In the ever-expanding circles of Americana singer-songwriterdom, Justin Townes Earle may seem like an odd candidate for axis. But at the age of 32, with four albums behind him, he's writing and singing the finest songs of a turbulent, unpredictable career. He'll always be the son of country musician ... More >>
Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-olds sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! SLEEP-TALKING UNCLE ASKED MY DAUGHTER FOR SEX Dear Willie D: My mother's brother has been living with my seventeen-ye ... More >>
Before walking into Pat's (6400 Oakland Avenue; 314-647-6553), you better leave any notions of fanciness at the door. You're here to drink (and maybe eat some fried chicken), friend, not sip daintily from a straw. This is a pub, an Irish pub, and damn proud of it, widely recognized as the heart of D ... More >>
On Sunday night, Denise Cooke, 29, decided to get a few drinks. Only problem was she had her nine-year-old son with her. But Cooke allegedly went out anyway, leaving him alone at the Stratford Inn in Fenton. And authorities may not have discovered him at all, if it weren't for the woman's clothes a ... More >>
Move over, "Mercy": There's a new hip-hop earworm in town, and it's about Hot Cheetos and Takis and the wonderfulness of snack food in general and, oh yeah, it's by a group of outrageously talented pre-teens from the Twin Cities called Y.N.RichKids.
March is not just a time for tournaments and brackets of all kinds -- it's also Women's History Month. This weekend Tapestry of Community Offerings (TOCO), a nonprofit in Belleville, will be holding its eighth annual Herstory Weekend at the Ground Floor Club. Which, as it happens, has less to do wit ... More >>
St. Louis author John Dalton's second novel comes out today to advance praise from critics.Somewhere in the next room, John Dalton's two daughters are watching Curious George cartoons as he explains his next project, a book that he frequently refers to as "strange and dark." It took the St. L ... More >>
3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. World Shooting & Recreational Complex, One Main Event Lane, Suite 510, Sparta, Illinois.
Is your kid the next Miley Cyrus? Maybe so -- but The ain't gonna make it happen, the BBB says. If you dream of your child becoming the next Miley Cyrus, there's more than one reason to beware: That radio ad you just heard might cost you $1,000. On at least three separate occasions, The (pr ... More >>
Susie Bright is a writer, sex educator, editor, feminist and all-around rabble-rouser. And she's coming to St. Louis! You can check her out at a signing for her latest work, the autobiographical "Big Sex Little Death" at Left Bank Books' Central West End location on Sunday April 17 at 4 p.m., or ... More >>
Kim McGee and Keith Rucker face six counts of unlawful restraint and child endangerment.U.S. Marshals deputies were conducting a compliance check on a home in Cahokia in February when they discovered two children locked inside a closet. A nail in the door secured the five-year-old boy and girl in ... More >>
image viaOr maybe a sad kid just needs a trip to Disney World and a pretty, pretty princess dress, just like Suri Cruise's.A team of child psychiatrists at Washington University has made an amazing discovery: The best way for parents to relieve depression in their toddlers is to play with the ... 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 >>
Stock up now and avoid pools and daycares.St. Louis County health officials have recorded 56 cases of the violent diarrhea disorder cryptosporidiosis, compared to just 10 cases by this same time last year. Also known as "crypto", the illness is caused by a parasitic bug that leads to acute, short ... More >>
2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7 p.m. Monday, July 5. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
The news keeps getting worse for Missouri's Parents as Teachers, the model early education concept founded here in 1984 and now duplicated in 3,000 programs across the nation and in eight other countries. Last year, state legislators cut $3.4 million in funding for Parents as Teachers for this fi ... More >>
anytimecostumes.comTaxed enough already, kid? You know how it is each April. You'd think your kids would be happy. Summer is just around the corner. Little League season is starting up. In short, there's a lot to look forward to. But no. All your kids can think of is the @$%&in' government. ' ... More >>
Will Leitch, a man of dignity and class. Will Leitch, superhero of pithy internet writers everywhere and close, personal friend of yours truly, needs your help. And if you don't help him, I will come to your house and I will cut you, so help me god.
Lee Enterprises, parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, which represents many of the local daily's employees, including most of the newsroom, have still not worked out a new contract. The current contract expires this coming weekend.Updates on the Guild website sho ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
6 p.m. Wednesday, February 4. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
You probably don't want to give this gift to that special someone after your first date. But then again, who knows? Nothing breaks that pre-coitus awkwardness better than a properly timed box of condoms. This Valentine's Day Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is encouraging lovers to eschew the traditi ... More >>
Schmaltzy Martian Child attacks John Cusack, all dads.
12 p.m. Tuesday, August 14. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive
Saturday, December 24; The Arena (formerly the Limelight), 9973 Lewis and Clark Boulevard, North St. Louis County
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Friday, September 30; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
The Shake Stuff Up Tour will have everyone asking, "Got Milk?"
Fontbonne's "New Asian Horror" series will make you want to sleep with the lights on
Café De France
Tuesday, July 9; Pop's
Humane Society of Missouri's Docents
Determined to make a better life for themselves and their children, students at the Fathers' Support Center make a go of parenthood in the 'hood
They have run away from home or been kicked out, and there are about 5,500 of them in the St. Louis area. They're homeless teens -- too old for foster care, too young to live on their own.
For years now, the Human Development Corp. has taken in millions of tax dollars to provide Head Start services for 2,500 of the city's low-income children. It has never come close. And the problems just begin there.
The Planned Parenthood-sponsored Third Lip Cabaret returns to Cicero's