In addition to being Record Store Day, this Saturday is also April 20, or 4/20, which many a stoner across the world regards as a free-for-all celebration of all things weed. Hate to say it, but some of you out there celebrating this weekend's unofficial marijuana "holiday" are going to be approache ... More >>
Phil Ramone was not a member of the Ramones. He was also not Phil Spector. He was something in between, a musician who handled the controls for many legendary recordings beginning in the 1960s. Ramone died Saturday of a brain aneurysm at the age of 79. In his honor, here are the six best Phil Ramone ... More >>
A Wildwood couple rescued eight ducks who they say would have otherwise died -- and now, they are looking for someone to help them take care of the domestic animals. Which is why they've posted an ad for a full-time or part-time animal caretaker on Craigslist. "There are people who have domestic d ... More >>
The other day, I wrote a quick little piece about the Blues looking tired and hitting a bit of a wall in their last game Sunday night. Thanks to an error in utilizing the calendar function on my phone (I would like to blame Samsung for a grand conspiracy to make me look foolish, but it probably has ... More >>
As we mourn the passing of Hal David, the lyrical genius on the Burt Bacharach/Hal David dream team, we also revisit his timeless contributions to music. Here are the six best renditions of one of his best songs, "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me." See also: Hal David, Songwriting Part ... More >>
In what Wired magazine is calling "the patent case of the century," Apple is suing Samsung for "slavishly" copying Apple's tech and design as seen in -- among other things -- the iPad. Apple believes Samsung is trampling on its patent rights. The local-ish connection is this: Earlier this wee ... More >>
Friday, March 16, 2012 2:15 p.m. By mid-afternoon the South Congress strip had become a not-quite-debauched Mardi Gras parade of young and old, hip and unhip, crunchy and coiffed, and dogs, lots of dogs, all taking in the food trucks, boutiques, vintage apparel encampments and day parties, lots of ... More >>
So far this season it had been all Nashville, all the time when the Blues and Predators get together. Nashville's defense, at times capable of being as smothering as the Blues' own, had kept the St. Louis attack under control, and Pekka F. Rinne keeps doing this really spot-on but incredibly ... More >>
Mark AndresenLast month, I looked at the conflict between food trucks and bricks-and-mortar restaurants in St. Louis. Specifically, I focused on downtown, where trucks can ply their goods within the previously established downtown vending zone, but are also restricted from operating within 20 ... More >>
Everything was going so well, too. The Blues had won four in a row, were coming off a shutout of a very good San Jose team, and were headed to Columbus, Ohio, home to one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League. How bad are the Blue Jackets? They're the NHL's designated team this se ... More >>
Madonna, fresh off a Super Bowl appearance and more aware of how to capitalize than possibly anyone in pop music, has just announced a massive 2012 tour. And just days before Madonna 2012 World Tour goes out in (presumably) a blaze of infinite production value in Miami, she'll make a stop here in St ... More >>
The key change is an essential device in the pop canon. Play song, move chords and melody up a half step or so, continue in new key until otherwise noted. It's simple, really, and often effective, which is why it has been employed to the point of abuse. Here are the six best key changes in pop music ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen's long awaited 2012 US tour dates are out and, at lest in this first batch, the closest he'll come to St. Louis is an April 17 show in Cleveland and an April 12 show in Detroit. A stop here could be announced at a later date -- there is a tantalizing week between the Cleveland show ... More >>
Image viaThe website Bundle has released a study that purports to have determined the country's most caffeinated cities. Yes, there is a slideshow accompanying the study. No, this isn't straight-up Huffington Post-style linkbait.According to Bundle, Chicago is America's most caffeinated city, wit ... More >>
Dana PlonkaThe Civil Wars12:24 In the South By vortex, all news - or at least news not related to Jack White pop-up performances, Cee-Lo Green cancellations, Kanye gossip and R.E.M. show rumors - gets obliterated. Japan's nuclear nightmare is no exception. Glancing at an RSS reader under 75 d ... More >>
At first glance it looks like a baby's sock hanging from a mini oil derrick, slowly dripping the black liquid into the cup below. OK, maybe it's closer to a Chemex than I'm making it sound, but the "typical" -- or "tipico," as restaurant menus across the country will remind you -- percolador style o ... More >>
That's exactly what I was afraid of. Last night, the Blues ran into the Chicago Blackhawks, who have been one of the top teams in the league for most of the year. They were an absolute buzzsaw in December, and though they haven't been able to maintain that torrid pace in 2009, the 'Hawks are still t ... More >>
Men's Health and Women's Health magazines have come out with their ranking of the 100 best -- and worst -- cities in America for healthy living. St. Louis ranks as the second-worst city in both Men's Health and Women's Health, with only Bakersfield, California, and Charleston, West Virginia, respect ... More >>
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