The fine folks at Blue Ocean Sushi just dropped by with a menu folded into the shape of a collared shirt (see above). Down the right side there, you can see celebrity names; they continue on the back and, as it turns out, correspond to various sushi combo platters. Chuck Berry costs you $12 a ... More >>
Decemberists. Photo by Jason StoffThe Decemberists/Justin Townes Earle The Pageant April 27, 2011 Last night Colin Meloy of the Decemberists upended his reputation as a proggy prig with a (mostly) straightforward set of hyper-literate country-rock. Like the band's most recent album The King ... More >>
Goodbye, Brendan Ryan. Hello, Gerald Laird. commons.wikimedia.orgGoodbye, high socks, goodbye, fun. So this is what building a winner looks like? This is what a championship-caliber team feels like? Interesting. I always thought winning would feel good. I always kind of pictured the fee ... More >>
(A to Z has several writers and photographers covering LouFest. Reviews and photos of the other bands from the first day are coming in separate posts.) Day one of LouFest is in the books. Guys, don't tell the St. Louis naysayers and boo-birds who like to bitch and moan about how much the city suc ... More >>
A bad idea, but way more fun than these others. Okay, so I know things aren't great around here in Cardinal country just right now. The team is scuffling, the injuries are piling up, and we're all still a little peeved over Ryan Ludwick being traded. And I also know, given the time of year, that ... More >>
Jason StoffIsaac Brock of Modest Mouse at the Pitchfork Music Festival, Friday, July 16. More photos coming tomorrow.The Scottrade Center may have hosted a bigger light show last night, but everyone left the Pageant satisfied after Modest Mouse performed with fervor and nuance before a sold-o ... More >>
Photo: Jon Gitchoff Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper last night at Off Broadway. See more photos of Blitzen Trapper last night at Off Broadway."Sweat," remarked Marty Marquis, guitarist for Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper, "does bring us together." Due to the heat, the band took numerous t ... More >>
Shocking! Chefs sometimes smoke pot. The New York Times examines the marijuana culture that often goes side by side with professional kitchens. While cocaine was the kitchen drug of choice in the nouvelle cuisine 1980s, today's heavier rustic foods favor something a bit more mellow. "'There has be ... More >>
image viaMike Anderson is pointing west -- MU fans are hoping he doesn't move that direction too.On Tuesday University of Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny denied rumors that Missouri's Mike Anderson turned down an offer that would have paid him $3 million annually to replace the fired Ernie ... More >>
Image via the Seattle Times These nets could've been yours, St. LouisFull disclosure: The author is a graduate of the University of Washington, a four-year member of the school's student rooting section the Dawg Pack (aka Romarville) and one of the most rabid Husky fans on the planet. Now ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer wrote a feature on Old Lights. (Photo above by Jennifer Silverberg.) The band's limited-edition vinyl LP, Every Night Begins the Same, is available today on St. Ives. (Order here.) Schaeffer describes the band's sound thusly: Old Lights' ascent is first an ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, October 16. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University. 20 North Grand Boulevard.
Wikimedia CommonsAs miserable as the past seven days have been in the St. Louis sporting world, local fans can take solace in the fact that it could be a hell of a lot worse.Take Seattle and their unfathomably depressing 2008: the Mariners lost 101 games, the Seahawks went 4-12, the once-proud Un ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonChris Ballew of PUSANo self-respecting St. Louis music fan went to see the Presidents of the United States of America at Taste of St. Louis last night. Between Sea Wolf, Michael Franti, the Big Muddy Records rooftop party, Darker My Love, and the Cardinals game there was ... More >>
Last month was one for the record books with St. Louis experiencing its sixth -- or was it seventh? -- coolest July in history. As it turns out, we were not alone. While our friends in the Pacific Northwest were suffering some bizarre, surface-of-the-sun type heat, the Midwest and Northeast ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, January 3. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Following Untraceable's lame-brained argument, we're all to blame for this massively dumb movie.
8 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
Week of March 22, 2007
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.
Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
On its new album, Minus the Bear grows up
Netflix.com fills the gap left by the demise of St. Louis' best video stores
Retro-purists be damned! The Boss Martians are breaking out of the garage.
Monday, March 17; Rocket Bar
Gore Verbinski and Naomi Watts throw their hats into The Ring
Graphic artist Art Chantry, éminence grise of grunge, on fliers, rock music and life in St. Louis
Thursday, May 4; Sheldon
R. Duane Reed Gallery, through April 8
Traveling the Great River Road to learn more about a proposed arts corridor in northeast Missouri
The Internet is changing distance learning -- and higher education
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