Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>
Just so y'all know, the word mistletoe is Anglo-Saxon for "shit-on-a-twig." (Probably.) Does that still make you want to put on a Santa hat with a little sprig attached to the top and sidle up to your sweetie, lips all a-pucker? If so, you will be distressed to hear that 2012 was almost The Year Wi ... More >>
A zoo in Bloomington, Illinois is selling ornaments made from genuine reindeer dump. We know this because we saw it on KSDK Channel 5. The dump was lovingly harvested from the zoo's own reindeer -- not from those living in the North Pole. It has been dehydrated and painted, presumably to make ... 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 >>
Gather 'round the fire, now: Have you heard the magical Christmas tale of "Santa Paws"? Neither have we -- probably because this little Disney number went straight to DVD. But when two men from St. Louis County came across the Disney film, The Search for Santa Paws, their jaws dropped. Oh, ... More >>
Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>
For 30 years, Sarah Jean Linquist was a quiet but omnipresent artistic force in St. Louis. Her murals decorated buildings, her painted backdrops enlivened the stage of the Muny and her "landscapes" brought caves and forests and waterfalls into private homes. She was also responsible for the i ... More >>
With Christmas fast approaching, we recently contacted several mall Santas to ask them what we can do to make their holiday more enjoyable. Here are some of the things we heard back from a few not-so-jolly St. Nicks:1. Screaming Toddlers: We know you've waited in a long line for the privilege of ... More >>
After producing three webisodes about the imminent disappearance of Christmas and the North Pole because of global warming, St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear Workshop found itself feeling the heat from conservatives and liberals alike.KMOX and KMOV captured the controversy. Build-A-Bear reportedly r ... More >>
Lets meet at midnight
Shaw thing: The Rep's House is a Heartbreak-er.
Week of December 28, 2006
Red Moon, 1500 St. Charles Street, 314-436-7900.
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
We're hot for elves
Santaland Diaries reveals all
We get into the holiday spirit by slathering our bodies with sweet treats and consulting a man who knows his fairies; plus, Ladue News realizes it's for sale, too!
Week of November 24, 2004
Polar Express is a kids' action movie that parents will also warm to
The Arch moves us
Cut and roll your own Xmas tree
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Shortwave radio: Where the lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes
God smiles on bikers and barkers
Pam Flowers traveled 2,500 miles of Arctic wilderness -- doggedly
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
Week of December 19, 2001
Henry Marganski's pigeons fly the coop all the time. Some race back, and some don't.
Week of December 6, 2000
It's one for all, all for one and every county for itself