For 30 years, Hamishe Bahrami has been serving St. Louis her homemade Persian cuisine at Café Natasha (3200 South Grand Boulevard; 314-771-3411) -- a run that's virtually unheard of in the restaurant industry. When Bahrami and her husband Behshid started the restaurant (originally as a lunch counte ... More >>
It's a very merry Cruz-mas for Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. The Clayton-based coloring book publisher put out a coloring book based on the life of Texas tea party darling Senator Ted Cruz, and it's flying off the shelves faster than you can say "Obamacare."
St. Louis Rapper Prince Ea is no stranger to viral-video marketing. His "Backwards Rapper" video from 2011 has nearly 1 million views on YouTube, setting the Internet on fire when it was released. Last year's "Smoking Weed with the President" took off in a similar way when it came out, and it presen ... 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 >>
Kanye West is rich. You might think it's easy being rich, but in fact it is often very hard to be rich; sometimes you manipulate people, and other times they manipulate you. Also, rich people have terrible taste in consumer goods, and hang out with each other to talk about how they were the only peo ... More >>
Josh Albrecht is riding through downtown Dixon, addressing the strained trash can situation, directing volunteers to the beer tent and generally attempting to address the endless questions headed his way. A young couple flags down his cart. "Excuse me," she says. "Where is the shuttle to the free ... More >>
by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabliaux/ / CC BY-ND 2.0Federal Judge Spencer Letts, a St. Louis native, is a quirky dude.An estimable West-Coast paper is running a two-parter on a quirky federal judge (and St. Louis native) John Spencer Letts, who recently launched a private crusade to spring a cra ... More >>
On a sunny and breezy morning today, elected officials and members of the Gateway Foundation, opened up the 2.9-acre Citygarden to the media, touting its role in reshaping downtown's Gateway Mall.Photo: Nick LucchesiLeft to right, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, park architect Warren Byrd, St. Louis A ... More >>
strictlyfitteds.comWe know who President Obama will be pulling for -- the American League. This just in from Major League Baseball: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAMEObama to Become the Fourth U.S. President to Throw Out First Pitch at MLB All-Star ... More >>
The Jersey bad boy still embodies the ambivalence of working class America, even if he's a happily married zillionaire.
As a young political reporter with the Anchorage Times, I had a chance to spend an early-spring evening in 1983 with George McGovern. I can't recall the reason for his visit, but it doesn't matter now. I met him at the gate and we walked quietly through the empty Alaska Airlines concourse. We hailed ... More >>
Week of December 28, 2006
Week of November 2, 2006
Coming of age and coming out in the Me Decade.
The West End Players Guild turns pro in more ways than one.
Jan Decleir shines as a senile hit man in The Memory of a Killer
Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron
A St. Louis rocker is laying down the Democratic soundtrack. Is that a good idea?
Old-school private eye Joe Adams and his talented sidekick Jason Walz are on the case -- and they always get their man
Need a love story to cry over? Leaf through The Notebook.
The millennium's already upon us, but Angels in America continues to approach
A new boxed set highlights the genius of Johnny Cash
The critical response to the new Liz Phair album is senseless, sexist and stupid
If there was any life to this reality-based drama, the filmmakers seem to have missed it
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Protesters say pens are for sheep, not Bush critics
Saint Lucy's Eyes is too enigmatic for its own good
Like Bartleby, you'll prefer not to see this missed Melville opportunity.
For Donnal, it's either his way or it's no way
Supremes' credibility isn't helped by report of O'Connor's craving Arizona
Saturday, Sept. 2; Duck Room
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000
Ross Perot launched the Reform Party as the voice of the American people. Eight years later, it's a shrill, staticky free-for-all, and the moderates can't get heard.
Published the week of July 5-11, 2000
The perfectly imperfect case for legalizing medical marijuana
The major news outlet for St. Louis' gay and lesbian community folds; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
The city of St. Louis' only public gun range draws firearms enthusiasts, the self-defense-minded and those for whom being a good shot is just part of a day's work