Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the profession ... More >>
If you're one of the few poor souls who have no taste buds and therefore love Four Loko, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is worried about you. On February 12, the FTC reached an agreement with Phusion Projects, LLC, makers of Four Loko, a carbonated, fruity malt beverage. Phusion is now required ... More >>
Update: Click through for a copy of the preliminary Veolia contract. Yesterday, the Estimates and Apportionment Committee met to do its usual business and was met by a rather unusual crowd. Over 50 members of the activist group Dump Veolia showed up with handwritten signs protesting a pending con ... More >>
Mixed in with a cache of documents released to the public this week is evidence that the Rams, and in particular fullback Mike Karney, were targeted by the New Orleans Saints in what's been dubbed the NFL Bountygate scandal. A truly boneheaded PowerPoint slideshow was recovered from computers belon ... More >>
The holiday weekend brought out the idiots again, as bozos with laser pointers lurking somewhere near Lambert International Airport shined their technological gewgaws into the cockpits of two aircraft on successive days.
Andrew Bird | Eugene Mirmin The Pageant March 22, 2012 Andrew Bird had a rough day. He didn't offer details or share the wherefore and why. Instead, he performed an impromptu cover of Kermit's ballad about individuality and identity, "It's Not Easy Being Green," at his show last evening at the Page ... More >>
Gut Check will do anything to get smarter. From eating the recommended amount of fish to keeping our gray matter's precious fatty tissue lubricated to challenging our brainsicles with crossword puzzles and chess, we'll jump at the chance to gain (or, more likely in our case, attempt to preserve) eve ... More >>
Image via.A plethora of compelling music has come from indie rock's complicated relationship with Christianity: Sufjan Stevens' folk hymns, David Bazan's tormented crises, the Thermals' blasphemous pop punk. These are the polar opposite of today's contemporary Christian rock, with its overt p ... More >>
The three founding members of WUChurn (l-r), Sean Wang, Jeremy Winer and Zach Kaufman, demonstrate the fine art of butter-making.One night last spring, three dorm-mates at Washington University had one of those ideas that seems absolutely brilliant if you've been up very late studying: Why no ... More >>
Ettie BernekingNevermind that it took six months of fighting with the city, putting in new dry wall, moving the front door, adding a side extension, expanding the kitchen, redoing the basement and finishing a staircase. As Ian reported yesterday, Lester's Sports Bar and Grill has finally open ... More >>
One by one they walked into the auditorium. Some were somber. Others were chatty. The overwhelming majority were women and children. Nearly all were black. Boxes of tissues were scattered around the room during this April 9 vigil to honor those residents of St. Louis city and county who wer ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Photo by Keegan HamiltonWash U students had a message for Peabody Energy's Greg Boyce at the Symposium for Global Energy FutureGreg Boyce, CEO of Peabody Energy, the world's largest privately held coal company, stepped to a podium Saturday afternoon at Washington University's Symposium on Global ... More >>
Last night at the Sheldon, musicians gathered to pay tribute to the late Johnnie Johnson and his many accomplishments. KSDK's Art Holliday served as the night's master of ceremonies. (The concert served as a fundraiser for his Johnson documentary, Johnnie Be Good.) Holliday began night with a ... More >>
Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy of electro-rock group VHS or Beta brought their beats last night to 2720 Cherokee, the newly established, stand-alone music and arts venue in the up-and-coming Cherokee Business District. And although unaccompanied by the rest of their band, or the modern guitar licks an ... More >>
On any other empty lot, the delivery last Friday of a heap of compost and pile of mulch would equal one robust mound of "who gives a doodle." Not the case at the southeast corner of Cherokee Street and Texas Avenue, where some are clamoring for a community garden but haven't gotten the nod from the ... More >>
Unreal's not one to kiss and tell, but our curiosity was aroused when we heard about a spanking-new website called Bedpost. Currently in its beta-testing phase, Bedpost promises to help you track your sex life, like when you do it, who you do it with and, most crucially, how long it lasts. You also ... More >>
The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) got all interactive on patrons at its first-ever "Town Hall Meeting" Tuesday evening at Powell Hall. With HEC-TV broadcasting live, music director David Robertson and president Fred Bronstein breezed through an hour-long Power Point presentation of the quirk ... More >>
So imagine the scenario: You're sitting around a Lawrence, Kansas coffee shop, blissfully unaware that you're due to play across Missouri on KDHX that very moment. Such was Titus Andronicus' dilemma earlier Wednesday afternoon. It's to Titus Andronicus' credit that they not only made it to KDHX (eve ... More >>
The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission and the three audiovisual unions with which it has been warring for the past three weeks officially reached an agreement today and released the details, i.e., new work rules. They are effective immediately. I'm pasting the new rules after the jump, f ... More >>
Unreal hunts for ghosts, gets right with God and tails Fido into Heaven.
Ever hear the one about the unions and the convention bureau?
A St. Louis sommelier strives to be among the best in the world.
from www.mckinley-heights.org The mood at a neighborhood meeting in McKinley Heights Saturday morning was tense as a Cardinals-Astros series with a pennant on the line. Some 70 to 80 residents gathered at McKinley Classical Junior Academy to hear about the local housing corporation's proposal to ... More >>
Hollywood pounces on 6-6-06 with a needless Omen revival
Great performances keep this Door from slamming shut
Friday, March 31, 9 p.m. Lemmons (5800 Gravois Avenue)
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Unreal learns where dinos fit into the Bible, meets a plow-truck innovator and crunches numbers for St. Louis County. Plus: John Goodman makes an appearance in the Local Blog o' the Week!
Unreal dons pleather for a BDSM gathering, shows up to the office naked and gets into the mind of chocolate thieves; plus, we want to know why the F we can't see Saving Private Ryan
A pair of political pranksters invent the art of "identity correction"
Rollin Stanley is a hotshot city planner -- which begs the question: What the hell is he doing in St. Louis?
Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings
Could the mayor's uncanny habit of making enemies wreck the charter-reform effort?
New school-board members Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore wanted to improve public education in St. Louis but ended up suing the district. The gridlock continues, but the schools remain the same.
New city school-board president, once a critic of the status quo, launches an investigation of two reformers
Bi-State is losing riders and money. Mike McGrath, who has driven a bus for more than a year, thinks he knows what's wrong.