By Sam Blum There's no denying the rock & roll reunion tour. The tired tradition cuts across the generational divide. Your parents remember when the Eagles re-formed. Your older brother looks at scattered reunions of Black Flag with some consternation. An army of confused souls await Limp Bizkits' 2 ... More >>
Stopped clocks are right twice a day. Geoffrey Arend is married to Christina Hendricks. Performance artists get federal funding. Canada is south of Detroit. People wear Google Glass and think they look awesome. Some things you just can't explain, like how really shitty bands occasionally luck into r ... More >>
Buried under the avalanche of selfies, lost-dog announcements and motivational quotes that usually pollute St. Louis' social-media scene is a video so heartwarming and honest that we're willing to forgive it for being a tad preachy.
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 >>
The five doe-eyed boys of Foxing lock interweaving rhythms and personal lyrics to impart heartfelt tunes throughout the Midwest. Foxing's recent self-booked tour brought the band up and down the Central Time Zone, garnering much fanfare for its careful but fearless take on melodic post-rock.
I am a chronic ranker of things, a lister. You give me a category - movies, music, vegetables, just about anything besides my children - and I'll give you a nice, neat list of my favorites. For my summary of the year 2012, a single Top Ten List didn't seem sufficient, so instead I submit my Top Five ... More >>
This week thousands of international athletes will descend upon London to compete in 2012 Summer Olympic games. Some of the dozens of contests that make up the games are as old as ancient Greece; others are relative newcomers; and others are so incredibly inane that the International Olympic Committ ... More >>
Since we know now that chess is a sport, maybe it shouldn't be surprising that the chess community is resorting to sports-like behavior: boosterism, trash-talking and now wholesale poaching of the best collegiate players. Case in point: This school year, Webster University has no chess team. Next y ... More >>
Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem: "John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>
Image viaWhiteout, and running mate RT-FaQ, will never be accused of not showing up. Literally, in that they can be found at as many St. Louis hip-hop shows as anyone, rapping along with their peers as fans. And on stage, where they come to work, to get people moving and shouting. It's Whi ... More >>
Liz Garbus' documentary, Bobby Fischer Against the World, made its premiere at the Tivoli Theatre last night.The most stunning moment of Bobby Fischer Against the World, the documentary making its premiere at the Tivoli Theatre last night, would be easy to miss if it weren't so eerie. The c ... More >>
courtesy of Tef PoeTef Poe's War Machine is a nineteen-track tour de force. The Force member's musical versatility has always been his calling card, and so it's not surprise that Machine embraces diversity and defies pigeonholing. Genre-wise, it touches on warm R&B, ominous hip-hop, celebrato ... More >>
Singles and EPs have historically served invaluable purposes. For new bands, they can be the best method to come out swinging with their best songs. For established acts, they provide a low-pressure way to showcase new material, try out remixes, or clear the vaults of demos and alternate ta ... More >>
Tef Poe is a little schizophrenic on his new record. That's a good thing.Among his multiple personalities (self-diagnosed in metaphors and similies) are "the backpacker version of Yo Gotti," Michael Jordan with a Scottie Pippen trigger finger, and "the rap version of Richard Pryor." The lat ... More >>
Photo via Sneakernews.com The soon-to-be coveted Albert Pujols sneaker, which comes out February 10.Albert Pujols has hometown appeal, but when it comes to the sneaker game, he's no Kanye West or Michael Jordan.When Pujols' Nike signature sneaker hits shelves on February 10, boutique sneak ... More >>
Today the COTUS (Commandante of the United States) indoctrinated the youth of America with a speech laden with socialist rhetoric. A few of those references were very apparent, while many more were extremely subtle -- part of the Obama administration's vast conspiracy to brainwash the nation thro ... More >>
Sports excitement in late July is limited to baseball, and here in St. Louis, that's not a problem, because we're all obsessed with baseball and the Cardinals and Apple Pie and Standing Ovations for the Other Team's Good Play.But, since baseball is the only major sport in full-swing now, there ... More >>
You know, back when I started putting these together, I had thought to lead off with Larry Borowsky, since he's really the guy who gave me my start writing about the Cardinals. I was just a blogger over at Viva El Birdos, which Larry founded, and he asked me if I wanted to contribute to the front pa ... More >>
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African-American ballplayers are getting rarer than a triple play.
Kingdom Come (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
Week of August 10, 2006
Akeelah spells out a fantasy that feels wonderfully real
Chef Dan Joyce could rest on Balaban's laurels -- but he'd rather take St. Louis on some delicious adventures
The long and tipsy road to the World Series of Beer Pong
Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies
Oh, those wacky Final Four campuses!
The answer to Larry Bird's prayers for a white basketball savior might reside just off Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff
The demolition derby is still a gas in the nooks and crannies of mid-America
Running with the bulls, and other officially sanctioned behaviors; plus the Brad Cloepfil Death Watch!
On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners
Monty has everything going for it -- and more
Two Redbirds and a bunch of other big-leaguers throw the sports-activism debate a curveball
Sheila Bronson is twelve years old -- and may be the first player to jump from middle school into the WNBA
Everybody wants Hazelwood Central's Kalen Grimes and St. Louis' junior class of hoopsters. But recruiting in the city is a courtship dance and a high-maintenance affair.
Loot dreams, pre-teen stars, Russian immigrants and (cough) very old men have the St. Louis table-tennis scene popping off
Week of July 3, 2002
Nightmare for a rookie mayor -- Schoemehl and Biondi on the prowl with a Big Idea
Week of May 29, 2002
The Missouri Historical Society unveils a new exhibit dedicated to the first true media superstar
The major news outlet for St. Louis' gay and lesbian community folds; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Thursday, Sept. 23; Edison Theatre