Now that 50 Shades of Grey has (apparently) become the only work of erotica produced in the entire world since D.H. Lawrence banged out Lady Chatterley's Lover, it's only fitting that it's become the Lady Chatterley of the twenty-first century. Well, OK, it and its two sequels made their way into b ... More >>
Two iconic symbols of Little House on the Prairie: A sunbonnet (worn by Pudd'nhead Books children's buyer Melissa Posten) and a butter churn.If you've ever read any of the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, even if it was more than a quarter-century ago, some things st ... More >>
Egypt is in total chaos right now, you may have heard. The government has been overturned and there's rioting in the streets. But the Egyptians are way luckier than St. Louisans because even though their country is a shambles, it's going to be 70 degrees and sunny in Cairo tomorrow. And what ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Want to feel better about your current relationship status? Whether you're steadfastly single or smugly settled, you can visit the Museum of Broken Relationships and just be glad you aren't one of the anonymous donors who had to get rid of their ex's crap. The exhibit is just one of this weekend's a ... More >>
Image sourceAnother wild and crazy day in St. Louis, more specifically, the City Museum.Oh, look, the Daily Beast has posted another dumb ranking of America's states and cities! Why do we even pay attention to them anymore after they called us ugly and bitched us out for lousy traffic? Well, this ... More >>
lulu.comThat's his work, you dirty-minded fools.Joe Schwartz, as some of you may recall, is an employee of the St. Louis Public Library who self-published his first short story collection Joe's Black T-Shirt: Short Stories About St. Louis last August. He planned to sell the book at readings aroun ... More >>
www.penguingroup.comSharon Shinn is the best local author you've never heard of. A resident of Brentwood, she's published 21 novels for adults and teenagers. Her books are a mixture of science fiction, fantasy and romance and, frankly, kick ass over all those vampires. This year Riverfront T ... More >>
archlibrary.files.wordpress.comPhiladelphia is about to close its public library. Not just one branch-- the entire system-- including neighborhood, regional and main branches and lay off all of its employees. This is incredibly depressing not just because it's the sixth-largest public libr ... More >>
The old Soulard Library was only in service for 52 years, but the big brick building on Lafayette Avenue is going to retain its name as a bar and concert venue. The LibraryAngel and Matt Bostick are reopening the 7,000 square-foot building at 706 Lafayette Avenue as a rock club, with room for an est ... More >>
Mr. Hunter, on the record
Abraham Lincoln's legacy
A Barry good time
A Barry good time
And iron author, too
St. Louis Public Library-Central Branch, 1301 Olive Boulevard, 314-539-0359.
Week of February 23, 2006
Get they old art on
Who knew Juliette Lewis had a club called dignity in her bag?
Babs as Marge Schott? No? Oh well.
Week of August 31, 2005
Kim Catrall: America's sweetheart?
Week of August 3, 2005
Dionne Warwick brings the pain
A searing indictment of every bedrock world institution imaginable
Phyllis remembers a kinder, gentler Series
Three letters: U-M-A
Week of June 1, 2005
And in St. Louis, no less!
No one knows yet
A year in the alleys
Space is no place for thespians
Week of January 5, 2005
Not yet anyway
Oldest performing art strikes again
Fresh from rubbing shoulders with Ali G, the famed consumer advocate/presidential candidate talks up Earth Day
Week of February 5, 2003
Once Upon a Vine sends tendrils down the South Grand strip