As a teacher at Washington University, as a mentor to young writers, as a friend to established writers, Donald Finkel wanted others to find their own voices — to hew their own path through life, and not imitate what had been done. On April 7 at Duff’s Restaurant, 392 North Euclid Ave., Finkel’s celebration was marked by more than 30 local poets. Hear his words here.
Early risers, including Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, laced up their running shoes and hit the pavement of St. Louis Sunday morning for the Go! St. Louis Marathon. See the story in these photos by Lyle Whitworth.
Spring in St. Louis brought out marathon runners, Cardinals fans, Soulard Market shoppers and drum circles. Here are some pics from around the city this weekend. Pics 1-9 are of Saturday's shopping at Soulard Market; 10 and 11 are of some partying on South Grand and 12 through 20 are of the U....
Leather, leather, leather. The annual Mr. Midwest Leather contest, held at JJ's Clubhouse in St. Louis drew a couple hundred people Saturday night. Pics tell the story of a contest that judges speaking abilities, physical form and community involvement.
Despite the rain, St. Louisans stuck it out for the first game of the 2008 St. Louis Cardinals season -- until the rain came heavier than hooves of Budweiser Clydesdales. Included: People dancing to "Cotton-Eyed Joe," Fredbird and people being interviewed about why they're all wet.
The Billiken Club, nestled in the basement of Saint Louis University's Busch Student Center, has gained a reputation for hosting stellar indie and rock bands -- for free -- over the past few years. On Saturday, March 29, stars-on-the-verge British Seapower took to the tiny stage at SLU.
Over the August 3rd weekend, Lollapalooza stormed into Chicago. Unfortunately, the storm was literal as rain pounded Grant Park on Saturday. The horrible weather didn't last, and these lovely ladies dressed for fun in the sun prove that.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
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In honor of St. Louis Fashion Week, we go behind the counter at Rag-O-Rama to see what sells and what stinks in the hip world of vintage clothing. A men's version of the fashion game may come around if the masses call for it.