In our music feature this week, we dive into the nomadic existence of Ian Fisher and the Present, a duo comprised of Ste. Genevieve native Ian Fisher and St. Louisan Ryan Carpenter. Fisher has carved out a living in Europe as a traveling minstrel, booking shows with Carpenter and other friends in Au ... More >>
Ian Fisher & the Present debut a new video today for "Why Do I Go?" off of the band's latest, self-titled effort. The video was shot in Vienna, Austria (half of the duo takes up residency in Germany) by Anna Kohlweis with assistance by Yavuz Odabas. In it, Fisher and Ryan Carpenter (aka "the Present ... More >>
Ayad Akhtar is a lucky man. His first novel, American Dervish, came out in January and has received extravagant praise from the likes of the New York Times and NPR; you can hear him read from it this Wednesday, February 29, at Left Bank Books. Next month, for a few days anyway, he will have two play ... 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 >>
Old ViennaThe real taste of St. Louis - Old Vienna Pork Steak Potato ChipsCould anything be more St. Louis than Old Vienna Pork Steak Flavored Potato Chips?
Well, Provel flavored chips come to mind, but those don't exist. Yet. Old Vienna's come through with the pork steak flavored ones.
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Photo by Justin BernhautTomorrow, Alarm Will Sound (pictured) will take on the original work of eight composers as part of the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival.Patrick David Clark uses the word kaleidoscopic three times in a single discussion about the field that has become his life: music co ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWither, Tony Packo's? Hot-dog lawsuits in Toledo and Chicago.
At least these problems aren't Congressional in nature. Some of the nation's favorite hot dog institutions have troubles more judiciary and executive in nature.
In Chicago, Vienna Beef is suing Scott D. Ladany, a ... More >>
Beating out 27,000 other inferior kids (ages kindergarten through high school) from all 50 states, a teen living across the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau emerged victorious in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art contest on Friday. The aptly-named Abraham Hunter, a 17-year-old from Vienna, Illi ... More >>
Missouri has long been one of the world's leading exporters of beer. But now, researchers at the University of Missouri say that vino could be the state's next big alcoholic gift to mankind.The state grape of Missouri -- the Norton variety -- is known for its resistance to powdery mildew, a funga ... More >>
Pamela LittkyOwl City's Adam YoungThere was not a computer to be found on the stage at Owl City's Pageant performance last night. That may come as a surprise to those who think of the band's singer and mastermind Adam Young as a "laptop artist," one who creates his music without much input fr ... More >>
After about a year of perusing old-school cookbooks looking for weird recipes and spotting bizarre trends (hot dogs eggs, inside a Jell-O mold) from the '50s, food blogger Robin Wheeler compiled her twenty most stomach-turning concoctions. (Do not view this list before lunch. Jeez, or maybe after ... More >>