Even in a place like St. Louis, where gun battles all too often claim the lives of the players involved and the civilians on the sidelines, the shooting that killed a twenty-year-old man at the University City High School alumni picnic was heartbreaking. What was supposed to be a pleasant summer af ... More >>
After 80 years in obscurity, Tennessee Williams' short story "Crazy Night" is finally available to the bookworms of the world. And literary experts say the story about a college freshman's feelings for an older girl on a night of drunkenness, desperation and "sexual skirmish" could be a fictionaliz ... More >>
JBJR: Your 2011 S.LU.M. Fest Beat Battle Champion.James Bishop has had his Dell Latitude laptop since September 2005. And it's worked hard for him. The world knows Bishop as JBJR, the up and coming St. Louis producer, and he's pumped out hundreds of beats on that computer. It has taken its to ... More >>
In the summer of 1964, hundreds of young northerners descended upon Mississippi to register black voters and teach in "Freedom Schools." Among them were Charles McLaurin, Chris Hexter and Tracy Sugarman, who were all based in the town of Ruleville in Sunflower County. McLaurin was the project direct ... More >>
Ronald H. "Mr. Hockey" SchmidtThey called him "Mr. Hockey." When 72-year-old Ronald H. Schmidt of Mehlville died in his sleep early Tuesday morning, the St. Louis Blues lost not just a fan. They lost a fan who attended the franchise's first home game in 1967 and who came to know announcers, journ ... More >>
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B-Sides gets gangsta with Burt Bacharach, imagines a rainbow of worldly bands and dissects the nuances of two trumpets
Hair at Wash. U.
That Marty McFly went back in time
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Week of March 12, 2003
From a suburban roller rink, identical twins David and Darren Stith gamble on future hip-hop stars. Getting paid is everyone's preoccupation.
For more than three decades, Eric Vickers has been lighting brushfires, crusading against the racism he sees around him. Now, the civil-rights lawyer and activist finds himself burned.
The major news outlet for St. Louis' gay and lesbian community folds; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
There's live jazz in St. Louis -- you just have to know where to look for it