The crew at Big Muddy Records has always had an ear for St. Louis' varied strands of country music, from the bruised, punk-infused songs of the late Bob Reuter to the earliest incarnations of Pokey LaFarge's folk-blues revivalism. But on Jack Grelle's second LP, Steering Me Away, Big Muddy now has a ... More >>
By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in Rome billowed white smoke, and the new pope emerged on the balcony in white robes: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires. His papal name will be Francis I. David Clohessy, the executive director of Survivors Network of T ... More >>
The Good Food Awards celebrate food that's good in all senses of the word: tasty and ethical and responsible. That is to say, food that's all natural, made by actual people who respect animals and the environment and the seasons and the culture of the people who produce it. It's food that costs a li ... More >>
Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, but the summer of strange recalls continues. On Thursday, August 31, Klement Sausage Company Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recalled 2,920 pounds of frozen bratwurst patties because they might contain...wait for it...pieces of a plastic pen. According to the USD ... More >>
Most books live brief and uneventful lives, from printer to pulper, and then forgotten. A few have second lives in libraries and used bookstores where they may be rediscovered and cherished. The Moonflower Vine, the first novel by Missourian Jetta Carleton, originally published in 1961, was one of t ... More >>
In 2006, Don Bailey closed Three-1-Three, his music club in downtown Belleville, leaving a hole in a once-vibrant live music scene. "I always enjoyed Belleville and the music scene, from Uncle Tupelo to Fragile Porcelain Mice," says Bailey. "I booked over 2000 bands at the 313 Club, and I not ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>
Jon Gitchoff Drive-By Truckers at the Pageant October 2: They killed it. There are very few certainties in life, but there's one thing you can always count on: If Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers are in town, you have the opportunity to see one of the best rock n'roll shows money can ... More >>
Todd OwyoungTom Petty, last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. View more photos here.A Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers summer tour is as American as baseball, apple pie and fireworks. Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the band once again proved why, by turning in a predi ... More >>
Image viaGut Check had a chance to speak with Bill Courtney, the owner and chef of Cheese-ology, a new Delmar Loop restaurant devoted to mac & cheese. Courtney projects an early June opening at 6602 Delmar Boulevard (the former St. Louis Pizza Haus location).Cheese-ology is the first restaura ... More >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu; to read part one, click here. Look for part three tomorrow. Robin Wheeler3 favorite restaurants in St. Louis, besides yours? El Bronco, Gokul, Niche. Local chef who most impresses you? José a ... More >>
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu. Part two will be published tomorrow, and part three on Friday. Robin WheelerA man, a plan, a ham: Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu"I really appreciate obsessiveness in other people because I have ... More >>
Alt-Weeklies Provide Web Links to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaios Home Address
The following press release was issued this morning by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN), of which Riverfront Times is a member. ALT-WEEKLIES SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH PHOENIX NEW TIMES, PROVIDE WEB LINKS TO MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO'S HOME ADDRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. October 23, ... More >>
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
The Mexican calls dibbies on Spanish
Kevin Buckley steps out of the basement and the Cunninghams come home.
The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a warm-weather idyll.
Good for what ales you
(1860's Hard Shell Café & Bar)
A theater field trip to bucolic Arrow Rock is well worth the drive
Sidney Street Café's new owners keep the place a living legend
Sweet Dough Hot Beans and First Watch know the importance of a good breakfast
When audiences dug the dexedrine-fueled, pot-stoked Nervous Set at the Crystal Palace back in 1959, St. Louis was like cool, man, cool
Vets call on the military's top brass not to fight
Week of October 2, 2002
Former Laumeier Director Beej Nierengarten-Smith points fingers and names names in her parting shot from THE Sculpture Park. She lets it fly, and some of it sticks.
Beej Nierengarten-Smith retires from her position as director of Laumeier Sculpture Park next spring. Her legacy remains in dispute.
New art inspired by old times
Beej Nierengarten-Smith runs Laumeier Sculpture Park like her personal fiefdom. Despite the damage she's done, powerful allies keep her in charge.
Funding approval of Laumeier Sculpture Park's business manager is put on hold as St. Louis County Councilwoman Edith Cunnane calls for an audit of the park's finances
How Laumeier Sculpture Park director Beej Nierengarten-Smith's art collection traveled to New Mexico -- on Laumeier's dime
Belleville's Three-1-Three does the job on a budget for proletarian gourmets