Gut Check is proud to introduce the Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. A drun ... More >>
Warning: show-going can be bad for your health. I type this with watery eyes, a sore head and throat, and a forever-runny, impossible-to-breathe-out-of nose. I suppose all that putzing around in the rain between breaking a sweat at shows over the weekend really exacerbated things quickly. Bah! Worth ... More >>
Alicia LohmarFirst, a quick retraction. We wrote in this very column, just a little over a year ago, "...don't sully the time-honored occupation of respectable drinking by concocting all sorts of foolishness that ends in '-tini' and isn't 'gin martini' or that contains the words 'nipple' or 'bomb ... More >>
image viaWe uncovered a lot of fascinating stories last summer while we were compiling our Literary St. Louis project, and one of our favorites was that Walt Whitman's brother, Thomas Jefferson Whitman (known as Jeff), had designed and built the water tower on North Grand Avenue and 20th Stre ... More >>
World's Fair Doughnuts,
1904 South Vandeventer Avenue;
"It's easier to get your genitals pierced than to get a good shave in St. Louis"
Talk about dispassion
A rough guide to St. Louis
And it stands for art
Pueblo Solis, 5127 Hampton Avenue, 314-351-9000
Twenty-eight straight days pushing freight up and down the Big Muddy -- and oh-so-slowly
Wednesday, April 7; the Pageant
Francis Cape whispers from the corner
Jade Esteban Estrada tells the tales you won't find in textbooks
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
Week of December 25, 2002
Scorsese looks at the roots of New York's violence, with mixed results
His inspired passion made him a favorite in the art world. Now Marcel Salinas is stuck in St. Louis, where hardly anybody knows his name.
The malaise of one suburban teen is made vivid in the disturbing first feature film L.I.E.
Like many great artists, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has an inner fire, but all some critics see is smoke
Tom Russell conjures the spirits of his ancestors -- and tells the epic story of America's immigrant history -- on The Man from God Knows Where
An appreciation of the artistry of Ricky Jay
The Cruise takes us on a breathless tour of NYC and the whirligig mind of guide Timothy "Speed" Levitch