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  • Scenes from Ferguson as Week Two Begins
    Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, 18, on August 9, 2014, but the reverberations still are being felt. As week two of the investigation into Brown's death begins and the findings of several autopsies are released, Ferguson remains a heated zone of peaceful protesters and...
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  • Billy Bragg Supports Ferguson with Impromptu Set at the Royale
    Around 11 a.m., world-renowned folk-punk musician Billy Bragg had an idea to perform in St. Louis on the way to Arkansas. An hour later, Bragg had everything he needed to do so. Bragg and guitarist Joe Purdy performed a Ferguson-centric show on August 19, 2014, at the Royale. Calling for...
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  • Salt + Smoke Serves BBQ in the Delmar Loop
    This is the latest concept from restaurateur Tom Schmidt, best known for his French restaurant in Soulard, Franco. His sophomore venture, the Mediterranean-themed Nico, had a good two-year run before Schmidt decided to rebrand the spot this past June. The transformation seemed to occur...
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  • Potluck Gives Way to Chaos in Ferguson
    The St. Louis chapter of Food Not Bombs, which is dedicated to taking nonviolent direct action to change society, organized a community potluck and barbecue at the burned-out QuikTrip gas station on August 17, 2014, in honor of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren...
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  • 20 Neo-Noir Films You Have to See
    The Voice's J. Hoberman was more mixed than most on Sin City when he reviewed it in 2005, but his description of the film as "hyper-noir" helps explain why this week's release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has us thinking back on the neo-noir genre. Broadly speaking, neo-noir encompasses...
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  • Bob Reuter Birthday Show at the Ready Room
    On August 16, 2014, at the Ready Room, a number of bands and artists celebrated the life of Bob Reuter, the longitme musician and St. Louis legend who died last August after falling down an elevator shaft. Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost, Jack Grelle, Johnny Walker, James Leg and the Defeated County...
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  • Michael Brown and Ferguson: The Story in Photos
    On Saturday, August 9, 2014, eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was walking with a friend on the 2900 block of Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri, when the two came across a Ferguson police officer. What happened next is unclear, but after a series of gunshots, Michael Brown was lying face down...
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  • Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy Pay Tribute to Michael Brown at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    Rapper Wiz Khalifa brought his "Under the Influence of Music" tour to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 12, 2014, proving that music can bring some comfort during troubled times. Khalifa and co-performers Jeezy, DJ Drama and more commented on the region's tension caused by the recent...
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  • Death in the Afternoon Serves Lunch at Downtown St. Louis' Citygarden
    The name is a bit perplexing at first. Death in the Afternoon is an Ernest Hemingway novel about bullfighting, but the cuisine is not Spanish. It’s also the name of an absinthe and Champagne cocktail, even though there is no cocktail program (yet). But perhaps “death” refers to killing time,...
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  • Miley Cyrus Brings the 'Bangerz' Tour to Scottrade Center
    After a five-year absence, Miley Cyrus finally returned to St. Louis on August 10, 2014, for her "Bangerz" tour. After cancelling her original Scottrade Center date due to illness, the controversial pop star ignored her Hannah Montana days in favor of a more mature, outspoken persona. Lily...
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  • Mud and Mayhem at the 2014 Warrior Dash
    Beer and mud were incentive enough for competitors in this year's Warrior Dash on August 9, 2014. Thousands of "Warriors" gave their all in the the 5K obstacle course of mud holes, fire pits and rope challenges. Photos by Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times.
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  • Arch Rival Roller Girls Rumble in Queeny Park
    Roller derby has been picking up speed as one of the coolest sports to watch in St. Louis. On August 9, 2014, the Arch Rival Roller Girls doubled that pleasure, with the league taking on the Ohio Roller Girls in two bouts at Queeny Park in Ballwin. The ARRG All-Stars beat Ohio 160-153, while...
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