Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is leading the charge against sexual assault in the military, splitting from another powerful and determined democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, on her approach to protecting assault victims seeking justice. McCaskill and Gillibrand, of New York, are both tr ... More >>
One of the more controversial proposals at the Missouri legislature this year is a GOP bill that would allow doctors to refuse to perform procedures that "violate his or her conscience or principles." Critics, like Planned Parenthood, say this is "denial of care" legislation that could prevent rape ... More >>
A bill that got its first round of approval yesterday in the Missouri House says that anyone providing medical services can't be required to perform procedures that "violate his or her conscience or principles." At the center of this bill is a debate around abortion. But would the proposal block acc ... More >>
You read the headline right. Representative Ann Wagner, who represents Missouri's second congressional district in Washington D.C, voted against the version of the Violence Against Women Act that has now passed both the House and the Senate with bipartisan support. Not that you'd know from her off ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Since the bust of Rush Limbaugh went up in the state capitol, Todd Akin offered up his theories of "legitimate rape" and the legislature overrode Governor Nixon's veto of the bill that would allow employers to deny insurance coverage of birth control, Missouri has become a laughingstock among progre ... More >>
It's nearly March, just six months before the G.O.P. convention, which sounds like a perfect time to celebrate our quadrennial political tradition: culture wars. In Michigan, Republican presidential nominee Rick Santorum is telling folks there shouldn't necessarily be a complete separation of churc ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, November 18. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Photo by Jon ScorfinaEuclid Records employee Anna Zachritz, better known around town as DJ SuperConductor, has amassed hundreds of records in less than a decade. As a DJ, Zachritz is known for spinning underground hip-hop and electro, but at the heart of her collection is riot grrl - the '90s ... More >>
Susie Bright is a writer, sex educator, editor, feminist and all-around rabble-rouser. And she's coming to St. Louis! You can check her out at a signing for her latest work, the autobiographical "Big Sex Little Death" at Left Bank Books' Central West End location on Sunday April 17 at 4 p.m., or ... More >>
Jane Calvin went to the bathroom this week and out plopped a five-pound, 12-ounce baby girl. The new mother tells Fox 2 she didn't know she was pregnant because she stopped having menstrual cycles a year ago and early menopause runs in her family. Still, one wonders: How could she possibly not know ... More >>
And now it's time for the "I love you like a fat kid loves cake" memorial Worst Lyrics of 2008, March Madness-style tournament, this year a terrifying mélange of appalling oral-sex requests, bargain-bin philosophies, grammatical atrocities, and cringe-inducing pillow talk. To elevate the drama, I ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, September 13. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of St. Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
Reviews by Dennis Brown, Paul Friswold and Deanna Jent
9 p.m. Saturday, December 23. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Week of December 14, 2006
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater.
7 p.m. Sunday, September 24. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
7 p.m. Monday, August 7. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
Sunday, April 23, at 9 p.m. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway)
Sunday, August 21; Harrah's Casino and Hotel Outdoor Stage (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)
A former waiter sues the Missouri Athletic Club for discrimination
This Island (Strummer/Universal)
The St. Louis Police Department faces a taboo topic: Domestic violence within its ranks
The critical response to the new Liz Phair album is senseless, sexist and stupid
The Vagina Monologues phenomenon finally reaches St. Louis
Thu Do Hair Design
Historyonics' Ahead of Her Time: Four Women in the Twentieth Century and the Washington University Performing Arts Department's Gitanjali are similarly flawed
Taking a shine to the Star Death