Kristin Dennis of electro-pop outfit Née slides a Stiegel Radler across the Fortune Teller Bar's wood rail and recounts, "Sam Coffey and I were just walking down the neighborhood alleys, really hot and wanting to swim really bad. We had no pool. And no money." It's an introduction that mirrors an u ... More >>
What are the stories we tell about ourselves and our city? If you're one of the folks worried that the recent episodes of Salvage City didn't show St. Louis in the best possible light, console yourself with the fact that at least Moonshiners isn't set here. That other Discovery Channel show depicts ... More >>
Reality television is, more often than not, a thin veneer of reality placed atop a carefully crafted fiction. As viewers, we accept this white lie because reality programming is built with the same blocks as any other story: plot, setting and, most importantly, character.
Sam Coffey knows the key to dumpster diving: If you wait 'til it gets to the dumpster, you're too late. Long before bulldozers demolish St. Louis' blighted industrial buildings and pour the remains into dumpsters and landfills, Coffee and his crew pick through the remains looking for something the ... More >>
The Fortune Teller Bar opened late last year, offering a quirky watering hole for Cherokee neighborhood frequenters. The food menu contains a small selection of hot sandwiches accurately touted as "melty slabs of satisfying snackitude." Oh, and the pickles. Our review of the Fortune Teller Bar, alon ... More >>
First Punch Film Productions has been busy rolling tape the last few months (well, rolling digital data). The local film company releases two new videos tonight: one from local band Née and the other for Colombian rap group, Los Calvos. Filmed simultaneously in different parts of the world, the vid ... More >>