"The truth is, movement is very simple. Humans can construct movement with electricity and objects, use their bodies, or rely on nature to move particles," says local experimental artist Kevin Harris of his upcoming event As Unstable As -- A Survey of Contemporary Electronic and Performance Art in S ... More >>
Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>
Since its opening four years ago, Citygarden has become a must-see St. Louis destination. Now the downtown sculpture park is worth a listen, too. See also: - Jenna Fischer Defends Imo's Pizza - Jon Hamm Brags About St. Louis Cardinals Today Citygarden unveiled an iPhone app that offers -- among ... More >>
The Mountain Goats | Water Liars April 21, 2012 The Gargoyle I'm just going to call it now: the most common response to this review will be "I didn't know the Mountain Goats played in St. Louis this weekend." John Darnielle and his crew flew in to play a one-off show on the closing night of Washing ... 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 >>
This week's Riverfront Times explores our city's literary history. Check back throughout the week for online-only maps and articles supplementing this week's cover story. Why did so many St. Louis writers live in or near the Central West End? Sure it's a swell place to live, but real estate is expe ... More >>
This week's Riverfront Times explores our city's literary history. Check back throughout the week for online-only maps and articles supplementing this week's cover story. Now that you've read about all the famous writers who lived in St. Louis, get up off your ass and take a walk in their footsteps ... More >>
Image sourceGass in 1969, a year before any of those New Yorker punks were born.The New Yorker just announced its 20 favorite writers under 40. This list is so damned important, it's been published in the New York Times and mocked by Gawker. ("You probably hate it already, without even knowin ... More >>
William Gass invites you to visit the Front Room.If you're already watching the clock and thumbing through the paltry excuses you've yet to use for ditching work early on a Friday afternoon, set your thumbs at ease. You suddenly need to go to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis before it closes ... More >>
A few weeks back I posted about the death of Jarvis Thurston, former chairman of the English Department at Washington University, husband of the poet Mona Van Duyn and a longtime friend of my family. Yesterday Wash. U. hosted a small celebration of Jarvis' life, featuring eulogies by Dan Shea (fo ... More >>
Some of my earliest memories involve family visits to Jarvis and Mona Thurston’s house. As kids it was pretty much a given that we’d celebrate holidays there or at our house -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, whatever. I remember, in particular, the coffee table, which Jarvis made, whose right-hand dra ... More >>
After thirty-plus years, it's still a literary force of nature.
Read a good book under an old oak tree.
If you didn't already know that the RFT's Ballpark Village story was a parody, you found out during Thursday night's Game 4 Cardinals victory, when KTRS (550 AM) snuck into Mike Shannon and John Rooney's play-by-play to announce that the Cardinals and the city had reached an agreement on financing t ... More >>
Riverfront Times uncovers secret plan for Ballpark Village cultural landmark.
Typo Café at the Tin Ceiling, 3159 Cherokee Street; 314-910-7321.
A rough guide to St. Louis
Week of December 15, 2004
And the water's wonders?
He's Charlie Daniels
St. Louisans come together to remember what was lost on 9/11
The fear of terrorism hits the heartland with the postponement of a visit by Salman Rushdie at Washington University
William H. Gass
Wash. U. grad Susan Bernofsky brings the mysterious Swiss writer Robert Walser into English