Need a backpack? Haircuts? A new outfit? We know exactly where you should go. East Hills Shopping Center released a commercial that is perfectly, wonderfully, exquisitely terrible -- and we're not the only ones who think so. In the viral video promoting back-to-school specials, mall employees haw ... More >>
I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>
It takes persistence and patience, but yes, it is possible to steal $1,577.23 worth of liquor from a Walmart. That's what cops in Washington say Nicholas Salisbury and his brother Jeffrey Salisbury did at a Walmart SuperCenter on November 20. According to the Emissourian, Washington police claim ... More >>
Miley Cyrus has captivated fans and onlookers alike this year with her increasingly provocative behavior (the "Wrecking Ball" video, near-nude photo shoots with Terry Richardson, that whole VMAs thing) and is now ready to take the show on the road. Cyrus announced a 38 day tour in support of her lat ... More >>
So far this week we've told you about one serious recall (salmonella-tainted cantaloupes) and one, er, interesting recall ("ribs" mistakenly packaged as Salisbury "steak"). Today (via Eater) comes word of a recall that probably shades a bit closer to the "serious" category and yet, involving as it ... More >>
In general, food recalls aren't funny. Listeria, E. coli, salmonella: serious business, all of them. Undeclared allergens might not matter to most consumers, but for those who are allergic, they can be a very big deal, indeed. But then there is this recall, announced last week by the USDA.
Dave Matthews Band in 2007Dave Matthews Band has just announced its 2012 tour, and the extensive itinerary includes a stop in St. Louis -- Maryland Heights, technically -- at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (I-70 & Earth City Expressway. Maryland Heights, 314-298-9944). Brandi Carlile, who ... More >>
It's sunny outside. It's 2 hours and 33 minutes until the Fourth of July weekend. You'd rather be outside, sittin' on a porch, doublefisting Budweiser and a popsicle. If you're like A to Z, installed in a cubicle and lit by romantic fluorescence as another gorgeous summer afternoon shimmers ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, January 12. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Wash those hands!From Newsday, via Gawker, comes a twist to the usual food-poisoning story: exposure to hepatitis A during the communion portion of a Catholic mass in Long Island.Department and church officials did not name the source of the virus, but said that people who attended services [on ... More >>
Ladon GrissomThe St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has charged 26-year-old Ladon Grissom with the shooting deaths of two men gunned down Saturday evening in north city. As reported earlier this week, Terrence Snipes, 46, and Demetrius Hewlett, 41, had just left a residence in the 4200 block of ... More >>
Two men exiting a home in the 4200 block of John (below) in north St. Louis were shot dead Saturday. The murders occurred around 9:54 p.m. October 30. Police report that victims Terrence Snipes, 46, and Demetrius Hewlett, 41, were pronounced dead at the scene. Snipes lived on the street. Hewlett ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.
Times New VikingYes, there's another day in the week after this one. But you should still go out tonight and see one of these bands. Your boss won't mind, right? And who does work on Friday, anyway? *The Red River @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. Why this band isn't huge yet is beyond me. Th ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonHow great was the Ocho de Mayo parade down Cherokee Street on Saturday?"That was pretty much the greatest thing to ever happen in America," one sombrero-toting hombre was overheard saying a few minutes after the madness stopped.While that might be mildly overstating things ... More >>
The Gulf Coast oil disaster has led to a halt in all fishing from Louisiana to Florida. CNN's coverage of the environmental catastrophe looks at how oyster crews prepared as the oil slick moved into Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The chemical used to disperse the oil is highly toxic to marine life, whi ... More >>
According to Billboard, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is performing the band's legendary album The Wall in full this fall -- and the tour is coming to St. Louis. The date is October 29 at Scottrade Center; info should be up on his official website in a few hours. The Billboard article says: Prior to th ... More >>
St. Louis has an All-American city in its northern suburbs. The National Civic League recently named Ferguson as one of 26 finalists in its 2010 All-America City Awards. To become a finalist, Ferguson completed an application documenting three community projects that address their communities' ... More >>
Photo Via BoeingThe Boeing C-17 is slated to be retired, but around 1,000 jobs in St. Louis are tied to the project. The Boeing C-17 is on the chopping block. It is supposed to be retired according to the Department of Defense budget for 2011.But Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is among those w ... More >>
Monday, Schmonday: Tonight's a great night for music in St. Louis, if you're feeling adventurous.First, at Off Broadway is a pretty dynamic quadruple bill featuring the Postmarks, Brookville, Pretty Little Empire and Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps. The latter act hails from Minneapolis and ... More >>
Friday, October 9 *They Might Be Giants/Guggenheim Grotto, The Pageant *The Bottle Rockets/Otis Gibbs, Duck Room *Maxwell/Chrisette Michele/Common, Scottrade Center *Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Cicero's *Street Dogs, Pop's *Essince, Vintage Vinyl *Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Broadway Oyster Bar *A ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, October 12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
*Paramore's show, which was originally scheduled for this Wednesday (October 7) at the Pageant is now at the same venue on Tuesday, November 3. Vocalist Hayley Williams' voice needs some rest. Get well soon!*Miley Cyrus' concert, which was originally supposed to happen last night, at the Scottrade C ... More >>
Well, here's something I never expected to see: Brookville -- the Andy Chase-lead indie-pop band that opened for Trashcan Sinatras here in August -- and Camera Obscura/Beach House-esque indie-rockers the Postmarks just announced a show in St. Louis on Monday, October 12. The venue? Pop's Blue Moon, ... More >>
Better Than: Sitting at home listening to the Postcard Records discography. The Trashcan Sinatras had no idea how prescient the title of its early '90s hit single, "Obscurity Knocks," would prove to be. Nearly twenty years later, the Scottish band has endured bankruptcy, label mergers, label disint ... More >>
The '90s Jam of the Week today is a two-headed monster of awesomeness. First, the Breeders are making their triumphant return to St. Louis tonight at the Duck Room. Times New Viking (who are pretty great in their own right) open. Show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20. Then tomorrow, the Trashcan ... More >>
You know, it's funny; I really love playing golf. Why is that funny, you ask? Because I also happen to despise the game of golf itself. The U.S. Open is over, the champion has been crowned, and I have to say, I hated every second of it. All tournament long, the various commentators and talking ... More >>
The Gants and their wood.Meet Jimmy and Kris Gant of Lakeview, Arkansas. The couple is in the driftwood business. That is, they harvest and sell driftwood for use in taxidermy displays. This morning the Gants set up shop on the parking lot outside the World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships ... More >>
Hats off and kudos to Josh Freese, who has brought the art of personalized albums and name-your-price giveaways and record bells-and-whistles to new heights. The Vandals/ex-NIN drummer is releasing a full-length titled Since 1972 on March 24 (online at joshfreese.com) and in stores (April 14). Like ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 9/21 Smells Like Green Spirit: If you're downtown and see someone laying sod on the a ... More >>
Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.
www.ewg.orgIn a town thirsty for good news, it's no surprise Mayor Francis Slay is crowing about St. Louis' latest triumph. What's the cause for celebration? The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently named St. Louis as the city with the "Best Tasting City Water in America." Take that, Cahokia! But be ... More >>
The lasting legacy of a native son.
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The volunteer jurists running a truancy court for St. Louis get an up-close view of wayward kids, don't-care parents and war-zone schools. It's worse than they thought.
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
The St. Louis Walk of Fame honors five more worthy inductees
Getting fired up for the summer's last look at local barbecue joints
When the feds busted the "Black String Gang," they scratched the surface of the Vietnamese youth problem in South St. Louis. But no one's bothered to dig deeper into how it started.