and changed America
Lake St. Louis' favorite agents provocateurs, the Wahls, are at it again
Competition in the burgeoning St. Louis rap-radio market? Bring it on, says one station manager.
A new Web site dishes dirt -- a lot of dirt -- on the St. Louis rave scene
Some musical possibilities for your next club-hopping excursion
After more than 150 years of operation, Soulard Market is being reinvented. But the change isn't going down easily.
Bent out of shape over the closure of Giegerich Pretzel Co.