I'm like a lot of internet-addicted losers out there, meaning that I read a lot about serial killers. Despite admitting that, I'm still not sure where I came up with this concept. Maybe it's because I'm going to the Gathering of the Juggalos for RFT Music in just over a week and I'm trying to mental ... More >>
In this week's print edition, Senior Writer Roy Kasten interviews Jay Farrar, longtime leader of Son Volt and first-time author, about the band's new album Honky Tonk (due out March 5) and his new book Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs (due out March 19). "The impetus to write the book was born out of ... More >>
The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.
A new play based on Jonathan Franzen's essay "House For Sale" opens this Saturday, October 13, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a theater in New York. Actually, it's just previews; the "post-opening" is October 25. (But where is the actual opening?) The essay concerns Franzen's return to Webster Groves ... More >>
Legendary punk club CBGB closed five years ago tomorrow. In its final week, the venue hosted a string of shows paying tribute its storied thirty year run, and it all culminated with a headlining set from Patti Smith. There were only a couple hundred people lucky enough to get tickets to that ... More >>
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar GalleryTomás Saraceno, Hydrogen Cloud Explosion, 2008.Art Outside: Schlafly's three-day celebration of local artists features works in all media, affordable prices, live music, art activities for the kids plus beer. Sept. 9-11, free admission. Schlaf ... More >>
You've heard of garage rock. But Kid Congo Powers - co-founder of the Gun Club, guitarist for the Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and prolific, eccentric, solo rock & roll maestro -- doesn't play garage rock. He plays gymnasium rock. His forthcoming album, Gorilla Rose and his 2009 al ... More >>
www.ucityloop.comA Chicago Sun-Times travel writer recently received the royal treatment in St. Louis: scoring a rare interview with rock icon Chuck Berry and getting upgraded to a plush suite at the new Moonrise Hotel. And no doubt Delmar Loop impresario Joe Edwards (owner of the Moonrise and on ... More >>
Jon GitchoffThe two Johns: Linnell (left) and Flansburgh. Slideshow here. They Might Be Giants has been playing all of its beloved 1990 album Flood in select cities on its current tour. St. Louis - long one of the most popular markets for the band - had the honor of hearing one of these performance ... 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 >>
Despite feeling snubbed by Kerouac, Unreal's wide awake, hammered, packing pink heat and looking for a sign from God.
A rough guide to St. Louis
We struggle with that most serious of questions: Roth or Hagar?
Clinical drug trials offer good money, comfy dorms -- and sometimes even a free buzz. But beware: They're gonna suck your blood like Dracula.
This just in: St. Louisans are sexy, literate and breathing in way too many toxins; Unreal is invited to take part in uprisings -- legally sanctioned and otherwise; and the P-D editorial staff takes God to task
Plus: charter control; the opera comes to town; and so does the wrecking ball
How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic
Globe-trotting food writer/TV host Anthony Bourdain is hungry for more than just what's on his plate
Week of January 2, 2002
St. Louis rapper Nelly sets out on the road to fame and fortune
Self-promoting poet and noted Faulkner collector Louis Daniel Brodsky tends to his legacy: shepherding his entire life's work into print