The Academy Awards are on Sunday evening, and to celebrate, Gut Check has come up with some questionable delicious movie and food pairings. Some were simple and obvious (Life of Pi...pie...), while others were not as straightforward (Amour? Hmm...). But we're clever here at Gut Check, so we got you ... More >>
When Richard P. Martielli took the job as president of the Missouri Psychological Association last summer at age 33, he likely became the youngest person in the country to lead a state psychological association. As MPA president, he works on the legislative side of things, protecting and expanding t ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Big Boi mugs for the camera.Did you hear the one about the rapper who got busted for Ecstasy and Viagra? Earlier this week, Outkast rapper Big Boi got pinched for MDMA powder, Ecstasy pills, and an illegal prescription of the little blue pill for his disco stick. Which got us thinking -- what ... More >>
Sleepy Kitty's debut full length, Infinity City, had an informal release party last week at the Royale. The band is playing a show tomorrow at Pig Slop with Cowboy Indian Bear and Little Big Bangs. We are introducing a feature, Live and Local, to help introduce St. Louis bands to people who ... More >>
Alexandra ValentiThe Black Angels has reached the point of royalty among today's lysergic rock outfits. In between relentless touring and putting out killer albums and EPs, the Austin five-piece started Austin Psych Fest, now in it's fourth year. For its third full length, 2010's Phosphene Dr ... 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 >>
Jason StoffAnton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre, last night at Off Broadway.Just be glad the birthday cake got dropped -- or tossed -- late in the set, after "Whoever You Are." Following that mishap, the climate turned Chernobyl on stage for the last few songs. (More on that in short or ... More >>
Jason StoffCaribou at the Firebird, June 7, 2010. More photos hereThere's an interesting dichotomy when it comes to music. Some bands make you wonder why they bother recording because they're incomparable live. But others make you wonder who told them they were allowed to perform in front of ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
The Billiken Club announced its first shows of the spring semester last week, and it's filled with familiar faces so far. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will be there on January 27, while a double bill featuring Pattern is Movement and Via Audio is set for March 4. The wildcard is a February ... More >>
Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsAh, summer food. It's the only thing I like about summer. I'd gladly live in a climate that never rose above 60 degrees if it weren't for giving up local produce, cookouts and a good old-fashioned summer cheese bake.What? You don't have the summer tradition of cranking ... More >>
Friday, May 8*Mac Lethal/Soulcrate Music, Firebird*Thao and the Get Down Stay Down/Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers/Sister Suvi, Off Broadway*Yonder Mountain String Band, Pageant*Earth Crisis/Walls of Jericho, Fubar*Nightwish/Volbeat, Pop's*KRISTEENYOUNG, Vintage Vinyl (8 p.m.)*Benjamin Del S ... More >>
Picture the dirtiest dive bar you know. Stale cigarette smoke loiters in the air. Hockey or basketball plays on a TV over the bar, which has signs everywhere advertising cheap beer specials. The bartenders always look tired, their skin leathery, their fashion dated. Usually, the dive bar has karao ... More >>
Catch a Fire
Unreal slides between the sheets with a local author, digs up a strange paean to Dr. Seuss and finds a "freedom ministry" we can truly believe in. Plus: A picture's worth (in this case) two words.
Hollywood pounces on 6-6-06 with a needless Omen revival
Tuesday, April 18, at 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Sun Sun Sun (Sub Pop)
Week of April 14, 2004
Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.
At the theater with Paul Reubens
We Are Amateurs, You and I (Self-Starter Foundation)
The Man Who Cried doesn't engender much sympathy
To think that most of us didn't know any better
When Wendy Huddleston fell $1,370 behind in child-support payments, she was jailed indefinitely. She needed money or a lawyer -- and she had neither.
Our fair city is overrun by presidential contenders; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Tamms Correctional Center is one of the toughest, most expensive and least crowded prisons in the nation. But does it accomplish anything —- besides driving inmates insane?
How a respected economist became St. Louis' No. 1 advocate for legalizing pot
Whether you're in school or a graduate, your ongoing education should include a lifelong course on you
Acclaimed director Michael Mayer, with a talented ensemble, tests the theater climate as the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown heads for Broadway