Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? How about an entire summer? Because with a three-hour running time, Stray Dog Theatre's latest production of Terrence McNally's iconic 1994 paean to gay culture, Love! Valour! Compassion!, will at times have you yearning for fall -- be it for a change of sea ... More >>
The ex-Lindenwood University wrestler charged with knowingly infecting a sexual partner with HIV has an online alter ego named Tiger Mondingo who loves posting shirtless selfies and writes semi-coherent advice for gay men reluctant to "bottom". Since his arrest in October, five more men have accuse ... More >>
Though the homicide count, at 80, appears to be down this year, September was no slouch when it came to crime. Last month's crime coverage was dominated by the tragic death of a little girl and more cases of horrific animal abuse. The month ended with an elderly former-Missouri priest held to task i ... More >>
Update below: Mario Hunt, an assistant teacher and coach at Cahokia High School, is accused of having sexual contact with a minor -- while he knew he was HIV positive. The alleged abuse, police say, stems back to 2011 when the victim was seventeen years old. It's unclear exactly what his connectio ... More >>
Update: We still have gift certificates to participating restaurants to give away! Find out how to win them after the jump! --------------------- In 1991, ActionAIDS, a Philadelphia-based agency to help those suffering from AIDS, organized the first Dining Out For Life event. ActionAIDS encouraged l ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 2. El Lenador, 3124 Cherokee Street.
After more than a decade with its original founder, the St. Louis Black Gay & Lesbian Pride Committee has a new president. Audrey Pearson is taking the reins from Erise Williams, and she's got some new ideas for energizing the festival and acting as a resource for the community."We have to be ... More >>
Oh, my. Where to begin? 2011 is just seven-days-old and we're having trouble narrowing down the field for this week's Ass Clown. Must've been something in that $6.99 bottle of Asti Spumante on New Year's Eve that has everyone acting the fool. Here, then, are the candidates who bubbled their ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Image viaElderberries -- curing AIDS and cancer?Just as Brazilian açaí once rose to prominence as a faddish "superfruit," the elderberry may be The Next Big Thing in health food circles, and Missouri farmers are hoping to cash in: the biggest elderberry farm in the whole country sits in Hartsbu ... More >>
Nigaila GibbsThere was an embarrassment of riches, but you, the readers have spoken: This week's Ass Clown is Nigaila Gibbs, the alleged St. Louis prostitute who was charged with doing her job even though she knew she had HIV. Gibbs garnered 38 percent of the vote in the closest Ass Clown co ... More >>
You know what time it is? Time to cast your vote for Ass Clown of the Week. Select this week's newsmaker who you feel most embarrassed or shamed themselves by words or deeds. And the nominees...1. Lori Pellin: The woman who left her pets -- all 27 of them (25 cats and two dogs) -- locked in her C ... More >>
Photo SourceSt. Louis City is the least healthy part of Missouri, according to the County Health Rankings statistics.Fat, lazy and stupid. Those character traits make for great cartoons (think Homer Simpson). But according to a new report that ranks health factors in all U.S. counties, the City o ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
Joe Biden, champion of the working class. Joe Biden, who commuted from Delaware to D.C. with the regular folks on the Amtrak. Working-class Joe, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Some say it's a mythical legend, that of the blue-collar Joe Biden and his rags-to-riches journey to the top.The senator-tu ... More >>
The current issue of Newsweek contains a short piece (no pun intended) (no, really) about circumcision -- or, more precisely, about the decline in circumcisions in the United States.Writes Nick Summers:Following a 1999 report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which said that the health benefi ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, March 23. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
If it doesn't seem like a year has passed since I last touted Dining Out for Life -- well, it hasn't. Dining Out for Life has moved from November to April, and this year's event well take place at area restaurants this Thursday, April 24. Participating restaurants will donate at least 25% of your ch ... More >>
Tensions between China and Japan over contaminated frozen dumplings have eased somewhat. (Time) Researchers believe pre-chewing food may transmit HIV from infected adults to babies. (New York Times) A video game based on the competitive-eating circuit is in the works. Even if I didn't hate eating ... More >>
Which does Dennis like best?
Wednesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Tuesday, March 14, at 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Week of December 1, 2004
Lee is 28 years old, lives at home with his parents and will let you jerk him off for $25
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Guns 'n Hoses returns
A gaggle of Valentine's Day shows appeal to music fans of all stripes
Krewe of the Mystic Martini
Week of March 7, 2001